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Anyone use AKG SE300B's?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by JIT, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. JIT

    JIT Guest

    Any good as my first condenser with CK91 Cardiod capsule?

    Currently using a SM58 for vocals and acoustic guitar through M-Box 2, would the AKG be a significant improvement or am i better off saving for something better?
     
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    It depends on what you want. The AKG C391B has a pretty flat response. I like them on guitar - most of my other SDCs are a lot brighter. I've never tried the bluelines on vocals - although I also use them for choral recording.

    I have a couple of samples if you like - both guitar. Both have been mixed, so perhaps not a great reference for what the mics sound like. Both are stereo mic setups.

    This was a quick studio session - the guy came in a recorded a full album's worth of material in 3 hours. The guitar was mic'd XY with cardioid blue lines.
    http://www.cheap-tracks.com/mp3/kiser_guitar_sample.mp3

    This one was a live recording of an acoustic show in a small bookstore. The mics were a couple feet from the performer - MS blue lines (CK91 & CK94) directed at the guitar and a Rode NT2000 overhead for vocals.
    http://www.cheap-tracks.com/mp3/cheap-tracks_trina-lazy-river_sample.mp3
     
  3. JIT

    JIT Guest

    Thanks for that.
     
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    OOPS! - just noticed the second link was bad - put the file in the wrong place. That's fixed now.
     
  5. Check out this thread below.

    AKG C 391 B vs. Peluso CEMC6
     

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