The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 Search This Thread  Search This Forum  Search Reviews  Search Gear Database  Search Gear for sale  Search Gearslutz Go Advanced
Great River 500 series Dynamic Microphones
Old 14th September 2011
Gear Addict

Great River 500 series

Just got a pair of Great River 500s. I tried it out yesterday with a SM7. Wow. I played my '54 Martin D-18 into the SM7 and listened back.....a little compression, roll of a little on each end sounds great! Tried a vocal...once again, a little eq and compression...sounds great. I feel like I can finally make a decent recording in my project studio.

My plan is to record my guitar (and other acoustics) with the SM7 and a modded Oktava MC 012. I'm thinking that I will position the Oktava at the neck/body join and the SM7 either at the saddle or over the shoulder.

Any thoughts?
Old 19th September 2011
Gear Maniac
taherbert's Avatar
Go for it, let us know how it turns out.
Old 21st September 2011
Lives for gear
msquared's Avatar

That is a pretty typical arrangement and sounds like a good starting point. You should try moving them around to see why this works. I really loved moving the SDC back a bit and turning up the gain and attenuation to capture more room sound when I was using the Great Rivers.
Old 21st September 2011
Gear Addict

I am going to do some recording this Friday. I will try to post some clips.
Top Mentioned Products
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump