If you choose to mention brand names, that's okay, but I'm not here to ask what kind of mic I should buy.
1-What does one typically use an LDC for? What about an SDC? And why?
I'm looking to buy a pair of SDC's for location recording of classic vocal groups and ensembles.
So far I've tried the RØDE NT5's and JZ BT201's. From my experience of these I would say the NT'5s are more suited to classical recordings as the have a much higher output and lower signal to noise ratio. Also, whilst the JZ BT201's are very nice sounding mics and have a little more "air" to their sound they lack the depth and low frequencies that the Rode's pick up.
I'll be getting a pair of good small diaphragm condensers, here in a couple months.
Would like those of you with experience with these mics to describe how there character in sound.
They'll be used as overheads to track drums for all genres, and they'll be my main SDC's
- RØDE NT55
- Shure SM81
- Sennheiser e614
- Sennheiser e914
- Shure KSM137
- Shure KSM141
- AKG C451
Steel > KM84
Nylon? > KM184
I recently aquired a new companies' SDC mic. This is a 3Zigma CHI system mic. It is part of the ADK mic family. I think. I'm not sure the direct relationship but I did get this mic through Larry @ADK as a part of a repair on my matched set of SC-T's. Suffice to say, they took VERY good care of me on this.