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Neumann TLM 49 vs AKG C414XLII
Old 5th March 2011
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Neumann TLM 49 vs AKG C414XLII

what do you guys think for vocals Neumann TLM 49 vs AKG C414XLII
Old 5th March 2011
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Nine times out of ten I prefer my Tlm 103 to my akg414 xl ii... Though it really depends on the singer/talent and the given song
Old 5th March 2011
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I just am breaking in a TLM 49. I use a Peluso 22 251, AT4050, Dapro CR1-4, SM7, AT4081 for vox.
At first I was a little put off, as with any mic in my closet, because I'm used to the Peluso on my own voice but the 49 is the kind of mic that gives you the sound you're looking for-even if you're not looking for it.
I started to realize this as I had a mini shootout of my own and heard the other mics I've used and become familiar with not hold up as much as I thought as I went down the line.
One true shining moment is when I tracked acoustic with a single mic (49) for the first time. I always double up w/ a ribbon (4081+ 22 251) and was ecstatic to hear the results.
btw-I've noticed a few very new 49's for sale used and I know they do require some burn in and am wondering if others are having the same initial first impression as I have had, only to not use it long enough to really enjoy its true tone a few months down the road.
bbtw-I've used 414's (not XLll) and have never vibed w/ them.
IMHO, the 49 sounds big, rich and full but most of all, its scratching a classic tone which is the reason I bought it in the first place.
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