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Advice on this gear

Hello everybody,

I'd need your opinion on these microphones, sound card and preamps I'll have at my disposal for a while:

AKG 414
SPL Channel One Pre-Amp
SPL Gain Station
Fireface 400 (RME)

Can they assure a good standard of recording? I am going to record mostly a violin.

Thank you in advance.




Gpp Sun, 10/28/2012 - 01:53

Thank you very much for your help.
One more question.
I also have some portable devices to record outside:

Recorder: Tascam HD-P2
Microphones: Sennheiser K6 Series (cardioid, omni-diretional, long gun).

Do you think they can provide a professional quality? How can improve this equipment?
Do you suggest the use of a pre-amp?
Thank you again

Boswell Mon, 10/29/2012 - 10:01

In equipment terms, just plug the mics in, switch on the battery power in the K6 mic bases and start recording. How you choose which type of microphones in the K6 series and how you position them relative to your sound source is up to you, and those aspects may well have the greatest influence on the quality of your recordings.

Boswell Fri, 11/16/2012 - 09:38

Gpp, post: 396271 wrote: Thank you. One more question:
I have bought a Shure A27M Stereo Stand Adapter for Pair of Microphones. Would you please suggest me a shock mount model for it that allows me to record in ORTF or XY mode? I have two Sennheiser k6 mics.
Thank you!

Well, you can go all the way from the WindTech SP-20 up to the Schoeps A22S. What is your budget? Google is your friend.