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Most versatile LDC mic pair? Condenser Microphones
Old 30th August 2007
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Most versatile LDC mic pair?

looking to buy a used pair of LDC mics for all-purpose use to compliment my Oktava SDC mics.

plan to use these for instruments, percussion, drum overheads, etc.
my price range is about $600.

so far i've been looking at:
shure ksm32's
AT 4047's or 4050's

open to suggestions...

cheers
Old 31st August 2007
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I really like the AT4050's. I'm glad I bought a pair of them. Plus they're multi-pattern and excel at M-S. I've become a big fan of the Audio Technica mics over the years. The AT4047 is nice and a pair would be really nice... I don't know if you could find a pair for $600, if you can I'd pick them up - that would be a steal.

-- Adam Lazlo

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Old 31st August 2007
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I got two 4047s for $500, brand new. Killer deal, but I'm not sure they'd be what you need - they're not "do all" mics. They CAN cover lots of ground, but that depends on you liking their rather distinct character - these mics have a definite sound. I happen to like it a lot, so I'm happy to throw one in front of a kick, on a bass cab, a guitar amp, an amplified Wurli, backing vox, or put two up in Glyn Johns style. I like midrange, I like lows, I like a minimum of high end. 4047s aren't dark, maybe, but close to it - the highs roll off, the mids feel big, and the lows are nice'n'woolly. For general use stuff at friendly prices, I'm pretty fond of the KSM series mics- I've yet to use one I didn't like.
Old 31st August 2007
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You will want multi pattern for the most versitility. A pair of AT 4050 isn't a bad choice - the other obvious one would be the flat AKG 414 from some era.

I like the B-ULS the best so far.

On the other hand, the M179 from CAD is suprisingly good for a whole lot less money.




-tINY

Old 31st August 2007
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I have just one, but I have heard from good sources that the pair is killer. ADK hamburg or viennas. Its in your price range, good to check it out.
Old 31st August 2007
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+1 on the CAD M179.

The AT4050 is indeed a nice mic in the neutral range.

War
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