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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


Pro Audio Guest Tue, 11/27/2007 - 09:14
Ok I'll spill; it's only taking me 29 years to assemble this collection, I hope to add to it when my ship comes in or my kid gets out of law school.

1) Shure 520 SLB low z "green bullet" vintage
1) Shure 55 SWG vintage with some interesting history behind it.
5) Shure 548 SD low z
1) Beyer M500 ribbon
3) Sennheiser 835
2) SM58
2) AKG Lapels condenser
1) EV Lapel condensor
2) Rode NT1A
2) Handmade old school carbon telephone mics with self contained battery box
2) Nady condensors that I got for the kids
and several various old school battery in the handle electret mics

BDFitz Thu, 02/21/2008 - 19:24
2 dozen under 6 grand total

(1) Cascade “Elroy” Vacuum Tube
(2) Cascade v55 Tube Lg diaphragm
(1) Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon Mic
(1) Neumann TLM 103 Lg diaphragm
(1) AKG 414 B-ULS Lg diaphragm (mod by M.Williams)
(2) Rode NTK Tube Lg diaphragm
(1) Royer R-121 Ribbon mic
(2) Oktava MC012 Condenser
(1) AT 4041 Condenser
(1) AT M63 Dynamic Instr.
(3) Sennheiser e835 Dynamic
(1) Sennheiser 421 Dynamic
(1) Shure SM62 Dynamic
(1) Shure SM57 Dynamic
(1) Shure Beta 58A Dynamic
(1) AKG D112 Dynamic
(3) Sennheiser e604 Hypercardioid

Pro Audio Guest Tue, 02/26/2008 - 01:25
Shure SM57 x2
Audix I5 x2
Sennheiser e609 x1
AKG D112 x1
Sennheiser MD421 x2
Audio Technica ATM25 x1

M Audio Sputnik x2
Audio Technica AT4040 x2
Audio Technica AT4050 x1
AKG C414B-ULS x1
Sterling Audio ST44 x2
Sterling Audio ST31 x1
Groove Tubes Convertible x1
Kel Audio HM1 x1
Kel Audio HM2D x1

Cascade Audio Fatheads w/ Lundahl upgrade x2

Cucco Sat, 11/22/2008 - 10:36's been a while on this one -

I've added a few mics since my last post on here:

Mojave MA-100 stereo pair (I actually got a prototype of the stereo power supply before it was available!) These things are friggin amazing!!!!!

Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair - Loving these. If I use these as mains (say, ORTF) I have to avoid using the MA-100s as omni flanks or it gets so warm and fluffy, I feel like I'm wearing a down jacket in summer in Texas...

AEA R88 - if you've never heard a mic that just SOUNDS BIG, try the R88. Damn!

I'm sure there's others that I haven't mentioned...but those are the important ones.


MadMax Sat, 11/22/2008 - 21:42
I'm following you around today Cucco... :)

Been awhile since I updated my list too.

I agree on the AEA ribbons. Wes has a killer line of mic's. I had a tough choice between the R84 and the R88. I LOVE the R84. Amazing sound! But I'm still lusting for an R88. I grabbed the R84 after talking with Wes (nice guy, BTW) about needing a great acoustic AND electric guitar mic. The RCA-44 does a fine job, but it's another brush in the pallet that I felt I really needed for the many different types of acoustic guitars that I track.

The Peluso P47's are just plain kick ass. Amazing clarity and frequency response. The detail is stellar! The adjustable polar patterns are very precise and oh so useful.

Based upon the quality of the P47's (matched pair) I ordered a matched pair of the P12's. I haven't had a chance to try em out yet, though. This dang studio build is taking all my time, but if they are anything like the P47's... you'd be hard pressed to not wanna put a pair of em' in the mic locker! (I'll update again once I get a chance to break these bad boys out.)

There is one mic I'm still debating on getting... a Beta 98. I think it would really enhance the bottom end of a kick when matched up with the D12.

Anyway, here's the updated list;
2 - Peluso P12 (C12) Matched Pair
2 - Peluso P47 (U47) Matched Pair
1 - AEA R84 Ribbon
1 - Royer SF12 Bleumline Stereo
1 - Neuman TLM103
1 - RCA 44
1 - AKG D12e
2 - Rode NT2
1 - Audix D6
2 - Audio Technica AT 4033
1 - Audio Technica ATM35
2 - Beyer M101
1 - Beyer M110
3 - Sennheiser MD421
2 - Sennheiser E835
2 - AKG C414ULS
3 - AKG 416
2 - AKG C3000
2 - AKG C1000
2 - AKG D112
2 - Shure SM58
6 - Shure SM57
1 - Shure Beta Beta 87A

Pro Audio Guest Wed, 01/21/2009 - 06:18
Gefell UMT70S
Beyerdynamic M160
Gefell M300
Gefell M930
AKG C480 B-uls omni, hyper and card
AKG C414 B-uls
Sennheiser 441 x3
Shure SM57

Neumann U87
Neumann 49
Bang and Olufsen BM4 ribbon
AKG c535
Rode K-2
Beyerdynamic M88
Sennheiser 421
AEA R84 ribbon
Shure SM7b
Beyerdynamic m201
Electro Voice RE20

Link555 Wed, 01/21/2009 - 06:25
Added a U87ai to the closet...

Earthworks QTC50 Matched pair (2)
Apex 460 (2-New Diaphragms and XFMR's plus a few Caps)
RODE NT2 (1-Changed the Diagram)
AKG C1000 (2)
AKG C3000 (2- I removed the foam liners)
AKG D112 (1)
AKG D95 (1)
AKG 3700 (1)
AT ATM25 (1)
Univox C40 (1)
Apex 125 (3)
Shure SM57 (2)
Shure SM58 (1)

dvdhawk Wed, 01/21/2009 - 20:57
Nothing too fancy in the mic cases yet. We have to get this blasted studio built first - studio design suggestions welcomed.

(Dead Link Removed)

Current Collection
2 - AKG C414 XLS*
4 - AKG C451B*
4 - AKG C3000B
3 - AKG C1000S*
2 - AKG C418
3 - AKG D112*
1 - AKG D12e
1 - AKG C411 PP
2 - AKG C430
3 - AKG D3600
1 - AKG D3400
2 - AKG D190e
1 - A-T PRO37
1 - Blue KickBall
2 - Crown PZM-30D
2 - EV RE635
1 - Neumann TLM 193*
1 - Rode NT 1
2 - Rode NT 4
2 - Rode NT 5
4 - Sennheiser e604
1 - Sennheiser e609
1 - Sennheiser e906
1 - Sennheiser E602 II
2 - Sennheiser MD441**
1 - Shure Beta52A
1 - Shure SM59
4 - Shure SM58
3 - Shure SM57*
1 - Shure SM56
1 - Studio Projects C1

* friend adds one of these from his collection for bigger projects

Wish List
1 - AEA R88
1 - AKG C12VR
2 - Cascade FatHead II
1 - Earthworks DK50/R
2 - Earthworks QTC30
2 - Neumann KM184D
1 - Neumann TLM103
1 - Neumann U87