Acoustic Guitar Mic Shootout

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Which is your favorite?

AKG 414
13
39%
Schoeps CM64
6
18%
Audio Technica 4033
2
6%
Groove Tubes MD1a
5
15%
EV 676
1
3%
Shure SM81
6
18%
 
Total votes: 33

The Soundman Furry
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Re: Acoustic Guitar Mic Shootout

Post by The Soundman Furry » Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:44 pm

the 414 sounds slightly honky and forward or bright
cm64 was bright and tinny
4033 was nice but a little scooped in the mids
md1a had a bit of a honky mid
676 i would only use that for an effect
the sm81 sounded the most balanced to me and i chose it as the winner

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Post by heylow » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:14 pm

Depending on the context, I liked the 414 and sm81 the best. I have a real soft spot for the sm81 personally....love mine.



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Re: Acoustic Guitar Mic Shootout

Post by KennyLusk » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:34 am

Reubin Kincaid wrote:the 414 sounds slightly honky and forward or bright
cm64 was bright and tinny
4033 was nice but a little scooped in the mids
md1a had a bit of a honky mid
676 i would only use that for an effect
the sm81 sounded the most balanced to me and i chose it as the winner
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For what it's worth...

Post by Wayfarer » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:21 pm

I have to say that this is one of the most helpful threads I have read? I discovered TOMB just last night. Oh, I have meandered through the other home recording forums regularly for the past year or two, but I feel more at home here. For someone like me who only owns one mic (AKG c1000s), but is looking for that perfect one, this information is invaluable; thank you Ian D for taking the time.<br>
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I just wanted to say thanks for this, I really can't offer a professional opinion, sorry. By my untrained ears, it is really a tossup between the 414 and the 4033 for me. It would be nice to be able to hear the .wav file in a well-treated room, but?<br>
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Post by Mystic Steamship Co. » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:06 pm

No problem wayfarer, welcome to the TOMB.

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