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Recording.org user's master Microphone list

This is a list based on http://recording.org/pro-recording-forum/28744-whats-in-your-mic-cabinet.html topic (as of May 10th, 2007) of all the replies I could make out. I put the model numbers in EXACTLY as the posts read, so there may be duplicates and I'm sure I missed a couple. I had lots of questions about MIC choices, and this helped me put a picture together. Perhaps it'll help some of you. Here goes:

Format is
Brand
---
model QTY


AEA
---
R84 1

AUDIO TECHNICA
---
813 2
815 1
825 1
8533 3
4033 14
4040 3
4041 2
4047 3
4049 2
4050 4
4051 2
2020 3
C1000 2
3035 1
3060 1
3090 1
AT822 1
ATM25 10
ATM31A 1
ATM33A 1
ATM41 1
ATM61HE 2
ATM63 1
ATR35A 1
PRO35 1
815A 1

ADK
---
VIENNA 1
SC-T 2
A-51IV 2
SC1 2

AKG
---
391B 2
414 2
414EB 2
541 2
451 2
451EB 3
480 1
C12 1
C300 1
C414 2
C414B-XLS 4
C414B-ULS 13
C414EB-P48 1
C414B-TL 2
C414TLII 1
C414ULS 2
C451 2
C451B 6
C460 4
C480 4
C535 5
D416 4
D112 10
D190E 1
D10 1
D1000C 1
D12 2
D12E 1
D202 1
C3000 2
C3000B 1
C1000 2
C1000S 2
SOLIDTUBE 1

ALTEC
---
1656G 1

APEX
---
210 RIBBON 1
415 1
460 1

AUDIX
---
7A 1
D1 2
D2 6
D4 3
D5 1
D6 8
I5 5
M1290 2
SCX-1 2
TR40 1
OM2 2
OM5 1
OM6 2

B&K
---
4007 2

BANG & OLUF
---
BM4 1

BEHRINGER
---
B5 2
ECM8000 9

BEYER
---
M101 3
M130 7
M160 3
M201 10
M260 1
M300 1
M810 2
M88 2
M99 2
M69 3
M160 7
M500 4
M500N 1
MC803 2
MC805 1
MC723 2
MC716 1
OPUS83 2
SOUNDSTAR MK2 1
TG-X50 1

BLUE
---
KIWI 1
BALL 2
8 BALL 1
KICKBALL 1

BPM
---
CR-4N 2
CR-79 3

CAD
---
1-M9 1
NDM11 2
NDM10 4

CASCADE
---
FATHEAD 2

CHAPMAN
---
LDC 1

CHARTER OAK
---
S600 2

CROWN
---
CM700 3
PZM 1
PZM6D 1
PZM 30D 6
PZM185 2
LAVALIER PZM 1

DYNACORD
---
DD500 1

DPA
---
4006TL 2
4015 2
4023 2

EARTHWORKS
---
QTC1 2
QTC40 2
SRO I
SR71 2
TC40K 2
TC-20 2
TC-25 2

EV
---
635 1
636 1
666 1
457 3
CARDYNE 1
N/D257A 1
RE-10 1
RE-16 2
RE-11 2
RE-20 14
RE-27 2
RE-38 1
RE-200 2

GEFELL
---
UTM70S 2
M296 2
M930 2
M300 XY&ORTF 2
M930 XY&ORTF 3

GENRAD
---
½”OMNI 4
1” OMNI 3

GROOVE TUBE
---
SC5 1
SC3 1
GT55 2

KEL
---
HM1 5

MANN
---
MT31 1

MB
---
MBC410 1
MBC550 1
MBC648 1
PMB660 1
PMB680 1

MOJAVI
---
MA-200 1

MXL
---
V63 2
V67M 1
V69ME 1
V77 1
990 7
991 3
2001 5
2003 1
MXL603 3

NADY
---
RSM2 2
SCM900 2
TCM1100

NAKAMICHI
---
CM300 1


Neumann
---
TLM103 9
TLM105 2
TLM193 2
TLM1060 1
TLM49 1
U47 1
U49 2
U67 5
KM56 1
KM84 5
KM131 2
KM140 1
KM184 4
M147 1
U87 8
U87AI 2
U89 1
KM86 2
SM69 1

