Skip to main content

What's in your mic cabinet?

let's see how many forum member will list...

i'll start:

2 sm81
2 sm57
1 sm58
1 e906
2 D2
1 D112


MadMax Fri, 11/10/2006 - 18:30

Snagged an RCA 44B, great cosmetic shape, unknown working condition, with what appears to the original 2 conductor (button) connector/cable for under $270!!!

Man, am I one HAPPY fella!!!

Gonna' look up how to re-wire for XLR and balance the thing... if it looks like too much of a PITA to get working, it'll still probably worth it to send to Wes at AEA isn't it?

Been searching for one of these dudes' for like 3 years... that I could afford. WOW!!!

Any ball park idea what Wes charges to completely refurb a 44B?


Scoobie Fri, 11/10/2006 - 20:37
Hey MadMax..........
Where I rent equipment. They get new ribbon put in mic's at..........................................
Talking Dog Transducer Company, He performs Mods on Pre's and Ribbon mic's. I would hate to say what I thought it would cost. It's not cheap, I'm sure you no. I can find out more info if needed.

I got the use of a AEA R44C for the next 5 days!!!!!! SWEET
Along with a A-Designs MP-1 . Also a Buzz ARC1.1 that I'm going to try.
Going to Nastyville to pick them up Saturday.


Pro Audio Guest Mon, 11/20/2006 - 17:25
Mic locker!

Heres what I have
1 Beyer m500
1 Beyer m260
1 Beyer m160
2 Beyer m201's
1 gefell m930
3 sennheiser md421's
2 shure sm57's
1 shure sm58
1 electro voice re-20
3 audio technica at4033's
1 electro voice vocal mic
1 shure ksm44
1 audix d6
next mic is a peluso p12 tube multi pattern mic
still need some small condensers
and more multipattern mics
getting there?

drumist69 Sat, 03/03/2007 - 05:12
OK, my low-end mic locker...

SM57 (2)
AT2020 (2)
MXL 603 (2)
MXL 2001 (2)
CAD (can't remember the model, some "stage condensor" vocal mic, x2)
and a pair of Naiant Studios small omni condensors in route

In the near future, an AT4050 or something like it, and an MD421...time to start getting some big boy toys.

Pro Audio Guest Sat, 03/03/2007 - 11:18
Just a suggestion: could we also include what we tend to record - I think that would make this thread even more useful... :)

As for me, I work with about 40% classical, 30% jazz, 30% rock... I have included my most common usage - I'd love to have suggestions for uses I don't have listed!

AKG C414TLII x2: vox, overheads, stereo
AT 8533 x3 (clip-on mic): horns, toms
AT 4049 x2: stereo
AT 4051 x2: stereo
3035: ?
Earthworks QTC-1 (omnis, matched pair): stereo
Earthworks SRO (omni): center mic in Decca tree
Earthworks SR71 x2: stereo, guitar amps
Beyer M500N: piano spot mic
EV RE20: kick
Crown PZM6D: inside piano lid (closed)
Neumann U87 x2 (from the 70's): solo vox, choirs
Neumann SM69 (from the 70's also - stereo mic): stereo, choirs
Neumann KM84: acoustic guitar, strings
Neumann KM184: acoustic guitar, strings
Shure SM58 x4: live solo vocal
Shure SM57 x2: anything!
Shure BETA 87 (wireless): live lead vocal
Shure BETA 52: kick
Shure BETA 56: toms, snare, trombone

Simmosonic Sat, 03/03/2007 - 20:36
The mics I regularly use (a combination of mine and my recording buddy):

2 x DPA 4006TL transformerless omnis (stereo kit)
2 x DPA 4015 wide cardioids (stereo kit)
2 x DPA 4023 cardioids (stereo kit)
3 x Schoeps CCM4Lg cardioids (a matched pair and another)
3 x Schoeps CCM8Lg bidirectionals (a matched pair and another)
1 x Royer SF24 active stereo ribbon microphone

We record acoustic music and find the mics listed above to be very good for this application.

