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Replacing NT5's for O-H's...with?? Condenser Microphones
Old 6th September 2011
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Replacing NT5's for O-H's...with??

So I'm looking for something to replace my Rode NT5's for
O-H's. They work just fine, but I'm getting bored with them. Looking for something new, in the same price range. I've got one M179(original version). If I can fine another one cheap I'll use those.
Any other recommended options??......how are the AKG C1000's. They're pretty cheap on Ebay.
Idealy I'd like to get as pair of KSM 32's, or M160's.....both out of my range right now
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Look into the little blondies. Theyre hand made by a member here, and for the price they are unreal. Do a quick search and youll be able to find clips. PM the maker, he s a pleasure to deal with.

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the C1000 will be a noticeable step backward. i'm not too much of a gear snob but those things really suck.

KSM32s would be very all-purpose. not especially bright/hyped. you'll find tons of situations to use these in, both OH and otherwise.

M160s would be very specific. great mics but definitely not for every drum situation.

i honestly think at the price point, the NT5s are pretty damn solid.
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Old 6th September 2011
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Look into the little blondies. Theyre hand made by a member here, and for the price they are unreal. Do a quick search and youll be able to find clips. PM the maker, he s a pleasure to deal with.

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Not familiar with them??......had a quick look at their site, and the price point is definitely there.....but, it says they're omni mics?. Am I reading that wrong??. Doesn't look switchable??.
That wouldn't be what I wanted for O-H's really. I'd still be very curious to try them out.
Old 6th September 2011
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Hummm, good to know. I never used the C1000's before. I'll pass on those.....
I've never tried the Octava, but I know someone who has one, so I could try it out.
In a perfect world I'd have the KSM 32's and M160's.....but oh well.

Like I said, the NT5's are fine, even really good, and a great QPR factor. Been using them for years with no problems. I just want to hear something different. All my drum recording have the same kind of sound....So I'd at least like to have some options.

I just checked out some clips of the Little Blondies, and they are REALLY nice sounding mics, and the price is kinda silly......for that level of quality, Damn!!.
I'm going to contact Sahiaman and find out the scoop.

Thanks for all the responses
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So I'm looking for something to replace my Rode NT5's for
O-H's. They work just fine, but I'm getting bored with them. Looking for something new, in the same price range. I've got one M179(original version). If I can fine another one cheap I'll use those.
Any other recommended options??......how are the AKG C1000's. They're pretty cheap on Ebay.
Idealy I'd like to get as pair of KSM 32's, or M160's.....both out of my range right now
Why are you getting bored with them, what do you find that they are lacking? The Rode NT55's have omni and card. capsules to swap if you want more room sound. They are amazing in overheads for drums.
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If you are getting bored with the NT5s I'd check out an LDC pair, and probably would go with AT4050s - killer on OHs.
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Why are you getting bored with them, what do you find that they are lacking? The Rode NT55's have omni and card. capsules to swap if you want more room sound. They are amazing in overheads for drums.

Ya know how sometimes you do something the same way forever, and you just get tired/bored of it. You need a different outlook/perception. For instance.....Last year I finally swapped out my old 57 on snare, for an Audix i5. I love the 57, but after yeeeears and years I just wanted to try something new, and inject some new flavor into things. So far I'm liking it.

The NT55's look very nice, but still out of my range. I'm not necessarily looking to capture more room sound, just a different sound.
I'm not going to get rid of my NT5's.

I have thought about going to a LDC, and the AT 4050 is pretty nice, though again out of my range.

This isn't something I need to do right away......just something I've been thinking about.
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