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Apex 205 test recording

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6 years 8 months
[MEDIA=soundcloud]doctor-fuse/apex-205-ribbon-microphone-test-bach-prelude[/MEDIA]Just tested my Apex 205 ribbon mic. The only mod I performed was the basic one, of removing the inner wind shields.

Not much detail or air, but it has a nice, warm-ish sound. Recorded about 4 feet away from the f-holes, in my shoebox living room - no acoustical treatment. How much improvement from upgrading the transformer?

AT3035 vs Apex 460

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21 years 3 months
I have an AT3035. .but have heard that the Apex 460 is amazing and identical to the Telefunken M16 which is an over 100 dollar mic. .for only around 300 dollars I am giving serious consideration to purchasing this mic, but if the AT3035 is somehow better than a microphone identical to a 100 dollar one then I won't bother.

please take this Mapex Black Panther snare (drumagog)

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16 years 10 months
...in gog format for all you drumagog users. All hard hits from a new brass Mapex Black Panther 14X5.5. It's a medium tuning (med on top, low on bottom for a that nice little pitch bump that sits nice in the mix). This should fit in the mix with little to no EQ or compression. Let me know what you think.

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apex 460 upgrade advice

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21 years 3 months
Hello,
I have a pair of apex 460's that I'm going to upgrade with Dave Thomas. I'm trying to figure out which option to choose to complement my current collection. He offers three verieties, 1. capsule simalar to u87/u67/m239. 2. capsule similar to c12/elam 251. 3. capsule similar to u47. I mostly record hard rock/heavy metal and am looking to use the modded apex 460's as overheads, vocals, acustics, and room mics. I'm looking for brightness without sounding empty. Detail without harshness.

Apex 460 and Telefunken M16. The Same mic?

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18 years 6 months
I saw this over at another forum I frequent. Check it out. Identical parts, etc. The Tele is a $1399 mic, and the Apex is a $229 mic.


PS - Dan Richards does not sell these Apex OR Tele mics at his store (I tried to get the Apex from him).

I'm gonna try one for kicks and grins. Any input on this?

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Apex 435 vs Studio Projects B1

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21 years 3 months
Hey, I'm looking into picking up a condenser mic for recording vocals and acoustic guitar. I'm thinking the cheaper the better, but if there is a big difference between two models for a relatively small difference in price then I'll consider shelling out a bit of extra cash. The two models I have been looking at lately have been the Apex 435 and the Studio Projects B1. I've heard some recordings with the B1 and have been impressed with how they sounded. I have yet to hear the 435 though. I've found the 435 for $70 Canadian and the B1 for $120.

MIxer Settings To Get The Best Out Of An Apex 420

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21 years 3 months
Hi? I have a serious ? I'm new to the music scene and I'm having trouble getting my vocals and others to sound. . well like a normal voice should. I'm using a Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro mixer, its preamping my Apex 420 mic. The ? i have is wut are some good mixer eq's or settings to get a good tone, I run the Apex through the Mackie's channel 1 preamp, should i leave the hi, mid, and low eq's set to normal or adjust higher? should I adjust the mic trim? should I mess wit the channels gain fo the mic? and should I mess wit the overall mixer's volume as well? I know dis sounds like a newbie ?
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