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How to choose a DIY microphone from microphone-parts.com (MicParts)

I've been ask a few times lately about what model would be the best to order from MicParts. So in this video I test 3 mics, the T47, T12 and S87

At 2 min, I made a mistake and mention the U87 but it's in fact the U47 ;)

https://microphone-parts.com/

Let me know what you think !

Comments

pcrecord Mon, 08/17/2020 - 05:18

kmetal, post: 465243, member: 37533 wrote: Interesting vid. My only complaint is that the mic capsules are spaced out a bit, which makes me feel like im hearing the mic position as well as different mic. I feel like they could have been arrayed so the capsules were closer. I liked the t12 on acoustic guitar.

Good point, it might have made a slight difference on vocal, but know that I've turned them so they are pointing to my mouth.
On the other and I doubt it made a difference as room mic.
But I'll try to put them closer next time.. thanks for the comment.

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Boswell Mon, 08/17/2020 - 06:35

Nice video, Marco.

I think perhaps you should have mentioned what the recording chain was, as the make-up of that can often make a greater difference than that heard between different high-quality microphones. This is particularly important when it comes to whether the pre-amps that people would use have a transformer-input configuration or not. I assume you were using your ISA428 for capturing the microphones in this video.

pcrecord Mon, 08/17/2020 - 07:14

Boswell, post: 465247, member: 29034 wrote: Nice video, Marco.

I think perhaps you should have mentioned what the recording chain was, as the make-up of that can often make a greater difference than that heard between different high-quality microphones. This is particularly important when it comes to whether the pre-amps that people would use have a transformer-input configuration or not. I assume you were using your ISA428 for capturing the microphones in this video.

True, I forgot to do so..
At least I'm going to add the info in the description of the video.. Thanks !

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