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Hidden Treasure Mics- Post Yours!!!

Post by lightandmind » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:03 pm

Thats right, it's time to come-clean and let everyone know about that "secret weapon mic" on a certain application that you've been taking credit for over all these years! A reletively-unknown mic? A well-known mic used in an untraditional application? What ever the case, it's just gotta sound amazing. As always, cost vs quality is a factor. Please list the mic, any special placement techniques and what application you've found it to excell so-well in.
Now, let us bring these beauties out of the woodwork and into the spotlight,,,,

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Post by getreel » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:02 pm

hmmmm....maybe the EV 660 dynamic mic. It's the best mic ever for noise rock-feedback-crapping out guitar amps. It's smooths things without losing the out of control edginess. Many of the old EV dynamics are great on guitar amps. The EV 664 is the same thing I think with a built-in mount. Also, the Sennheiser 411 or 412. It's like a mini 421 with less low end. It's really great for an upfront vocal sound. Rock rap style stuff it's good for too. It can be a great guitar amp mic on the right source. Better for clean tone from what I remember.

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Post by drumsound » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:03 pm

I've got a Shure 315 ribbon that sounds really good in front of an old Marshall MKII that I have. I put it a foot or so back (from a Mesa 2x12 3/4 back cab) and have at it. I don't know why but there's something special about this combo.

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Post by mjau » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:08 pm

I really like my beyer m69. It's not a "secret-weapon" type thing or anything, and there's other mic's that do things better, but for whatever reason I'm always really pleased with the way this mic handles whatever's in front of it.

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Post by Quest Poetics » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:13 pm

Audix OM6 dynamic mic through my apogee trak2 > Amek Neve 9098 Comp is perfection for my vocals...I dont even pull out my 414's anymore...I love it....

I must say that when I run this mic through the mackie or 001 pre's it's pretty horrid....Nice pre=nice sounding mic....At least in this case.....

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Post by i am monster face » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:40 pm

AKG C61. Again, not a secret weapon, but it gets used more than one would think by me.

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Post by lancebug » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:37 am

Ev pl9. Kind of a cheap version of the re55. Same size as a 635 but more slender. I leave them hanging in front of both my bass and guitar amps all the time, so that I can just hit record and go when the mood hits me. They sound great on both.

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Re: Hidden Treasure Mics- Post Yours!!!

Post by qball » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:25 am

lightandmind wrote:Thats right, it's time to come-clean and let everyone know about that "secret weapon mic" on a certain application that you've been taking credit for over all these years! A reletively-unknown mic? A well-known mic used in an untraditional application? What ever the case, it's just gotta sound amazing. As always, cost vs quality is a factor. Please list the mic, any special placement techniques and what application you've found it to excell so-well in.
Now, let us bring these beauties out of the woodwork and into the spotlight,,,,

- :twisted:
And yours is...???
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Post by joel hamilton » Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:38 am

Bova Ball.
Over the drummer's right shoulder, away from the hats, near the floor tom.

COmpressed a bit.

The bova ball is a microphone every person should have. You would be amazed at what that mic can do. spherical omni condenser. class A. Insane transient whallop, amazingly open and gorgeous.

get one.

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Post by Coco » Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:21 am

Fostex printed ribbons for guitars and Gefell M582 tube mics with modular capsules for overs, vocals, room mics, instrument mics ect. Those damn Gefells get used for almost everything.
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Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:15 am

Omni dynamics.
Shure 535 on snare (right up close on the shell). EV 635a's or Shure VP64's on guitar amps.
Also. I have a wierd old plastic RFT mic that is my go to for inside kick drums.
Also, there is an Ibanez mic (can't rmember the model #) that is the best tom mic i've ever heard. They look like a shorter RE20 in black.

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Post by AGCurry » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:31 am

Electrovoice RE55 on bass speakers.

Beyerdynamic M260 on snare drum.

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Post by djimbe » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:26 am

Shure 535
A rocking little number, that one. Great room mic too.

Old Calrec SD FET mics. Yes, Calrec made mics. Nice ones. Mine are the later CM1050 model. Better than a KM84? Dunno. Certainly in the same league...
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Post by tonewoods » Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:00 am

Wow...

Great to see omni dynamics getting some love....

An EV654 gets a lot of use around here for distant guitar cabinet miking....

As does an EV 655c...

My "secret weapon" mics are my Altec Coke Bottles. Drum OHs, room mics, etc....

Also the EV RE38 for kick and certain vox...
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Post by LeedyGuy » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:56 pm

joel hamilton wrote:Bova Ball.
Over the drummer's right shoulder, away from the hats, near the floor tom.

COmpressed a bit.

The bova ball is a microphone every person should have. You would be amazed at what that mic can do. spherical omni condenser. class A. Insane transient whallop, amazingly open and gorgeous.

get one.
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