Behringer ECM8000

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by JJansson, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. JJansson

    JJansson Guest

    Hi!

    Does anyone have any soundclips of acoustic music recorded with the ECM8000? I'd need handfull of omnis for a experiment, and since the ECM is so cheap it could be interesting.
     
  2. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    Hi, I´ll try do a comparison this weekend. Have a concert where I am recording, and the mic box has KM183, SP C4 and Behringer omnis.

    Gunnar
     
  3. JJansson

    JJansson Guest

    Oh, that would be great!
     
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    http://www.cheap-tracks.com/mp3/cheap-tracks_simshalom.mp3

    A live recording from a church service. The choir was in a large circle surrounding the congregation. The mics were spaced at about 27" in the center of the congregation about 10' up.

    Mackie VLZ (or was it VLZ Pro?) preamps.
     
  5. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    JJanson,
    actually Karl recording is an excellent example of how good the ECM-s do sound. They are definitely a lot better sounding than the price. They have two notable problems, first is that they are a bit on the noise side of things. But listen to Karls recording and tell me that it bothers you (me, not). Secondly they might not be the first choice in overhead micing of rock drums because their maximum SPL is not really that high. Apart from this, the difference to next price level is not really that big in sound.

    Gunnar.
     
  6. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    RE noise - my recording went through some pretty heavy noise reduction. You can hear a cyclical rattling - that's the AC system running - the part of the noise I couldn't remove - you shoulda' heard it before I noise reduced it.

    I often use the Behringers for room mics - the room is always a lot noisier than the mics.

    I just thought of another recording I have that was just the behringers. I was having some car trouble and wanted to send a mechanic a good sounding file so they could get a better feel for what was happening. This is a pretty low bitrate MP3. Same arrangement - mics spaced 27" - about 10' from the car, 6' up.

    http://www.cheap-tracks.com/mp3/zemlin_cranky.mp3
    :p

    The car's fine now, btw.
     
  7. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Well, at that price, they're certainly worth a listen.

    I personally have a lot of problems with the Behringer line of products in general (with their reverse-enginnering, etc), but the price seems silly/stupid/cheap not to have a set for whatever emergency may arise. Plus, you CAN use them for close-up/omni work, if necessary, and at that point, you'll get better perceived S/N out of them. (As opposed to mic'ing an entire room, etc.)
     
  8. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    Sorry to say no, but this weekend concert was one of those occasions where everything is creating trouble. Got no time to make a recording with the Behringers. Next real occasion is a bit in the future, might be able to do some bedroom recordings but I´m not sure if they really say anything.

    Gunnar
     
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