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Langevin CR 2001
Old 25th May 2006
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Langevin CR 2001

I'm looking for a vocal mic around $1K. I really want a solid state mic.

If we've had threads about the Langevin, I couldn't find one. So, anyone liking this thing?

I use API 512c's and will also have some Wunders arriving soon.

Also, is anyone using the previous Langevin mic that I think was sold as a VTL as well?

Thanks, guys!

Max
Old 7th October 2006
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Hey Max--just came across this thread. Curious if you ever found something that fit the bill.
Old 7th October 2006
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I'm using an iFet 7 meanwhile. I haven't zeroed in on anything, but I haven't been looking as much as I should.

There's another thread here re: the CR 2001. Still might try to find one.

I passed on a chinese made VTL recently. I didn't love it.
Old 8th October 2006
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I know I've seen your posts applauding the 4047. Do you like it for vocals paired with your APIs? Besides the iFet7, which vocal mics do you use? Thanks--I'm looking for a few vocal mic suggestions for songwriters and your past advice has been a big help.
Old 8th October 2006
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4047 is a bit sharp for vocals for me lately. Nice on acoustic guitars.

Been using an SM7 a lot, as well as the iFet 7. The iFet is a loaner with option to buy, but I don't think I'll buy it. I used to have a U195 and I like the iF7 better, but I'm still looking.

I find that what sounds good on my voice might sound like dreck on someone else.

I think I sound pretty good in a 57, yet people hate them. Good preamp helps.

Really my favorite vocal mic out of the ones I have now is a 414B-ULS. I hated singing into it when I got it, but now it's great, every time.

I thought I'd go check out a Pearlman, too.
Old 8th October 2006
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Thanks, Max. I really appreciate the advice. I'm considering expanding the instrumental work I regularly do to vocal-based stuff, and I've been on an exhaustive search (actually seems more like a religious quest at times!) for vocal mics. With about $1k budget, I've started to think that instead of getting one mic, I should get a few lower-priced reputable mics. Actually my little list includes a few of those you mentioned--the 4047, SM7 and 414b-uls. They seem like a decent starting point for assorted vocalists. Of course, from time to time I read about something that makes me reconsider. As an Elliott Smith fan, that Langevin was certainly one of those things!

Anyway, many thanks.
Good luck on the mic hunt.



Old 8th October 2006
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Quote:
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Good luck on the mic hunt.

Thx!

Paging mic hunt! Has anyone seen mic hunt?
Old 8th October 2006
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Quote:
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I thought I'd go check out a Pearlman, too.

good move.


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Old 8th October 2006
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Quote:
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Thx!

Paging mic hunt! Has anyone seen mic hunt?

HAHAHAHA! LOL!

heh
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