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Aston Origin vs. Miktek MK300?
Old 24th February 2017
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Aston Origin vs. Miktek MK300?

Hi!

I'm looking for a new allround LDC
to replace my Studio Projects C1 jj mod

I was looking at
- Miktek MK300
- Aston Microphones Origin

I'm fed up with harsh and problematic HiMid,
so maybe it's not a condenser I'm looking for?

Bought a RM BIV-1 ribbone that is very promising.
Yet, a cardioid LDC seems too essential not to have.

Main use is my voice and guitars.
Cramped space/ booth, a little troublesome acoustics.

I also have a FET847 DIY project,
but a couple of components costs the same as the Miktek,
so..

Budget is tight,
but getting/saving up for the right mic is more important.
(Expensive taste, poor wallet )

Other mics I have: RE20, CM3 pair, Sm58

Any recommendations?

Last edited by G-Sun; 24th February 2017 at 06:49 PM..
Old 24th February 2017
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Have not used the MikTek but the Origin will not disapoint. Articulate and smooth with no problematic frequencies in my experience.
Old 25th February 2017
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Have not used the MikTek but the Origin will not disapoint. Articulate and smooth with no problematic frequencies in my experience.
Ok, thanks! Yes, the Origin is my pick as it stands now.
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Listening to the Sweetwater vocal mic shootout
https://www.sweetwater.com/feature/vocal-mic-shootout/
The mk300 seems a little softer/less problematic in the upper mids.
Yeah, the MK300 really shone in that test -- very smooth and solid. It sounded more like a $1K mic than a $300 mic. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll sound better than the Origin on your voice in your space, but I definitely thought it sounded better in that shootout.
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Yeah, the MK300 really shone in that test -- very smooth and solid. It sounded more like a $1K mic than a $300 mic. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll sound better than the Origin on your voice in your space, but I definitely thought it sounded better in that shootout.
Yes, that's very correct
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Mk300 has been on my mic stand for 3 months and I don't see it leaving any time soon.

It's a stunning mic for the price.
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