ldc

  1. took-the-red-pill

    When to use LDC vs SDC?

    I couldn't find this specific topic covered. If you choose to mention brand names, that's okay, but I'm not here to ask what kind of mic I should buy. 1-What does one typically use an LDC for? What about an SDC? And why? 2-I'm a guy on a budget, don't make my living in a studio, and I have...
  2. A

    LDC for vocals : cardioid vs multi-pattern at the same price

    Hi, I am trying to make buying choise for LCD aimed at vocal (including voiceover) recordings. I have I question.. is it common-sense that multi-pattern should cost more then their unipolar variants? For example: I am looking at two mics of choices and thinking: these...
  3. sshack

    Looking at MDC/LDC options

    Happy New Year RO. I hope it's been a good holiday for the community. I'm looking into purchasing a pair of MDC or LDC as an addition to my mic locker and thought I'd throw it out to everyone for some opinions and comments. The primary use would be for drum OHs, but I can see using them for...
  4. ThirdBird

    Rode NT5 Matched Pair for $430 (ldc condensers)

    Rode NT5 Matched Pair for $430 (sdc condensers) Thoughts?
  5. M

    LDC confusion...

    Whatever mic I do go with, it will be going straight into a Steinberg MR816x to pt9 for awhile. (sold a mackie onyx1220i and got this, and the mic pre's have a noticeably better overall sound). The only ldc I currently own is a rode nt1a. No big surprise here, but I'm not very happy with...
  6. song4gabriel

    sm81 or josephson c42 ldc for acoustic guitar tracking only

    sm81 or josephson c42 sdc for acoustic guitar tracking only hey all hope everyone is doing well in the new year. it is way too snowy here in ny. I havent asked a question in a while so i'm looking forward to hearng from RO opinions on whats up. i am in need of an new small diaphram...
  7. took-the-red-pill

    ribbon or multi pattern LDC?

    Hello all, I'm looking to expand my capabilities by getting a multi pattern mic, and am leaning toward either an AT 4050, which I can get for $700, or a Royer r-101 which will run me $800. Because of their construction, they're different animals, so I want to get some opinions on which...
  8. audiokid

    (term) LDC

    Large Diaphragm Condenser: LDCs have become something of a commodity in recent years, ranging in price from $10,000 at the high end all the way down to sturdy and functional LDCs costing less than $100. Prized for their round, smooth attack, these mics sound great when recording voices...
  9. BobRogers

    LDC Vocal mic shootout suggestions?

    My life is pretty hectic for the next two months, but I'm considering doing an LDC vocal mic shootout after things settle down. This is mostly me wanting to add a better mic to the locker for female vocal. I feel like I do pretty well with my dynamics or the K2 for male vocals, but I'd like...
  10. T

    My first LDC mic! Advice please. Sample of my work included

    First off, Hi everyone! This forum seems like a great resource, and I've already learned tons here. I'd love to give advice whenever I'm qualified. My question is another "Which mic should I buy??", so I'll make it quick. I'm a student and have been a bedroom producer for about 7 years, and...
  11. T

    Rode LDCs: NT2A vs NT1A vs NT1000

    Hi there, The question is quite obvious from the subject of the post: I'm looking to buy my first LDC, and was wondering which of the above was best. It will be used mainly for vocals - male and female - so it will have to be quite versatile. It would be great if I could use it for other...
  12. S

    Looking to buy my first decent LDC

    As the topic title says, I'm in the market for a new LDC. I'm looking to spend no more than $300. Right now my only LDC is a MXL 2001. I plan on using it primarily as a vocal mic, but it would be nice if I could get away with using it for horns (trumpet, sax, clarinet) as well. I've been looking...
  13. R

    when to use LDCs as OHs

    thoughts? when is it appropriate to use a pair of LDCs for drum OHs? ostensibly when you have a really great sounding room. but is that the only case? anyone care to start some discussion on this? i'm interesting in reading some of your thoughts. i'll put my 2cents in after a few posts...
  14. S

    Any reviews of the AKG Perception 420 LDC?

    Right now I'm looking at picking it up for its price, versatility in pick up pattern, SPL range (155db max SPL I believe), and because I like the sound of AKG mics. I've worked briefly with the perception 200 and I'm wondering how this one differs, if it does at all. Input from anyone who's...
  15. G

    NT5 or LDC as OH`s? Homestudio!

    Hi ppl... First of all, sorry for my bad english, i`m brazilian and i`ll try my best here! about next week, im buying my studio gear... but im still not sure about the overheads... reading some topics and reviews, i found that nt5 is a great mic pair to use as overheads... but searching...
  16. G

    SDC vs LDC

    Hay yews guise - Like a lot of you, I am a newbie at some things and an old hand at others. My question du jour is about large vs small diameter condenser mic's; when would I best use one style, and when the other? I am operating on the cheap; the mic's in question are the SP B1's vs C4's.
  17. B

    Shure Vert Bar mod to accomodate LDCs in blumlein, etc...

    I had the hardest time finding a vert bar to suit my needs with my LDCs, having enough clearance between the two mounting posts to run them head to head.....Below is a modification to the shure a27m vert bar that will allow plenty of clearance. you need the shure a27m vert bar...
  18. Groff

    LDC or SDC

    Hi, My next recording will be ethno-acoustic band. Except upright bass and (maybe) one violin, all instruments are (steel strings) with strong on upper mid/high freq. and lot of hard alternate picking. Comparable in some way with mandolins. I would like to try to record some of those...
  19. T

    Choice is down to Two LDC mics

    The BLUE Baby Bottle and an ADK A-51TC Tube condenser mics. I think either would be pretty sweet. My only thought right now is that the ADK being a tube mic paired with my Brick pre's (also tube) may be just a little too colorful to effective on a variety of sources. The fall back plan is...
  20. K

    LDC from behringer... B-1

    Hi.. Is the Behringer B1 worth the purchase? I have a friend who happens to have this mic and its recording seems fine for home users. Should i judge LDC's by sensitivity? Like they say that good mixers are nothing without a good mic, but when money's the pullback factor, is B-1 "buyable"...
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