In the videos I have been producing, we've listened to a number of microphones and how they respond to voice and instruments, but for completeness, we'd not heard them on voices. I'd been working on a little job where I'm creating a stage track for a person I've worked with for years and I always send him the stems, and a guide vocal. He then replaces that with his voice, and does another of just the track which he uses live with a real voice and the tracks. I thought it an opportunity to put out an array of mics and record my vocals on the different mics.
Why would I want a "medium" size diaphragm mic capsule ? Seriously ! What are the pros ? Anyone who has experience with the Oktava 103 capsule ? I'd love to hear input !
Thanks and as always, MPBWY ! :)
I just got my matched cardioid pair ! I haven't done any serious work with them yet. I did however, do a quik setup and record to tape of my acoustic guitar. I did use them as a spaced pair. I bought these specifically for recording my acoustic guitar. These are some extremely sensitive mics. Wow. I'm thinking that the 10db pad may be required for close mic of guitar and I will obviously be spending some time getting my placement and gain staging just right.
I was thinking about getting a pair of Oktava Mk 012
My main interest is to use it live for recording the sound of some dancers and and some instrument (horn+flute), so the room is very important for me.
A totally different alternative would be the AKG Perception 420, that is very sensitive (i need that), but i'm afraid of the feedback during the live.
I also do some field recording, so I was thinking to use the Oktava also for this purpose, while the AKG is not the the best option for that.
Has anyone sent their mics in to Oktavamod? I'm thinking about purchasing their upgrade to my old MXL and Oktavamod condensers, as they get no use in my studio.
I would appreciate hearing about anyone's experiences with them.
Can anyone tell me if these mics sound anything like the RODE NT5s? I have a set of the RODE but came across a set of the Oktava 's for a good price and am kicking around getting them, though I really don't 'need' them...particularly if they're going to sound close to what I already have.
I mainly use my SDC for acoustic guitar.
Does anyone here know where I can pick up a matched pair of "real" Oktava MK-012's for less than $400? I've heard a lot of great things about these mic's. I'll be using them as overheads.
Also, if I'm using them primarily as overheads (cymbals and toms) should I get a pair of Omni's or Cardiod's?
I'm looking into getting a new modded MK-319 mainly for vocals, and I'm wondering what people have to say about them or if anyone here has a song I could listen to in which the singer uses one of these.
Any recommendations would be helpful!