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What vocal mic did you use today
Old 19th November 2020
  #2221
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🎧 10 years
GAP 251.

Extremely nice and smooth. I don't have a reference point except I did own a 414eb with a brass capsule. Very nice and reasonably priced
Old 20th November 2020
  #2222
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5 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
Today I used the Neumann KM A body with a KK84 capsule. Excellent Excellent
Old 20th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2223
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U67 reissue, Fearn VT2 into BlackLion Audio Bluey. Nice.
Old 20th November 2020
  #2224
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🎧 5 years
Chandler REDD.

Here's the finished song...

Old 21st November 2020
  #2225
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🎧 5 years
I got 4 old Sennheiser MD 421 along with some prominent Beyerdynamics as a gift about ten years ago from a guy I used to write software for, who did the audio for live events long long ago and still had all these mics lying around. Tried some with a mini Tuchel (DIN) plug and wasn't overwhelmed. One of them looked nearly untouched but had a big Tuchel plug and not the filter unit. Got a cable today and tried it through a UA 610 MKII and a Tonebeast/WA76/Klark LA2A chain.
Just after missing last month Sennheiser Deal offering the MKII of the 421 for 200,- I finally decided to order the adapter for 30,- Euros. Call me impressed!
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Old 21st November 2020
  #2226
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🎧 10 years
Week ago - Flea 47 tube mic, this week - Goodfly U47 tube mic.
Female vocals, pretty different, but both times mics was 50cm away from singer.

I do liked both, but i’d like to compare them at the same studio, or at least on the same vocal.

But i’m not a mic maniac, if it works good - it’s a good mic, nothin more and no magic fairy dust. I do liked Sontronics DM-1 as a 47 FET -style mic for a long time.
Old 22nd November 2020
  #2227
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🎧 10 years
AEA R44CX > Neve 1066 > Highland Dynamics BG2 > Burl Mothership. One word: WOW!

We set up a vintage RCA 44 but it needed +75/80db on the pre and exhibited a lot of noise. The AEA needs 15db less. It has a hair less of the crazy proximity effect but is just about as vibey as the RCA. The BG2 compliments the sound a lot, being buttery smooth in british mode.
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Old 23rd November 2020
  #2228
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15 Reviews written
🎧 10 years
Last night, deep baritone. @ Heiserman H47 with the K47 headbasket, Neve 1073, CL1b, Audioscape 76a. Results: Completely finished sound!!
Old 24th November 2020
  #2229
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I recorded some laid back raps today with WA47 jr.

I also have the bigger brother that I love so much and I got this one for putting up quick demos quite some time ago. I did not like it that much so I got an Oktava 319 for this purpose.

Today I went on some experiment with WA47 jr. with some saturation from Fabfilter Saturn 2. We are in the making of a record and right now we are putting up demos for it. I thought what the hell, let's try the jr. today and DAMN! It's totally gonna go for the record version. So nice!!! Nowhere near as good as the bigger brother but I love the character!
Old 24th November 2020
  #2230
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It's a very good sounding mic.
Chad @ Signal Arts can (objectively) further improve it.

But I'd understand if you just leave it stock.
I'm doing the same thing, with my Oktava 319
(now my 219 "might" get modded eventually)
Chris
Old 24th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2231
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🎧 5 years
Last songs were made with an AEA KU5A → Coil 256 → Summit TLA100A.
Loving this microphone more and more, quick and easy to use.
Old 24th November 2020
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🎧 10 years
Soundelux U95 w K47 capsule > Coil70 > Pultec > Distressor > CL1B
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2233
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Soundelux U95 w K47 capsule > Coil70 > Pultec > Distressor > CL1B
Love my U95 with Chinese capsule
Old 25th November 2020
  #2234
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Same thing, with my (newest version) U195...
Chris
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2235
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Originally Posted by chessparov2.0 View Post
It's a very good sounding mic.
Chad @ Signal Arts can (objectively) further improve it.

But I'd understand if you just leave it stock.
I'm doing the same thing, with my Oktava 319
(now my 219 "might" get modded eventually)
Chris
Indeed it is! I must have done something wrong previously. Well, I've been putting it through some UAD plugs and this time I just put it through the Apollo and saturated it just a bit for color. Results were outstanding for my ear. (And as I intend to make music just for the fun of it, it's my ear that matters 😂)

I have noticed that you tend to suggest that mod. Thanks for the tip! It's tempting I have to admit but I'm not sure if it would be worth the hassle and money. Since I live in Finland, I must pay shipping both ways in addition to the costs. And the fact that if the jr. is lacking I can always trust the brother!

