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Mics identification challenge! (from pics and HD video)
Old 22nd July 2011
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Mics identification challenge! (from pics and HD video)

Hi, i came across a HD video of James Taylor in his studio where you can see all of the mics quite well. I think its very interesting to identify the mics, so lets see if we can..
There are three mics in usage there: two mics on the guitar - one LDC and one SDC, and one mic on vocals.

Here is the video: video

I took some quality pics of the mics from the video when you best see them:

All mics: pic
Guitar LDC mic: pic1 pic2 pic3
Vocal mic: pic1 pic2

There aren't any close up pics of the SDC.

Some stuff i already discovered:
- I don't think the LDC guitar mic is a Rode K2 but maybe its a Studio Projects C1 or T3. The K2 has a black stripe on its bottom, and this mic doesn't.
- I'm thinking that maybe the vocal mic is a Neumann?

Identify away..
Old 22nd July 2011
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Neuman U-87 as vocal mic !
Old 22nd July 2011
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Actually, the vocal mic is a U67, you can tell by the cable coming out of the bottom in the "All Mics" pic.

The SDC looks like a Neumann KM56, and the LDC, I have no idea.
Old 22nd July 2011
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Pic 2 of the Guitar LDC mic sure looks like a Studio Projects C1
Old 22nd July 2011
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Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
Pic 2 of the Guitar LDC mic sure looks like a Studio Projects C1
You're right, but i noticed that some pics of the C1 look different from other ones, for example:



you see, on the right mic the cable goes to the side and on the left mic it goes to the center. also on the left mic the frame of the grill has a bit of a curve and on the right mic its straight.

the right mic looks like the mic in the video.
Old 22nd July 2011
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+1 SDC looks like a KM-56 to me.
Old 22nd July 2011
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Originally Posted by gogar View Post
+1 SDC looks like a KM-56 to me.
Boy, this is nerdy thread...but I love it.

+1 on the KM-56
That bgv mic is def a Studio Projects probably a gen1 C1 but could be C3 with the switch on the back. Has that offset cable insert.

I assume the ldc on the guitar is just an (insert any mic with chinese metalwork) but has the SP sbskb style shockmount. Maybe it's a B series?
Old 22nd July 2011
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Boy, this is nerdy thread...but I love it.

+1 on the KM-56
That bgv mic is def a Studio Projects probably a gen1 C1 but could be C3 with the switch on the back. Has that offset cable insert.

I assume the ldc on the guitar is just an (insert any mic with chinese metalwork) but has the SP sbskb style shockmount. Maybe it's a B series?
I think that the mic on Guitar LDC pic1 and pic2 isn't the same mic. it seems like on pic1 the cable output is in the center and on pic2 you can defiantly see its on the side. so pic1 could be a gen1 SP TB1. and pic2 is gen1 C1 or gen1 T3. There just isn't a way to tell..
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