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Old 21st August 2012
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Originally Posted by Coldsnow View Post
I prefer the i5 over the 906, 609, 57, 421 and so on after a bunch of testing. Usually use with an API pre on guitar. Could just be me though.
I find the i5 is too sensitive to proximity effect when getting too close.

I have gone through phases and now have a few go to mics.

I have had great success with al of the below and still use them all.

Shure SM57
Sennheiser MD409
Sennheiser E906
AKG C414EB in fig8 with the rear baffled off. (yes this one works well, but I have tried some other C414's like this and they sucked. So it may just be this particular mic)

My favourite at the moment is my Beyer Dynamic M160

Happy hunting.