(SM57) Condensor Mic equal
Posted on Aug 10, 2007 05:38 am
Member Since: Aug 06, 2007
I was curious what is the industry standard when it comes to condensor mics. I am recording electric guitar with cabs. Thanks
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Aug 10, 2007 07:37 am The Royer Ribbon mics are getting great press on guitar cabs, though they're not condensor mics.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
Aside from that, probably something in the Neumann line. I'm not in that $$$ range, so I'm not real sure what to propose.
Also, mic quality directly relates to preamp quality, and room quality, and engineer quality. All of which certainly don't have an 'industry standard'.
Really though, condensors have a large range of differences, so it's probably not really a answerable question. Subjectivity really comes into play here, so I doubt you'll get a real useful collection of answers.
Aug 10, 2007 07:37 am NT1A
Aug 10, 2007 07:57 am Industry standard? hmmm, maybe for home studios / hobby studios.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
Are they that dispersed among the industry?
Aug 10, 2007 10:23 pm Off the top of my head, AKG C414 for sure, Royer 121/122, Rode K2/Classic, AT 4033/4055, Neumann U67 (the king of all mics! Holy crap!) and U47 (haven't tried one yet...:-).
Dynamics - 57, Sennheiser MD421.
All ppl I've met hate the Nt1a :-).
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Aug 11, 2007 11:47 pm What type of music is it? The sound and tone you are looking for, such as grinding, chunking, metal, blues, jazz will kind of help determine a good mic as well. Some are better at certain type of music then others.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
The C414 is a good all around mic for sure. It can do twangy country as well as the drop D and 7 string full on metal assault.
For a middle of the road to clean sound the Royer 122 is the katz azz, and the AT4035 come very close.
Aug 12, 2007 06:10 am AT good.
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