I'm a fan of many old EV mics, but I've never heard the DS35. I see it on a lot of mid-70s concert DVDs. According to the specs at Learning about Microphones it seems to have one almighty proximity boost, unlike many other classic EV mics.
Has anyone heard it? Is it good on live vocals? Studio?
The Electro-Voice DS-35 is a hazard. Use of this microphone will make your hair fall out, and extended use may require you to use bifocals as well. If you have any of them, you should send them all to me for proper 'disposal.'
Seriously....Back in the 70's I worked for a sound company that ran mainly DS-35's and also the Shure SM-57's. It seemed the '57's only came out of the case on big jobs after we ran out of '35's.
They're still a favorite of mine. They're a viable choice anywhere you would consider a dynamic microphone, and also may work better than condensers in a lot of applications. Plus....they often sell pretty cheap!
Last edited by Frankenstudio; 7th June 2007 at 04:06 AM..
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That's just great... One of my secret weapon, alternate VO microphones will now be three times as expensive. Just when I was thinking about getting another one. Thanks’ a lot you guys...
Hey if you can find one (or two) in good condition...Get them. If cheap enough, it’s a no brainer. If you're a home recording person, the DS35 is pretty good at limiting the amount of house noise that gets recorded. EV’s are different animals than Shure’s The 35 is a nice to have, different perspective, dynamic microphone….dino
Guys, been using the DS35 off-axis paired with a large-diaphragm-dynamic-that-shall-remain-nameless on-axis for guitar cabs and OMF'nG! Unbelievable. Fills in all the blanks seamlessly. Really draws out the character of the instrument and the cab at hand...gonna give 'er a run on some other sources to see what's what...love it!
A good example of the DS35's tone: George Carlin's "On Location" show from '77, taped by HBO (on Youtube).
A couple of minutes into the show, what looks like a Beyer M500 craps out and is replaced by a DS35.