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what's my mic closet missing?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by redbort, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. redbort

    redbort Active Member

    Shure SM57 (four)
    Shure SM58 (four)
    Shure SM7b
    Shure 520DX
    Shure 55SH
    Sennheiser 421 (four)
    Sennheiser 441 (two)
    Sennheiser 409 (pair)
    Beyer Dynamic M130
    Beyer Dynamic M160
    Beyer Dynamic 201 (pair)
    AKG D112
    AKG C414 BXL II (pair)
    AKG 451 (pair)
    Rode NT1-A (four)
    Rode K2 (two)
    Rode NT-5 (pair)
    AUDIX D6
    Oktava MK012 (pair)
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Give me your address and you'll find out... :)
    I think that what you're "missing"depends on what you're recording...
  3. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    An "Alice" SDC by Scott Helmke.
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    I don't see the "N" word in there....
  5. redbort

    redbort Active Member

    are they worth the money?
    TLM 103 (should this one even be considered?)

    is their 180 seriese same as thier 100?
    can you get variable capsules like the oktavia for the 180's?
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    I don't know man, I've only use a few of them a little bit. But it can't hurt to have a well-known standard like the U87 around. You have a lot of workhorse mics (very nice collection). Might be time to get something a little more flashy. Do you feel you are missing anything?
  7. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    thats a fine mic selection but you're missing a link to your website
  8. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I dont see a Soundeluxe U95 in there.....

    Wheres all the Audio Technica 4047/4060/4050/4033? hmmmmm?
    Aint no Gefell's.....

    Theres no big old smoky tube powered thing either(the Rode K2 doesnt count)

    WHAT!!?? No RCA??

    Where did ya find 2 MD409"s????

    And I gotta agree....Caint see no Newmanz.

    Ya gotta have at least KM84's to go with that vintage ribbon and dynamic vibe ya got goin .
  9. redbort

    redbort Active Member

    um...very interested in
    newman u87ai
    ladson L47mp
    or even how about audix 111?

    RCA's seem so, difficult to care for...
    Sdelux u95 (similar to u195 i assume) seems nice aswell...
    and i'm pretty sure AT 40xx would be redundant somewhat...
    haven't had a chance to sample any Gefell's either
    need some details on what this "alice" is aswell
    what's the main diffrence between 184 & 84?
    don't say "smoother"
    i've tried the 184 and wasn't too impressed at the price range....

    keep talking

    the flashy mic everytime seems to be the Shure 55SH
  10. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    the 84 , from what ive heard, is better.
  11. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Right, your microphone closet is missing INSURANCE! And yes, the venerable U87 can't be beat neither can the old KM 84. You may want to consider the AEA ribbons and/or a Royer? Don't forget about some of the Sennheiser condensers, their fabulous and quite different.

    Microphone Prostitute
    Remy Ann David
  12. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    You would like at least one HM-1 KEL if you ever get a female vocalist that has that painful peak at 2K in her voice. Really mellows them out and the annunciation is very nice.


    Affordable tool..very sweet for the money.
  13. adam316

    adam316 Guest


    Besides the aforementioned Neumann comments, I hear the Shure SM81 is killer for acoustic guitars...or acoustic anything for that matter. You have quite a nice collection there!
  14. redbort

    redbort Active Member

    found a link, looks like a good mic, at the price, how can i say no?
    also excellent for the price....

    Sennheiser condensers? MKH seriese
  15. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    is there such thing as having too many mics?
  16. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    For someone with such a nice mic cabinet an '87 is a must as you already have your other bases covered- just for the flash, like someone said- besides theres a sheen to it that its hard to descibe or imitate...

    other than that maybe a gefell m930 or a nice soundelux mic... ( so many great ones to choose from)
  17. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I gotta add my kudos to the KEL mic...I got fer Xmas and it is a very well-made piece and will have its use in any session I happen to run. Cant say enogh about it!

    87's......GAWD are they expensive as far as retail ....I've spent many many hours with a couple of em hooked up to various things recording various noises and have yet to HATE it.

    The SM81 is also one of those mics that has 'something' to its sound.

    Five of those, two 87's and a D12 or a 409 used to be my drum mic set.

    And in answer to your question regarding KM184/84....

    WAY SMOOTHER....sorry. They just are. ANd this is a case of that word perfectly representin whut it is. The KM184 is a killer snare mic.
  18. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Yup, and there's such a thing as too much sex, and too much partying :shock:
    I dont think there is, unless you go to a studio and he has 12 SM57's. That's a bit much, IMHO
    Just as long as they are different to some degree or another. I can see having 2 of each mic, but keep your mic collection so that you have alot of choice's for various sounds and instruments.
    my 2 cents
  19. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    I find the HM-1 is too open sounding for a cardiod mic.
  20. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Nothin wrong with that. I'm flyin high without no Noi-Mun's


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