a brief shootout: sm57, md421, i5

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by rockstardave, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

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    very unscientific, but i did get all mics as close to coincident as reasonably possible. signal chain:

    mic -> onyx 1640 -> firewire -> tracktion -> normalized -> .aiff file

    Acoustic Guitar: one is an SM57, the other is an MD421mkII
    http://www.rockstardave.com/per/dynamics/gtr_1.aiff
    http://www.rockstardave.com/per/dynamics/gtr_2.aiff

    Hand Percussion: i5, SM57, MD421:
    http://www.rockstardave.com/per/dynamics/hand_1.aiff
    http://www.rockstardave.com/per/dynamics/hand_2.aiff
    http://www.rockstardave.com/per/dynamics/hand_3.aiff

    Tell me which you think is which, and why you like it. Then I will tell you which is actually which.

    -dave
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    Okay, I'll play.

    Guitar is 57 and then Senn.

    Hand drums is 421, i5 and the 57.

    Of course its just a guess.

    Lets say it like this. The second mic on the guitar is the same mic as the first hand drum mic and the first guitar mic is the same as the last handdrum mic.
     
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    so, whuts up with the 'no answer'???
     
  4. GentleG

    GentleG Guest

    my guess:

    gtr_1 = 421
    gtr_2 = 57
     
  5. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

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    gtr1 = md421
    gtr2 = sm57

    hand1 = md421
    hand2 = sm57
    hand3 = i5
     
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    That 421 definitely has some big balls compared to the 57. I'm actually quite surprised at how good the i5 sounded, though on the hand drum they were all fairly similar. On these crappy computer monitors anyway.
     
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    Well I obviously need to replace my computer monitors. :twisted:
     

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