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Is the AKG C214 better than my ADK or Rode?
Old 19th August 2011
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Is the AKG C214 better than my ADK or Rode?

Trying to figure out if I can get a better sound outta a different mic. Maybe it doesn't make *that* much difference, until you get up into the U87 range, which I cannot buy....and that's why I'm asking.....I've got the ADK Vienna and a Rode NT2. If I tweak the eq like crazy, I can get it to sound ok, but think that I might be missing something which another better mic can provide.
Old 19th August 2011
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The C214 is based on the C414 capsule, so the sound in my experience with that and the NT2 I would be more swayed to the C214,

There is a difference between alot of microphones, and it depends on the source and the engineer as to what you can do with them, ive met some engineers who have made an NT1 sound great, but compared to say a 414, or an SM7 you can CLEARLY tell the difference.

Might i ask what your using it for?
Old 19th August 2011
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Originally Posted by Scradge View Post
Might i ask what your using it for?
Vocals (mine and female backing tracks), and my Koa Taylor GS and Gibson hummingbird, guitars.....occasionally, another instrument, like violin or soprano sax.'s hard for me to tell whether I'm missing out since I've never had expensive mics. I actually recorded some guitar at a studio where he used a couple U87's, but I couldn't really tell since it wasn't in my studio and, I didn't have time to mess around with the tracks....I'll be going in there to get some files and bring 'em home to try.
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