mxl 603 vs beyerdynamic opus53 vs earthworks sr77 vs sch

monty teebaum

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today i recorded some percussion with this 4 mic types.
you can find the files here:
http://www.biobonsai.com/Small_Condensers/
all mics are small diagram condensers, but not the same type.

-the mxl 603 is 3/4" & wide caroid, the price is less than $100.-!

-the beyerdynamic opus 53 is a very small electret condenser (caroid) for less than $150.-

-the sr77 is a 1/4" electret condenser (caroid) with a price around $450.-

-the schoeps (telefunken) m221b is a tube 1/2" caroid (with switch to omni), 50 years old.

the bongo we record in stereo with orft-technic (schoeps not, i have just 1 piece), the other things are mono.

for a good comparing i would put the files to a sequencer & play the stuff in loops with "solo".

have fun :)
 

Bear's Gone Fission

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Could you maybe give more details, like preamps, recording chain, methodology for positioning the mics? I generally don't trust a shootout to give me the full story on a mic, but the info and a listen could give me a thumbnail sketch.

Bear
 

monty teebaum

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Originally posted by Bear's Gone Fission:
Could you maybe give more details, like preamps, recording chain, methodology for positioning the mics? I generally don't trust a shootout to give me the full story on a mic, but the info and a listen could give me a thumbnail sketch.

Bear


channel:
langevin dvc, eq & limiter "off"
waves l2 (as a/d, limiter off)
distance:
around 20 cm in front opf the mic, bongos from top arroun 50cm distance.

i don't see this as a shotout, its just interesting, how different the mics sounded.
 
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