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shootout: random dynamic mics -- VERY unprofessional

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by rockstardave, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    I have the day off today. Here's what I did this morning:

    a few dynamic vocal mics .. on a guitar cab. a pisspoor guitar cab and pisspoor guitar. in a pisspoor room. also i'm a pisspoor guitar player. now that you've been warned...

    i have a guitar looper so i set up a loop, and started swapping mics. all were positioned nearly identically.. about 10" from the center of the cone, directly on axis.

    link1 audix om2
    link2 shure beta58
    link3 ev nd767a
    link4 shure sm57
    link5 another sm57
    link6 senn e604

    mic -> onyx 1640 -> g5 mac -> tracktion -> 16bit aiff -> ~190vbr mp3

    enjoy!
     
  2. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    Wow...that EV has some weird high end open-ness thing going on.

    What kind of guitar/amp/cab are we talking about here?
     
  3. tifftunes

    tifftunes Active Member

    Is it just me (with headphones) or do all but the EV sound a bit "muddy?"

    I thought the e604 was 2nd clearest (after the EV).

    Not sure "clear" is the right descriptor... maybe "brighter" in the upper mids and highs would be better...
     
  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    the squire special... squire strat through a squire champ combo

    the boss looper definitely degrades the signal a bit too..
     
  5. sshack

    sshack Active Member

    I've heard worse with better gear.
    Thanks for posting those.
     
  6. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    most of these mics would be better suited for close mic'ing of course.. most stage performers would keep mic closer than 10" away from their mouth. that could have something to do with it. the tone of the amp itself is a bit muddy too.

    i guess this is more for "relative to each other" sort of thing.
     

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