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Large diaphragm Mic

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Alex Natan, Apr 13, 2001.

  1. Alex Natan

    Alex Natan Guest

    HI all!
    I am planning to buy a new Large diaphragm Mic to my studio. I am thinking in a CAD E200 or the new Rode NTK. Here in Argentina prices are very different than in the rest of the world. For exaple, the CAD E 200 costs about U$S 800, and the Rode NTK is expected to cost about U$S 1.000.- and an AKG 414 is about USU 1.400.-
    My actual main Mic is an Akg C 3000 and I want to obtain a better sound especially in vocals and acoustic instruments (guitars, brasses). Any suggestions?

    Regards,

    Alex Natan
     
  2. e-cue

    e-cue Active Member

    Large diaphram mic? The M149 is my current favorite. I love it on vocals & ac. guitar.
     
  3. GZsound

    GZsound Active Member

    I have a C3000 and AT 4033 and Rode NT 1 and the Rode requires much less EQ than either of the others. I suggest a strong look at the NT 1000 which is getting rave reviews. I also don't recommend a large diaphragm condenser on brass or woodwinds. I'm a sax player and I use either a Beyer M260 ribbon or a CAD CM 17. I think brass would be too brittle on a large diaphragm mic.
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Alex, you might want to look into getting something like a Neumann TLM-103 from Europe (they're cheaper in Europe than in the US, they're made there). Try Link removed they seem to have some of the lowest prices in Europe that I've seen.

    Best of luck.
     
  5. spratz

    spratz Guest

    I agree,

    I think that the TLM-103 is a very good mic. However, I tend to match it up with a VMP-2 to smooth it out a bit. I like the way they sound together. Keep in mind I have a limited budget.
     
  6. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    Originally posted by Jason Spartz:
    I think that the TLM-103 is a very good mic. However, I tend to match it up with a VMP-2 to smooth it out a bit. I like the way they sound together. Keep in mind I have a limited budget.

    I like that combination too. Sometimes it sounds better plugged into the Dakings or the Telefunken V672's but 90% of the time the 103 to VMP-2 makes a great combination.

    Over in Europe a TLM103 might be more affordable then you think. I don't see moving from a C3000 to a CAD E200 as an upgrade. It's a different sound, but it's not a better mic.
     
  7. Alex Natan

    Alex Natan Guest

    Thanks all of you.
    The problem is that in Argentina we are in terrible economic depresion and I cannot think in investing for the moment, but I take note of all the advises.

    Thanks again,

    Alex Natan
     
  8. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    What exactly can you afford?

    The E300 and the Rodent might sound a little better than the C3000 (arguably), but not enough to make clients beat down your door. Maybe a RE27 and sm-7 will give you more of a palate to work from, and you won't regret buying them 5 or 10 years down the line.
     

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