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Mics and headphones

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by kostein, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. kostein

    kostein Guest

    This is the last thread from me asking for gear advice (at least for the time being!)

    I need mics mics mics :) I'm gonna use them for mic'ing guitar amps and for vocals. I wanna experiment a little so sticking up with a single mic for either amps/vocals isn't for me.

    SM57 is already in my list. Been looking over Studio Projects B1, B3, C1, C3 and I don't know which ones I should get. I've also seen people recommend AKG's.

    I also need a pair of headphones for monitoring. I'm not willing to spend more than $100-150 though as I'm gonna use them strictly for monitoring.
     
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Sony 7506 headphones are sort of a staple.

    So many choices on mics... Try the M-Audio Solaris - You'll be shocked.
     
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Mics, the K2 is my curren favorite. headphones, seinheisser 280
     
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I like the Sony 7506 / V600's for phones ...

    For vocals, I am currently reccomending the SP C3's or C1's (if you don't need multi pattern) for those who are dealing wth a constrained budget. If you can spend a bit more try the AKG414. If price is no object, U87, C12VR, Manley Reference,

    For guitar mics, I would go for Sennheiser 421's ... and SM57's. I have also used the AKG D112 on distorted guitar amps ... one trick I like is to use 2 421's on the front baffel of an open backed amp, panned left/right and a LD in figure 8 pattern, placed sideways behind the amp panned down the middle. I usually use the U87 for this but I have tried the SP C3 also with good results.
     
  5. kostein

    kostein Guest

    I'm gonna go for the 421 and SM57 for the guitars. I haven't decided on vocals yet. What's the difference between C1 and C3?
    I'm also considering of getting a B1 just to check it out :)
     
  6. CasJams

    CasJams Guest

    how do they compare?

    how do the C1, C3 compare to the AT 4040, 4033, or AKG C3000B? I understand the 4040 is transformerless, and the AKG uses "microtransformer" technology - how does this effect the sound? Never heard of the C1 or C3... any good?

    I'm looking for a decent vocal mic for home stuff and the 414 is a bit out of my price range.
     
  7. CasJams

    CasJams Guest

    how do they compare?

    how do the C1, C3 compare to the AT 4040, 4033, or AKG C3000B? I understand the 4040 is transformerless, and the AKG uses "microtransformer" technology - how does this effect the sound? Never heard of the C1 or C3... any good?

    I'm looking for a decent vocal mic for home stuff and the 414 is a bit out of my price range.
     

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