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Blind Mic Test! What do YOU think?
Old 19th October 2013
  #1
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Blind Mic Test! What do YOU think?

I am posting clips of 2 SDC microphone's recording an acoustic guitar. They are not in stereo, but they are a stereo pair.

All the outside conditions are fair/below optimal. Yes, room treatment, the guitar, the player, the pre are ALL important factors, but I would just like to know the following:

Would you buy these microphones at $200 a pop? How about $500 each? How about $900 each?

Just curious, as I am in a position where I may be buying this set, and would like to find out what others may think. They have a little bit of wear and tear (small indent in mesh, scuffs, nicks).

Lastly, what words would you use to describe the raw recording. Warm, lifeless, extended high freqs and so on. I will post the microphone name after we get some feedback.
Attached Files

guitar1.wav (3.68 MB, 67 views)

guitar2 (1).wav (3.68 MB, 127 views)

Old 19th October 2013
  #2
guitar1 is pretty clean, but a little dry and somewhat lifeless.
guitar2 (1) is very warm, almost sounding like a Large-Diapraghm.

I prefer guitar2 (1) in my opinion.

u47u67u87
Old 19th October 2013
  #3
I would buy guitar1 mic's at $450 a pair.
I would buy guitar2 (1) mic's at $1,500 a pair (this seems extravagant).

u47u67u87
Old 19th October 2013
  #4
Oh, they're a stereo pair?

Oh, OOPS, they sound different.

u47u67u87
Old 19th October 2013
  #5
Was guitar2 (1) in a better position? It sounds like it.

u47u67u87
Old 19th October 2013
  #6
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For argument sakes, they are a stereo pair. I don't want to say more than that without ruining the suprise The positioning was nearly identical, first tracked with mic 1 and then with mic 2.

This is going to be interesting. Keep em coming !
Old 19th October 2013
  #7
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Sorry, but before recording I would recommend to correctly tune the instrument. In addition a new set of strings would be very wise.

The way it sounds right now is - sorry - horrible.
Old 19th October 2013
  #8
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Originally Posted by guitarwolle View Post
Sorry, but before recording I would recommend to correctly tune the instrument. In addition a new set of strings would be very wise.

The way it sounds right now is - sorry - horrible.
I agree. Like I stated above, this is a potential purchase - not a recording done by me. The question was in regard to what you think about the mics despite the flaws and it was the only thing you could go off of.

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Old 20th October 2013
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Ok,

I'm unable to judge a mic based on such a recording, no way.
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