Barkingdogstudios Mon, 03/05/2007 - 10:08
(2) SHURE KSM-44
(2) AKG C414 B-ULS
(2) AKG c 451 b
(1) Neumann U87ai
(1) AKG D12e (go-to kick mic)
(4) SHURE SM57
(1) SHURE SM7b
(1) KEL HM-1
(3) Sennheiser 421
(1) AKG Solidtube
(1) EV RE-20
(1) Audio Technica ATM31a
(2) Crown PZM 30D
(1) Audix D6
(1) AKG D112
(1) SHURE Beta 58
(4) SHURE SM58

I know these aren't mics but they are essential to the capture ....
(2) Radial JDI Direct
(1) Radial J48
(1) Countryman DI

Want list :
- 2nd U87
- Royer 121 or good ribbons

Cucco Mon, 03/05/2007 - 10:34's an old, but revived thread. I'll kick in for giggles here.

Some of the mics are a friend's but I have ready access to any of them.


CMC 6 (6 bodies)
MK2s (2 caps)
MK4 (2 caps)
MK 21 (2 caps)


M296 (2)
M930 (2)

TLM 193 (2)
KM184 (2)
TLM 103

C391B (2 - both with omni caps)


M130 (2)


4040 (2)


M1290 (omni)(2)
SCX-25 (2)
SCX-1 (2)
OM2 - (2)

SM57 (3)
SM58 (1)
KSM141 (2)

Here are some mics that are on my short list:

More KSM141s
Earthworks QTC30
1 more full round of Schoeps (a tad expensive, so I'll put this at the bottom of the list)
2 more 193s
MBHO mics (just a few)
many...many...many more.

Of course, the above list is primarily geared towards classical and some jazz.

Cheers -


Pro Audio Guest Thu, 03/15/2007 - 15:13
Almost exclusively doing classical location recordings here...

1 x Sennheiser MKH 80
1 x Sennheiser MKH 50
2 x Neumann KM 131
1 x Neumann KM 140
1 x Neumann KM 184
2 x Beyerdynamic MC 803
1 x Beyerdynamic MC 805
2 x Beyerdynamic MC 723
1 x Beyerdynamic MC 716 (shotgun)
2 x AKG C 460 (modified by Jim Williams) / CK 62 ULS DF
2 x AKG C 480 / CK 61 with nice extension tubes for the capsules...
2 x AKG C 460 / CK 63
2 x AKG C 414 (1 EB P48, 1 B-ULS)
2 x AKG C 414 B-TL (not TL II), matched pair, custom-fitted with new caps...
2 x AKG C 451 / CK 3
1 x MBHO MBC 410
1 x MXL V77 (my sole tube mic... Not bad...)
1 x MXL 2003
2 x BPM CR-4 N

The rest is not used in recordings, but available for PA purposes or whatever...
2 x Beyer M 201
1 x Shure SM57
1 x Shure SM 94
1 x Beyerdynamic M300
3 x BPM CR-79
1 x MXL 2001

Pro Audio Guest Sat, 03/17/2007 - 08:52
Wow, I don't think I saw any Peluso or Charter Oak mics listed here? I hope I didn't make the wrong purchase. :(

Here's my list so far...

Peluso 2247LE (just got it!)
Charter Oak S600 Stereo Pair (just got it!)
Audix D6
Audix D4
Audix D2 x3
Audix I5
AKG D112
Shure SM57 x5
Rode NT2
Oktava MC-012 x3

Next Purchases - Josephson e22, re20, md421


Big_D Wed, 04/04/2007 - 20:39
How did I miss this thread?

Nuttin Fancy here, just some Studio standards and a few budget mics that perform well


Audio Technica:

Electro Voice:





1-520DX (Early 60's Green Bullet, not the new one)

That's all I'll ever want so I'm done buying mic's, YEAH RIGHT !!!!! :lol: