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Old 20th November 2009
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Regarding my pair of JM-27's ... they pretty much suck. Perhaps ok for drum overheads, but no luck with acoustic guitar which is why I bought them. Even with a good pre, they are mediocre at best.

"For the price" they are ok to have around. I think I paid $100 new for 2 with shock mounts on Ebay. Perhaps with some modification (they have a transformer, unlike MXL 603), they might sound better, but I would rather save for a much better mic.

My C1000 sounds stellar on acoustic guitar compared to the JM-27's.
Hope this helps...
Old 20th November 2009
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Brauner Valvet X
Audio Technica 4040
Old 21st November 2009
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Originally Posted by laboso View Post
Audio Technica 4040
Do you by any chance have any samples you could share of this mic? I've been interested in it since I saw it, but never used one.
Old 21st November 2009
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Before recording any new vocalist I test the following mics for their voice:
AT 4047
Groove Tubes AM62
Beesneez Jade

The Jade pretty much wins every time.
Old 22nd November 2009
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Oktavamod MK319
Peluso 22 251
Pearlman TM1 (change all caps to rifa, roe, relcap and mcap silver oil! Amazing sound quality!!!)

I think it covers most of my applications.
Just need more pre heh
Old 22nd November 2009
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Rode NT1-A - works pretty well on most vocal styles in my opinion
Old 22nd November 2009
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1. Flea 47
2. Telefunken m12
3. U87
4. Sm7
Old 22nd November 2009
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My go to vocal mics not in any particular order:

Wagner U47w
Neumann U67
Neumann U87ai with InnerTube Retrofit
Telefunken USA Ela-M 251E
Brauner VMA
Manley Reference Gold
Horch RM2J
CharterOak SA 538B

Crowley And Tripp Studio Vocalist

Shure SM7B

Old 22nd November 2009
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I mainly use Brauner VMA and Gefell UM75. I don´t own them, but I have them available almost all the time.
My own are UM70 and Brauner Phanthera. One of those 4 is always a good choice.
Old 22nd November 2009
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Innertube MagMic
Gefell UM70
Old 22nd November 2009
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Berliner U77
Gefell UM92.1
Gefell UMT70

Old 22nd November 2009
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my 2 cents

Neumann u67pair and a Sony c37a. And an SM7.
Old 23rd November 2009
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Horch RM2J
Gefell UM70

that just about covers it...
Old 24th November 2009
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Neumann U77.

Yes, there was such a mic (go to the Neumann web site and look under historical products). I have 2 older U87 mics, but the U77 always sounds better to me on vocals than the U87. Some day I hope to own a U67, but until then my U77 gets a lot of use.
Old 24th November 2009
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Worn looking short body Neumann U47 w/VF14, recently tuned up by Bill Bradley. Mic > API 3124+ > DAW. Typically I cut below 50hz in the DAW to kill the fridge, street, and/or any singer foot tap rumble. Otherwise I typically mix the mic flat, then EQ everything else around it and call it done.
Old 24th November 2009
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mojave audio ma-200
shure sm7b
adk vienna
adk hamburg
mxl v69me w/ 12at7
mxl v69me w/ 6072a
apex 460 w/ 6072a
electro voice re-20
mxl v67
mxl v67i
oktava mk319
cascade fathead

hope to get a peluso 22 251 or brauner phantom next year. looking to mod out the apex 460 as well.
Old 24th November 2009
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-JZ BH1 (8/10 times!)
-Gefell M990Art
-Rode Classic II
-Blue Blueberry
-U87 vintage
Old 24th November 2009
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Pearlman TM1 (M/F), U87 (mostly male) or SM57 (mostly female).
Old 24th November 2009
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MD21 for FX Vocals - thinking about this where did this mic end up I can´t find it
Old 24th November 2009
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Vocal Chain.

TLM 103 - Avalon 737sp - RME 800 - Digi 003 ADAT/ S/PDIF - Pro Tools - Genelecs 1031's.
Old 24th November 2009
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Neumann U67 refurbed by Gunter Wagner
Neumann U87 refurbed by Gunter Wagner
Audio Technica 4047
Rode Classic (original)
Old 24th November 2009
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-neumann u67
-neumann u87
-sony c800g
-wunder cm7 gt (m7)
-shure sm7

uhhh¡¡¡¡ a lot of sevens, hahaha. Maybe I need a U47 too¡¡¡¡¡¡
Old 24th November 2009
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Originally Posted by Greg Curtis View Post
RCA 77DX (x2)
RCA 10001 (x4, 2 consecutive #)

Soundelux e47 (x2)
Soundelux e49 (x3)
Soundelux u99 (x2, consecutive #)

U87 (x3, 2 consecutive #)
U47 fet (x2)
U89 (x4)

TLM170 (x6, 2 pairs of consecutive #)

414 (x6)

EV RE20 (x2)


SM57 (x4)
Sm58 (x4)

441 (x3)
442 (x4)
So i take it you use four SM57's to do a vocal?

It's list your vocal mic, not list your mic locker...

Don't mind me, im just givin ya a hard time hehheh
Old 24th November 2009
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Neumann TLM49 / Shure SM7b / Shure Beta 58 (mostly for screamers)
Old 24th November 2009
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AT 4060 bright and very clear... but it can be sibilant.
Old 24th November 2009
Another vote for Pearlman

A - For jazz/folk/nice Pearlman TM1 (or if it's otherwise engaged an AT 4047 or AT 4050)

B - For rock/dirty Shure SM7b (or if it's otherwise engaged a Kel HM-2D)

Great River MP-2NV for scenario A
UA 6176 for scenario B
Old 24th November 2009
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old u87 with the battery compartment
shure Sm7b
once in a while an oktava with the lomo head stuck on (from the sound room)
Old 24th November 2009
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Oktava MK-319 : my voice
Octava MK-319 Mod : any other voice!

I think I have a special voice.

Old 27th November 2009
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Studio Projects CS5, KEL HM7u, KEL HM2d, I'm a bottom feeder !!

Old 27th November 2009
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For my voice, it's always the Shure SM7. For everyone else, it's horses for courses.
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