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Poll: Favorite Overhead Mics Condenser Microphones
View Poll Results: Favorite Overhead Mic(s)?
U87
8 Votes - 6.72%
U67
13 Votes - 10.92%
U47
2 Votes - 1.68%
C12
4 Votes - 3.36%
C24
0 Votes - 0%
KM84
8 Votes - 6.72%
KM184
9 Votes - 7.56%
USM 69
1 Votes - 0.84%
4038
11 Votes - 9.24%
Royer(s)
6 Votes - 5.04%
SM81s
4 Votes - 3.36%
Other
53 Votes - 44.54%
Voters: 119. You may not vote on this poll

Old 19th September 2011
  #61
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I've used 414 km184 87s m160 and sm81s. I use km184s all the time and don't understand the hate. Mine are always plugged into a Neve 1272. Sounds great to me
Old 19th September 2011
  #62
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Don't sleep on the 451's! Another OH candidate.
a pair of AKG 451B's make great overheads...
Old 19th September 2011
  #63
Here for the gear
 

Rode NT-5's.
Old 19th September 2011
  #64
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Sorry they don't cost enough....but I'm going with KSM32's. They are great OH mics, not just for the price.
Old 19th September 2011
  #65
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I voted 4038's. But U87's or 414's also make me happy.

Oktava mc012 for no budget super indie time.
Old 20th September 2011
  #66
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I have used just about all these mics however my favorite by far is the AEA R84. It is the most natural overhead mic for any style of music IMO. It is just so open and yet smooth and clear at the same time without any hint of harshness. And it takes eq so well. However naturalness may not be what you always want so I like sm81's for that RnB sparkly cymbal sound, or 414's for rock.
Old 20th September 2011
  #67
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Royer SF12 here.


Regards,

MM
Old 20th September 2011
  #68
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Beyerdynamic mc930 (own)
Royer SF12
Coles 4038
Old 21st September 2011
  #69
Gear Head
 

Coles? Coles? What is wrong with you people?!?!?
Old 21st September 2011
  #70
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Quote:
Originally Posted by recorder2 View Post

Neumann USM 69 i

this IS gearslutz.
Did you READ the poll?!
Old 21st September 2011
  #71
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In general: U47's. But as always: it depends!
Old 21st September 2011
  #72
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Originally Posted by Sqye View Post
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Hey Dambro2 - I was totally kidding - you can tell by my smilies.

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I wan't paying close attention and was hoping for my first GS argument!
Old 3rd October 2011
  #73
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By the majority of votes in other I think we need a new poll that includes the AKG 414. I'm surprised no one mentioned AEA R84's. I wonder how many people here have tried them.
Old 3rd October 2011
  #74
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Also m49's deserve a mention.
Old 5th November 2011
  #75
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Old U87's, Stapes STO-2, Rode NTK (more mono off positioning and driven), and Schoeps sdc's normally. I just got 2 Coles 4050's so I am looking forward to trying them on OH. Surprised no one mentioned Beyer 160's. I've never liked the Neumann KM184's, AKG 414's, or SM81's though I have used/owned them before.
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