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Miktek C7 Condenser Microphones
Old 22nd September 2010
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Miktek C7

I just ordered one today from audiomidi with a free Reflexion filter (always wanted one, but never wanted to pay much for one).

Still not a lot of writups on this model, much less than the CV4 at least.

Who has one or has tried one?
Old 22nd September 2010
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I had one, but ultimately ended up with the CV4...Great mic - great frequency range. A little small on the bottom for my tastes, but it's killer on vocals and especially acoustic instruments...I think the CV4 has the bottom that the C7 is light on and a little richer sounding...
Old 22nd September 2010
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Thanks...I've kind of been torn between the two mics...You had the c7 before the cv4? Would you maybe have kept it if you didn't purchase the cv4 too?

I just feel like I may want the other one no matter which one I picked...
Old 24th September 2010
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I'll be getting mine today!
Old 7th November 2010
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Thanks...I've kind of been torn between the two mics...You had the c7 before the cv4? Would you maybe have kept it if you didn't purchase the cv4 too?

I just feel like I may want the other one no matter which one I picked...
I just got my C7 in yesterday along with my new Liquid Saffire 56.

After reading what Johnkenn said... I think I'll try doing some demos with the C7 like, smooth jazz, pop/rock, and acoustic guitars. THEN send it back and try out the CV4 and then play the tracks side-by-side in a blind fold test for my wife and a few friends. See which they like the best.

The only real vocal I'll be cutting is my own. All original stuff, but a variety for sure. When I sing jazz, my voice is kinda like Michael Franks and when I sing rock it's kinda like Detroit rock soul (I'm from the Detroit area) kinda like Mitch Ryder like the song "CC Rider" etc.

If I had the money I would probably get both. Just when you are on a budget you want to get what's going to be the best for you at the time.

SEA
Old 7th November 2010
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I have the CV4 and it blows away any mic I have ever heard...if I had any complaints i'd say it is just a bit peaky (if thats a word) around 6 k but maybe thats just my ears...!!
Old 7th November 2010
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If you want to try another contender to the C7, same style mic Transformer coupled single pattern fet mic - Check out the Mojave Ma201. Great vocal Mic !

[QUOTE=SEA;5975509]I just got my C7 in yesterday along with my new Liquid Saffire 56.

After reading what Johnkenn said... I think I'll try doing some demos with the C7 like, smooth jazz, pop/rock, and acoustic guitars. THEN send it back and try out the CV4 and then play the tracks side-by-side in a blind fold test for my wife and a few friends. See which they like the best.

The only real vocal I'll be cutting is my own. All original stuff, but a variety for sure. When I sing jazz, my voice is kinda like Michael Franks and when I sing rock it's kinda like Detroit rock soul (I'm from the Detroit area) kinda like Mitch Ryder like the song "CC Rider" etc.

If I had the money I would probably get both. Just when you are on a budget you want to get what's going to be the best for you at the time.
Old 16th November 2010
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When I sing jazz, my voice is kinda like Michael Franks
I use a USB microphone, Samson Q1U, for singing jazz, I think it's quite good, but I'm not an expert. Did you ever try it? Could you compare them (Q1U and C7)?
Old 16th November 2010
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I use a USB microphone, Samson Q1U, for singing jazz, I think it's quite good, but I'm not an expert. Did you ever try it? Could you compare them (Q1U and C7)?
Never tried the Q1U so I couldn't compare it to the C7.

I'm going to try the C7 then try the CV4 and cut some tracks with each to AB before I decided which one to keep.
Old 16th November 2010
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I just ordered one today from audiomidi with a free Reflexion filter (always wanted one, but never wanted to pay much for one).

Still not a lot of writups on this model, much less than the CV4 at least.

Who has one or has tried one?
You bought a mic without hearing it? A true GS leap of faith heh
Old 16th November 2010
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I'm sure it will sound great. Don't always need a full bottom end for vocals.
Haven't heard the C7, but it looks like it shares many parts with the CV4, which is a gorgeous sounding mic, best one I have anyway. Don't have a U47 though.
Old 16th November 2010
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I have the CV4 and it blows away any mic I have ever heard...if I had any complaints i'd say it is just a bit peaky (if thats a word) around 6 k but maybe thats just my ears...!!
well, it is a very "airy top" sounding mic, perhaps not a peak, but lots of resolution in the high freqs for sure. The lows as well.I love this mic, wish I had several!
Old 29th November 2010
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I was going to test out my C7 this past weekend but mine happened to be DOA. I called Sweetwater to make sure it wasn't a pilot problem on my end and it wasn't. The funny thing was out of 200 mics they sold, mine was the first to not work. Probably damaged in shipping.

So I was going to just order the CV4 instead cause I'm currently cutting some of my songs that has that smooth jazz Michael Franks type of vibe. However, I also have songs I'm singing that's more of that Mitch Ryder and the Detroit wheels sound like "CC Rider". I have a variety of styles and sounds.

So with that in mind... what do you slutz think about the CV4 with male rock vs. the C7?

Of course, I could always start with the CV4 and then pick up a C7 in a few months. I also have an old Beyerdynamic TG-X20 mic. It adds some variety. Probably good for a 2nd mic to throw on the acoustic guitar.

SEA
Old 2nd August 2014
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I own both the C7 and CV4 and they both get a lot of use here! I love both but for different reasons and wouldn't give up either. Lead vox is almost always on the CV4(nothing wrong with the C7, but the CV4 adds a little roundness). BGV's are generally on the C7 as BGV's usually don't need the added roundness(I generally double-track each part and EQ out some 350Hz to avoid buildup).
Old 6th September 2016
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I have the cv4 and loving it!

What you guys think of the c7 as a second vocal mic? Or is the sound the same as the cv4 in lower quality?

I like having a good FET around
Old 3rd October 2016
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go for it ... i buy a second c7 to compare vs my two s cv4 s on drum ... c7 is more high and clear than cv4 ...more bass on cv4 and tube sound ... cheer
Old 4th October 2016
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Thnx!!
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