Oktava 319 is a great mic too! I love the darkness of mine. I prefer darker mics for raps as they tend to be less sibilant and sibilance is an enemy when I crush my vocals with compressor. Some can deal with it and some are less sibilant au naturel, but with my skill of mixing and my voice, I prefer going this way. And I really love the 47 style of sound in vocal, it goes well with the style of mine.
Old 25th November 2020
  #2236
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🎧 5 years
Dual Capture Vocal - Neumann U67 Reissue and Josephson C700A

Dual Capture Vocal - Neumann U67 Reissue and Josephson C700A

Dual Capture Vocal - Neumann U67 Reissue and Josephson C700A
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2237
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🎧 10 years
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Love my U95 with Chinese capsule
I didn’t mind the original capsule when I first got the mic in the 90s and recorded to tape all the time.
I found it to sibilant for these modern times....
Old 25th November 2020
  #2238
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RE!0> wsw 811510b> mohog 3a> bg2>
neotek ser 1 console for any eq+111c transformer buss & routing to plate or re-201>
ampex 440> dangerous ad+ ...yesterday was U87 w/ innertube in place of RE10.
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2239
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I didn’t mind the original capsule when I first got the mic in the 90s and recorded to tape all the time.
I found it to sibilant for these modern times....
Until a year ago, my U195 sounded better on me, with the FAT switch on.
(bright toned voice here)
Fortunately my voice has darkened somewhat since.
Chris
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
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I didn’t mind the original capsule when I first got the mic in the 90s and recorded to tape all the time.
I found it to sibilant for these modern times....
I think it does the really-close-up Sparklehorse/Reznor sort of thing very well. Never heard it with a k47 in it though. Any male-vocalist records you’ve worked on with your k47 u95 I could listen to for comparison?
Old 25th November 2020
  #2241
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🎧 10 years
GAP GA-47 XT + GA-73 DLX

I'm currently trying the Golden Age GA-47 XT, the one with switchable heads. Very nice build quality. Feels very highend. Will post a YT video on it in a week or two.
Old 25th November 2020
  #2242
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🎧 5 years
beyer m260. my fave
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
  #2243
I'm using a KMS105 for live and livestreams, and a u87ai for recordings.
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
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I think it does the really-close-up Sparklehorse/Reznor sort of thing very well. Never heard it with a k47 in it though. Any male-vocalist records you’ve worked on with your k47 u95 I could listen to for comparison?
I don’t have one constant vocal mic so I can’t remember exactly from record to record. I can only say that I felt like there was a disconnected peak in hi freq from the body that would annoy the **** out of me, and now it’s all one nice gradual curve
Old 25th November 2020 | Show parent
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I don’t have one constant vocal mic so I can’t remember exactly from record to record. I can only say that I felt like there was a disconnected peak in hi freq from the body that would annoy the **** out of me, and now it’s all one nice gradual curve
Interestinggg
Old 27th November 2020
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Last night, the U67 with an Amperex EF86 choob installed. It's a different mic to having a Telefunken EF806s/S installed. Much better for femvox.
Old 27th November 2020 | Show parent
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I'm using a KMS105 for live and livestreams, and a u87ai for recordings.
I'm also using a Heil PR35 in venues where the KMS105 is having trouble (extremelly loud venues).
Old 28th November 2020 | Show parent
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Last night, the U67 with an Amperex EF86 choob installed. It's a different mic to having a Telefunken EF806s/S installed. Much better for femvox.
And as a follow-up, recorded some of my own bvox last night with the second of my two Amperex EF86 tubes. HOLY FREAKING WOW!! The U67 is a whole other mic with that one installed. A very COOL whole other microphone. the Detail rivals a U47 with a K47 cap but not the same 'kack' or 'gack'
Old 28th November 2020
  #2249
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Sounds exactly like my MXL V69me.
When they're both turned off.
(sorry guys-still not for sale)
Chris
Old 28th November 2020
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🎧 15 years
Continuing a rap project later, so I'll keep using the sE T2.
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