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c414 B-ULS or ksm44

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by supercharry, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. supercharry

    supercharry Guest

    Im looking for LDC mics for multiple uses such as ambience/room mic, vocal, Overheads, acoustic instruments....etc

    which would you recommend between these two....

    you can find both on ebay for similar price.

    thanks
     
  2. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    If you have the bucks, try one of each?

    If just one, for now, I'd go with the AKG.


    TG
     
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Without a doubt in my mind, I would whole-heartedly recommend the Microtech Gefell M930. It is one of the most versatile, beautiful mics in the world for anywhere near its price!

    J.
     
  4. veatch

    veatch Active Member

    Of the two, i'd take the 414 first. Both are useful. I haven't tried the Gefell... yet... :)
     
  5. tmcconnell

    tmcconnell Guest

    414 vs ksm

    I agree the 414 is more generally useful. I have used both. The ksm is a great mic however. The important thing to recognize is that they are very different mics. The ksm is a bit more mid rangy - good for making vocals stand out and so on, and the 414 a bit more scooped. I'd make the decision base don how the mic sounded with the key foreground element of the most probable application. For example, if you wil sing, which one sounds better on your voice? The KSM can sound either great or bad on your voice depending on how nasal you are. Same with the 414. If its drums, do you use brushes (I love the 44 for that), or do you want big rock overheads?

    Both great. In the end you will need one of each type.
     
  6. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    I'm pretty sure most of you knew that MG mics share identical attributes derived from the top end of the Neumann mic line. That would be my alternate choice if I could'nt afford a high-end Neumann. Word has it, both companies started life together back in the day. http://www.microtechgefell.com/eng/prod/konden/kon_3.htm
     
  7. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Fletcher likes the 930(And has recommended it to me and I'm sure you). I'd like to try one someday, but I'd like to have a 414 to compare it with at the same time...

    Nothing mean meant here, but, FOR ME, the Neuman's have rarely been kind(At least the "vintage" tuber's?), the AKG's always more pleasing with my voice and, as you say, the MG's are "related" to the Neuman's..?

    To not come down completely on Neuman's, I did use a new N-tube mic recently(Something 42?) through a Millennia preamp. Very nice! Still, the AKG's seem to be "more me"(If anyone needs "coloration", it would be...me...).



    TG
     
  8. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

    TG, I agree with your choice of mics, but if you have'nt (like you said) heard one of these mics through a nice pre, I'd definitely give it some consideration. It'll go good with a wide range of apps. Personally, I'd like to have it as another tool in the arsenal.
     

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