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What's in your mic cabinet?

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16 years 7 months
let's see how many forum member will list...

i'll start:

at4047
at4050
2 sm81
2 sm57
1 sm58
1 e906
2 D2
1 D112

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21 years

Member Tue, 11/27/2007 - 09:14
Ok I'll spill; it's only taking me 29 years to assemble this collection, I hope to add to it when my ship comes in or my kid gets out of law school.

1) Shure 520 SLB low z "green bullet" vintage
1) Shure 55 SWG vintage with some interesting history behind it.
5) Shure 548 SD low z
1) Beyer M500 ribbon
3) Sennheiser 835
2) SM58
2) AKG Lapels condenser
1) EV Lapel condensor
2) Rode NT1A
2) Handmade old school carbon telephone mics with self contained battery box
2) Nady condensors that I got for the kids
and several various old school battery in the handle electret mics

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21 years

Member Fri, 03/02/2007 - 18:58
U87
TLM-103
Mojavi MA-200
(2)Royer R-121s
Shure KSM-44
Soundelux u-195
(2) beyer m130
(2)earthworks TC-25's
Earthworks SR-25
(2)Rode NTK's
(2)SM58's
(6)sm57s
Beta-52
EV-RE-20
(2)SENN...441's
Shure
PG52
(2)PG81s
(3)pg56's
Modded Nady RSM-2
Blue 8ball
and a partridge in a pair tree!!!!

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5 years 2 months

nsureit Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:21
Boswell, post: 454071, member: 29034 wrote: ...It's not an interface, and needs to feed ADAT inputs on some other piece of gear to get its digital outputs into a computer.

True that. I run ADAT (optical) out of the ASP880 into an Audient iD22 interface, then into my laptop via USB. I run my monitors out of the iD22, as well. By the way, the iD22 will add two more mic or line input channels, giving you ten total IOs.









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15 years 5 months

Boswell Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:08
I never fully understood why Audient only put one ADAT input port on the iD22, but it may have been for USB data rate reasons. The ADAT can be set to use S/MUX protocol to give 88.1 and 96KHz sampling, but at these higher rates can take data from only 4 of the 8 channels on the ASP880.

I thought the converters in my Alesis HD24XRs were pretty good at 96KHz, especially after I carried out the standard low-end circuit improvements, but the ASP880 is in a different league.

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nsureit Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:12
Boswell, post: 454153, member: 29034 wrote: I never fully understood why Audient only put one ADAT input port on the iD22, but it may have been for USB data rate reasons. The ADAT can be set to use S/MUX protocol to give 88.1 and 96KHz sampling, but at these higher rates can take data from only 4 of the 8 channels on the ASP880.

I thought the converters in my Alesis HD24XRs were pretty good at 96KHz, especially after I carried out the standard low-end circuit improvements, but the ASP880 is in a different league.

I just configured the ADAT as S/MUX. Have not had a chance to make comparisons yet between sample/bit rates. I had forgotten about that feature until you pointed it out.

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21 years

Member Mon, 11/20/2006 - 17:25
Mic locker!

Heres what I have
1 Beyer m500
1 Beyer m260
1 Beyer m160
2 Beyer m201's
1 gefell m930
3 sennheiser md421's
2 shure sm57's
1 shure sm58
1 electro voice re-20
3 audio technica at4033's
1 electro voice vocal mic
1 shure ksm44
1 audix d6
next mic is a peluso p12 tube multi pattern mic
still need some small condensers
and more multipattern mics
getting there?

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16 years 6 months

drumist69 Sat, 03/03/2007 - 05:12
OK, my low-end mic locker...

SM57 (2)
AT2020 (2)
MXL 603 (2)
MXL 2001 (2)
CAD (can't remember the model, some "stage condensor" vocal mic, x2)
and a pair of Naiant Studios small omni condensors in route

In the near future, an AT4050 or something like it, and an MD421...time to start getting some big boy toys.
ANDY

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19 years 9 months

Davedog Thu, 09/20/2012 - 14:46
It is always good to do 'inventory' as has been said.

My updated list.

LDC
1- U87 (1983)
2- ADK Area51 TT (matched pair)
2- ADK Model 5 (modded)
1- GT55
1- SP B3
1- AT 4033
1- Kel HM-1
1- Octava MK 319 (early Russian)

SDC

2-3Zigma w/cardioid caps
2- AT4041 (matched pair)
1-ATM 33R
2- ATM5

Dynamic
2- SM57 UnidyneIII (1969 and 1971)
2- SM57
3-ATM25
1- Audix D1
2-Audix D2
1-Audix D3
2- Audix D4
2- Audix i5
1-Audix OM-5
1-ATM 41HE
1-ATM 61HE
1- ATM 610HE
1-ATM 63
1- Peavey PVM-520TN
1- Beyer Soundstar
1- Shure BG 6.1
1- Avantone CR-14 Ribbon ( yeah, kinda dynamic....sorta)


These are all current 'in-house' and the list doesnt reflect the 'borrowable' mics I have access to. In the last year I have had several Mik-Teks in as well as a couple of Royer's, Avantone CV12's, and the Heils.