OCTAVA
---
MC-012 5
MK012 I
MK219 2
MK319 1

PELUSO
---
2247LE 1
R14 2
22-251 3

RADIO SHAFT
---
PCM 6

RAT SHACK
---
V1 1
V2 1

RCA
---
44 1
44B 1
77DX 2

RODE
---
K2 4
NT1 1
NT1A 3
NT2 4
NT2A 1
NT3 2
NT4 1
NT5 16
NTK 2

ROYER
---
R-121 5
SF12 2
SF24 1

SAMSON
---
CO2 2
CL8 1

SCHOEPS
---
CMC 6 6
CCM4LG 3
CCM8LG 3
MK2S 2
MK4 2
MK21 2

SE ELECTRONICS
---
Z5600A 1

SENNHEISER
---
421 9
421 II 3
441 2
AEA R84 1
MD409 2
MD421 20
MD441 4
MD504 1
MD515 1
ME88 1
MKE 1
MKE2 2
MKH20 2
MKH40 1
MKH50 1
MKH80 1
E604 25
E602 2
E609 6
E635 1
E835 1
E901 2
E904 1
E905 1
E906 1
E914 1

SHURE
---
300 RIBBON 1
444T 1
55 1
520DX 1
606 1
9813 2
565SD 1
KSM32 2
KSM 44 5
KSM141 2
SM58 47
SM62 1
SM57 118
SM7 3
SM7B 4
SM81 17
SM87A 2
SM89 1
SM94 3
SM98 1
BETA57 1
BETA58 10
BETA52 7
BETA52A 1
BETA56 1
BETA87A 4
BETA87 1
BETA91 2
BETA98 D/S 2
BETABG6.1 2
BETABG3.1 2
BETABG3.0 1
BETABG2.1 1
GREENBULLET 1
PE50 2
PE548 2
PG52 1
PG81 2
PG56 3
UNIDYNE 3
UNIDYNE3 2
VP88 1

SONY
---
ECM77 2
ECM50 4
ECM66 4
ECM99 1
ECM-DS70P 1
SHOTGUN 1

SOUNDELUX
---
IFET7 1
U-195 2

STAGG
---
MC07W 1

STEDMAN
---
N90 2

STUDIO PROJECTS
---
B3 1
B1 1

SUPERSCOPE
---
ECM-1 3

SUPERLUX
---
CM-H8D 1


TEAC 2

TONSIL
---
MDU 1

TRAM
---
TR-5 2

YAMAHA
---
SUBKICK 1

NOT SURE WHAT BRAND
---
SP B3 1
SP B1 2

Comments

Seedlings Fri, 05/11/2007 - 06:23
I see now. I didn't correlate "SP" with Studio Projects. I just thought it was part of the model number....

I did save the file, but I'm not going to keep it updated or anything. I just wanted an idea of some of the more popular models, plus I wanted to see how well used some of the MICS I'd been considering are.


CHAD

BobRogers Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:16
Actually, since he has been looking for mics in the medium price range, he didn't do too badly. Here are the mics with over 10 hits

AT 4033
AT ATM25
AKG C414B-ULS
AKG D112
Beyer M201
EV RE-20
Rode NT-5
Sennheiser MD421
Sennheiser E602
Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Shure SM81
Shure Beta58

Not exactly a bad list.

BobRogers Fri, 05/11/2007 - 12:47
As I understand it, he looked at all the mics listed in the mic closet sticky. As you say, that means everyone who frequents the board, but it seems to have worked for his purposes. My guess is that at the low price range and high price range things are all over the map. In the mid range the popular mics really are pretty darn good if not necessarily the best.

Seedlings Fri, 05/11/2007 - 14:09
I wanted a list for me personally of which mics are out there in studios. This is a list of mics from RO users writing in to say what was in their mic locker. It has absolutely nothing to do with quality, only quantaty. Nothing to do with how often they are used, just that they have been acquired by a studio.

CHAD
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