condenser microphone

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    Recording Classical Instruments with Ribbons and Condensers? Possible?

    Hi Recording.org community! I wanted to reach out to your collective wisdom! Is it possible/recommended to record classical instruments (I am a professional flutist) with both ribbons and condensers?? I have seen this in a couple of places eg. on the Royer website they have a recording of a...
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    microphones for home studio

    If you could start over, what would you choose? Howdy folks. I haven't done anything out of the box for over 10 years, too much traveling. Just DI'd guitars... I'll be back to recording soon enough, standard rock/pop stuff/r&b stuff - guitars, drums, bass, vocals and the miscellaneous acoustic...
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    Condenser Mic Sounds stuffy and high pitched

    Hello guys! I have this problem with recording vocals. I use the Rode NT1A condenser mic and a Behringer Xenyx x1222 as a sound card trying to record on my laptop's DAW (Logic X Pro). The singer I recording with has a really powerful voice with very rich and strong low and high notes. The...
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    Need condenser microphone Recommendation, Multi Purpose

    I am setting up my home studio, and would like a recommendation for one or more for two different applications: video game voice over, and clean opera vocals. Recommendations can either be for one multipurpose microphone, or two sepparate microphones for each application Here are the...
  5. pcrecord

    Back to basics - mic choice

    Hi to all ! I post a link to my video here hoping it can help someone. I'm also interested to read your comment. This one was a bit harder on my spelling, since there is a lot of text and I did it live (multiple takes of course) Feel free to tell me if it's not appropriate to post all my...
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    Please Help me fix this ASAP

    Hey.. I created an account to talk to the pros, you guys, I need help ASAP.. it's been about a year since it started doing this and I dunno what to do anymore... I am so frustrated I dont even know what to call this sound and it seems I am the only one getting this issue I've tried fixing...
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    Condenser Mic Setup

    * (This is my first time trying to record using a condenser mic and I have spent days trying to figure this problem out) I am trying to connect an mxl 770 condenser microphone to my windows laptop to record audio. I purchased the following items...
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    Audio Technica AT2020: Help with too much background noise

    Audio Technica AT2020 Help with too much background noise So i’m using my microphone for live streaming games and lets plays and youtube I may have made a mistake in buying a Audio Technica AT2020 USB a while back , it picks up WAY TOO much background noise. A tiny soft bird tweets in the...
  9. DonnyThompson

    AT2020 "Renowned" mic? Really?

    I normally don't go out of my way to say anything negative about retailers... If I see something that is priced too high, I figure the best line of defense is to simply not purchase anything from them... But this one? This one I couldn't help commenting on - and it's from a supplier that I...
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    Ribbon Microphone Upgrade for MXL 990

    Hello, I’m beginning my personal little crusade in the Ribbon Mic arena. To start, I’ve created an Instructable, to upgrade an MXL 990 condenser mic with a ribbon element from http://www.diyribbonmic.com/parts I created some 3D printed parts to hold the ribbon element and transformer. But I...
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    NYS-SPP-L1 - for - Condensor Mic?

    I picked up an Neutrik [="http://www.neutrik.com/en/products/audio/patch-panels/1/4-patch-panel/nys-spp-l1"]NYS-SPP-L1[/] a few years ago completely clueless about how they work. Now I'm finding they're not just pass though connectors. I was hoping I could feed the inputs to my Mic Preamp to...
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    Looking For Matched Condenser Mics

    OK, here's the scoop. I bought a Tascam DR-40 a couple of weeks ago and I love it. The built-in in mics are great. So now I want to get a set of match condenser mics that are as good or better than the DR-40 mics. I looked for the frequency chart for them but can't find anything. So does any one...
  13. JoaoSpin

    Awful noises when using condensers

    Hi boys and girls, I've tried looking this up, and didn't find anything helpful, but something tells me it could be a pretty common issue. Maybe you can help me figure it out. In a nutshell: I was recording some pretty cool drums with my Fast Track c600 (that's 4 channels) and at some point my...
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    Deciding between large diaphragm condenser mics

    I'm replacing my old crappy AT2020 with an upgrade. I have a budget of about $500 or less. I would only use this mic for acoustic guitar and vocals These are the mics I am currently considering: sE Electronics 2200a II Avantone Audio CV-12 Sennheiser MK-4 Rode NT-1000 Rode NTK I know its...
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    Problem with Audio Technica AT2035

    I bought an Audio technica at2035 and attempted to use it on my computer. I have a usb XRL cable and I set it as the default audio recording device on my computer. However, whenever I try to record my voice in Audacity nothing happens. I have tried a headset microphone and once I select that as...
  16. beclet

    AT2020 Microphone & Shure X2U adapter? Good mix?

    Hello! I am just wondering if anyone knows how the Audio Technica AT2020 condenser microphone behaves with the Shure X2U XML to USB adapter? The mic: http://audio-technica.com.au/products/at2020/ X2U adapter...
  17. DonnyThompson

    AKG SolidTube

    This past week, a friend of mine returned my AKG SolidTube Condesner mic after using it for the last several years. I had forgotten how warm and smooth this mic sounds. I know it was never accepted to the level that AKG had hoped for at the time of its release, and my suspicions as to why are...
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    MXL 990 with Michael Joly Engineering K47 Mod...anyone??

    Just curious if anyone here has experience with this particular modified microphone [="http://www.oktavamodshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=114"]Award-winning microphone engineering from Michael Joly[/] Very skeptical that I can get a $350 microphone that performs like a Neumann U87 Ai...
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    I Need Critique + Advice On My Condenser Mic

    Hi everyone! So, for once in my life I went like "Alright, I will use my equipment, record a little sample without warming up the voice, thinking about it, or caring too much about the outcome, and I will present it to recording.org for a thread", and it is happening. I picked a simple to-go...
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    First Condenser Mic

    EDIT: I HAVE PERMANENTLY ABANDONED THE HOME STUDIO PROJECT...JUST WAY TOO INVOLVED FOR MY LIMITED AMOUNT OF FREE TIME. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. Hello everyone, and Merry Christmas (for those of you who celebrate it). I came to this forum because I would like to learn more about recording...
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