My next upgrade is coming up soon and a Royer R-101, and a high-end pair of SDC's are on the list. I will also probably get one more LDC vocal mic and since I do a lot of Blues recordings, another ribbon besides the Royer. Cascade perhaps?? I'm thinking Neumann 184's for the SDC's but will try a few before I buy. The AT4041's are incredibly good so this would be an upgrade looking for a bit more depth.

Converters and preamps too. As well as PT11 when they release it. New video monitors too. Need big letters these days and real high definition. Old.

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20 years 6 months

MadMax Fri, 11/10/2006 - 18:30
SCOOOOORE!!!!

Snagged an RCA 44B, great cosmetic shape, unknown working condition, with what appears to the original 2 conductor (button) connector/cable for under $270!!!

Man, am I one HAPPY fella!!!

Gonna' look up how to re-wire for XLR and balance the thing... if it looks like too much of a PITA to get working, it'll still probably worth it to send to Wes at AEA isn't it?

Been searching for one of these dudes' for like 3 years... that I could afford. WOW!!!

Any ball park idea what Wes charges to completely refurb a 44B?

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21 years

audiokid Thu, 08/02/2012 - 23:27
Fun thread and some really impressive lists! Its time to bump it so I'll add mine and a few on my wish list. Some of these were good deals had over the years here so I couldn't resist. I haven't used them all. My dream studio is yet to be built but I'm getting closer.

Here is my list:

2 Audix 50" Carbon Fiber Booms
2 Audix M1280
2 Audix 1255B
2 Audix M1250B
1 Audix i5
2 Audix D2
1 Audix D4
1 Audix D6
2 Audix SCX25A
1 Audix SCX1
2 DPA 4011A Cardioid
2 DPA MMC2006 (Twin Diaphragm Omni Microphone Capsule)
1 DPA 4099G
1 Kel HM-7U
1 Kel HM-2D
2 Kel HM-3C
2 Mojave MA-200
1 Mojave MA-300
3 Mojave MA-100
1 Neumann U87 ai
1 Neumann M 149
2 Royer R-122
1 Royer SF24
1 RODE Classic II
7 RODE M1
2 RODE M3
2 Rode NT-5
1 RODE NT 2,
1 RODE NT 2000
1 RODE K2
1 RODE NT6
2 RODE NT4
7 RODE headsets
1 RODE Podcaster
1 Soundelux 250
2 Sennheiser 535
Sennheiser e935 wireless EM500

Wish list is a few more DPA's (love DPA) like a stereo set of 4041 's and more Ribbons. An e251 would be a nice touch too.
Love to get a DW Fearn and Grace pre's.

Cheers!

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15 years

Scoobie Fri, 11/10/2006 - 20:37
Hey MadMax..........
Where I rent equipment. They get new ribbon put in mic's at..........................................
Talking Dog Transducer Company, He performs Mods on Pre's and Ribbon mic's. I would hate to say what I thought it would cost. It's not cheap, I'm sure you no. I can find out more info if needed.

I got the use of a AEA R44C for the next 5 days!!!!!! SWEET
Along with a A-Designs MP-1 . Also a Buzz ARC1.1 that I'm going to try.
Going to Nastyville to pick them up Saturday.


Peace..........................Scoobie

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21 years

Member Sat, 03/03/2007 - 11:18
Just a suggestion: could we also include what we tend to record - I think that would make this thread even more useful... :)

As for me, I work with about 40% classical, 30% jazz, 30% rock... I have included my most common usage - I'd love to have suggestions for uses I don't have listed!


AKG C414TLII x2: vox, overheads, stereo
AT 8533 x3 (clip-on mic): horns, toms
AT 4049 x2: stereo
AT 4051 x2: stereo
3035: ?
Earthworks QTC-1 (omnis, matched pair): stereo
Earthworks SRO (omni): center mic in Decca tree
Earthworks SR71 x2: stereo, guitar amps
Beyer M500N: piano spot mic
EV RE20: kick
Crown PZM6D: inside piano lid (closed)
Neumann U87 x2 (from the 70's): solo vox, choirs
Neumann SM69 (from the 70's also - stereo mic): stereo, choirs
Neumann KM84: acoustic guitar, strings
Neumann KM184: acoustic guitar, strings
Shure SM58 x4: live solo vocal
Shure SM57 x2: anything!
Shure BETA 87 (wireless): live lead vocal
Shure BETA 52: kick
Shure BETA 56: toms, snare, trombone

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