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Another Mystery Mic....

Post by tonewoods » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:58 am

Hi all...

Picked these up recently, and would love to know what they are...

There's an indentation at the bottom of the mic that might have contained a label at one point--hoping that someone out there might have one that is intact...

American made, I think, judging by the Switchcraft XLR plugs...

They're heavy, and sound pretty decent...

Anyone?
Thanks!

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Post by Smitty » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:09 pm

I love a good dynamic mic mystery... how do they sound?
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Post by joelpatterson » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:40 pm

Do you have a wav file of them on the quarter?
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Post by Smitty » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:47 pm

I often find that the 1984 US Quarter produces a lot of harsh transients. :D
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Post by blungo2 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:17 pm

from the shape, i was going to guess LOMO, but they don't have that institutional green paint...

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Post by Mudcloth » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:23 pm

I don't know what mics those are, but I can tell you I hate switches on mics.
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Post by Gregg Juke » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:32 pm

They look nutty enough to be Laniers... I have a few (not like yours).
But that would be my guess.

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Post by rhythm ranch » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:34 am

Altec University Sound 1656

Take a look here: http://universitysound.50megs.com/cat3page19.html

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Post by Gregg Juke » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:51 am

Nice! Good find.

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Post by tonewoods » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:06 am

rhythm ranch wrote:Altec University Sound 1656

Take a look here: http://universitysound.50megs.com/cat3page19.html

Thank you!!!
Good one...

Gawd, I love Altecs, and these will fit right in...

Here's the missing label:

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Post by dubold » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:54 pm

joelpatterson wrote:Do you have a wav file of them on the quarter?
yeah, tell me if you hear any change when I a/b them...

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Post by mysteriousmammal » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:05 am

dubold wrote:
joelpatterson wrote:Do you have a wav file of them on the quarter?
yeah, tell me if you hear any change when I a/b them...
BAM!

Also, don't forget to pay attention to the heads and tails of the track in mastering.

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