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Mics that aren't sibilant, aren't harsh but aren't DARK Condenser Microphones
Old 2nd March 2009
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Mics that aren't sibilant, aren't harsh but aren't DARK

Obviously if you use a dark mic harshness and sibilance are less of an issue. I'm wondering what mics you think are clear in the high end without being bright harsh or sibiliant.
Old 2nd March 2009
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Telefunken U47 (vintage)
Old 2nd March 2009
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Check out the Pearlman Microphones thumbsup
Old 3rd March 2009
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Most SDC fall into this category. SM81, Earthworks, AT4041, and so on.

The Heil dynamics would qualify too.



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Old 3rd March 2009
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Telefunken AK47 fits in there to some degree for cheap. Selling one in the classifieds.
Old 3rd March 2009
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Telefunken AK47 fits in there to some degree for cheap. Selling one in the classifieds.
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Old 3rd March 2009
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I would classify my BeesNeez Jade as being not sibilant, not harsh and not dark.
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Bear in mind the mic pre plays as much a role in this as the mic. Also, it can be hard to find what you're looking for on the cheap.
Old 3rd March 2009
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Oktava MK-105 is a good example, but there is tons of good stuff.

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Old 3rd March 2009
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Well, since someone already said "vintage 47", I guess I gotta go with Manley Gold Reference as my A-1. Neumann TLM 170s are great, too.
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