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CD Baby vs Tunecore vs Songcast vs Others?

MondoTunes is a little scammy... They were starting to sound pretty cool to me, so I did some further research on them. It was hard to find any reviews by credible sources, but what I did find is an article (featured at musicthinktank.com) offering a seemingly unbiased comparison of MondoTunes, CDBaby, TuneCore, and ReverbNation (but basically...

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November 2018 new gear thread

...found this at a pawn shop $450 and had to put it on layaway. If it sucks, I can make a mondo profit on it. Hopefully it'll sound less like my Fantom G and more like a Fantom XR, in which case, I'm thinking of pairing this with the Virus TI2 and an MPC1000...

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Moog One

I'm finding it to have very fat oscillators in comparison to my other synths. My OB-6 doesn't even get close to having the bottom end. I'd say it has very wide sonic palate and that the presets seem to focus on the high end, but in my own patches I've found really solid, fat bass...

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Product Description

This is the 2nd generation MONDO kick drum microphone from Avantone and a great deal of R&D effort has culminated in this rugged, great sounding mic. We feel it represents the very finest kick drum microphone available, both for live clubs & concerts, as well as serious studio recording projects.The Avantone MONDO kick drum offers a very aggressive frequency contour that sounds huge right out of the box, so most engineers will find little need for EQ.Each Avantone MONDO kick drum mic is die cast from zinc, with a brass and steel grill assembly. As with all of our mics, there is NO PLASTIC to break! Aesthetically, each mic features an elegant Cabernet Wine-Red finish, accented with polished nickel trim and a black grill assembly. All components are designed and manufactured using the finest materials yielding a very solid feel, superb structural integrity and rugged reliability.The Avantone MONDO features internal shockmounting on the capsule assembly to prevent the transmission of unwanted "rumble" from physical vibrations.A unique feature of all our drum mics is pair of machined insets on the barrel of the microphone body. These insets allow the O-rings of the SSM shockmount to "lock" the mic into place, which prevents mic shifting and slippage.The included SSM shock mount is as rugged as you can find and allows for a superb decoupling of the mics from unwanted low-frequency transfer and rumble. This feature results in a much tighter, less muddy sound than other brands of drum mics. The O-rings are manufactured using a custom formula. The new world class Ethylene Propylene formula provides enormous resistance to breakage, resistance to surface nicks and remains supple and effective even against dry, hot temperatures. It is resistant to ozone and weathering, which makes it great for use around electronics devices, and maintains its physical properties even in a stretched condition. Each SSM is constructed of heavy-duty die-cast zinc, which is not only incredibly durable but also adds mass, which contributes to vibration dampening/decoupling.We round out the package with a rugged custom-molded and padded case to safely store and transport your Avantone mic.The Avantone MONDO kick drum mic, SSM shockmount, and included carrying case are each inspected, tested, and carefully packed here in New York.The Avantone ADM snare drum mic is a truly gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. Its proprietary design, character and performance is made to set a new standard in drum miking. Any studio or venue can proudly & confidently offer the Avantone ADM for professional use during recording or live performance. Avantone Mondo Specifications Type:* Dynamic Polar Pattern(s):* Cardioid Frequency Response:* 20Hz - 15kHz Output Impedance:* 210 Ohms Maximum SPL:* 145dB Output Connector:* Male XLR 3-pin Power Requirements:* N/A Weight:* .5 kg (16 oz) Finish:* Cabernet / Black / Nickel Avantone Mondo Includes Avantone MONDO kick drum microphone Avantone SSM Shockmount Custom-molded padded carrying case Owners Manual