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Milab Mics

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I picked up a ccouple of Milabs VM-44s on a hunch (for a price I couldn't refuse). I've heard of them, but never met anyone who's used them. They're small diaphragm interchangable capsule condensers. I have the cardiods.

Anyone play with them?

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-dave

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dpaton Sun, 03/02/2003 - 07:06
They're my new favorite OH mic, as well as extremely workable on acoustic guitar. Compared to my MC012s, they're smoother on the top end, making cymbals (especially cheap ones) sound a lot less grating to my ears, without losing any detail. They remind me some of KM84s in that regard, but I didn't pay nearly that much :D

On acoustic guitar, I think they'll be gems. I tried out a single acoustic yesterday (Seagull S-6, nice guitar. Minimal finish so it has a very rich sound). It was easy to get the normal pointed-at-the-top-of-the-guitar sound by pointing the mic in the general direction of the instrument form just about anywhere, but with a little care in placement I got a wonderfully balanced sound out of a single mic. I added an MXL V67b a few feet away to capture a little bit of the room sound and add some LD character, but it's probably going to get dropped in the final mix.

The short answer: I love 'em. My MC012s have been relegated to rental status and gee-I-need-a-SD-condenser-and-I'm-all-out-of-awesome-ones moments ;)

Now if I could only find someone who stocks the omni capsules in the US....

-dave

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