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Old 16th December 2010
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stereo matched pair - options

I'm buying my first set of stereo matched mics, recently got my first job as an engineer in a studio (been a live ***** and assistant for a while) and want to get a set of something I can use for mainly overheads and vocals, so got to be LDC.

So far I like the look of the akg c214 matched for around £550, BUT I've also found a set of SE4400a's matched for £500, half what they normally go for (ex showroom with 2 year warranty).

I like the sound of the 4400s and wold normally go straight for them (IMO a set of £1000 mics going for £500 is a fair deal). I've been told theyre very neutral, and theyre multi pattern which is useful

in fact have i answered my question right there? i want a workhorse and the 214s are cardioid only....

opinions welcome. but please don't start going on about 'get a good room etc'. I understand this, I want to know about microphones. personal experience, ergonomics, robustness etc.

alternatives in same budget also welcome. I'd prefer something with a good hi mid body but with a really clear high end, nothing that'll take your head of with highs though i like more balls than sheen.

i'm just a whippersnapper and this is my first major microphone expenditure so please, if you have a valid and informed opinion I'd love to hear it.
Old 16th December 2010
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stereo matched pair - options

Old 16th December 2010
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Originally Posted by lefthandRED View Post
You answered you own question. heh
Old 16th December 2010
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I've always thought the Audio Technica 40 series to be excellent LDC's. A pair of 4033's would be very nice and versatile in my opinion.
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