Addition to mic cabinet. Please dont kill me!

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Sidhu, May 22, 2008.

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  1. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New Delhi, India
    What is available to me :

    2 x M-Audio Solaris (main vocal mic)
    2 x Octava 012 (Cardiod, matched pair from the sound room)
    1 x Rode NT1A
    2 x AKG 451, CK1
    3 x AKG C518 clips
    1 x AKG D5
    1 x AKG C5
    1 x AKG C747
    1 x Sennheiser e602
    3 x Shure SM57
    1 x Shure Beta58
    1 x Shure Beta57
    1 x Shure Beta52
    1 x Behringer B2
    1 x Behringer ECM8000 (measurement mic)

    Getting myself a good pre next month, Sebatron or a Summit. Looking for a mic that can help tame guitars and vocals (don't find the best of them around). Looking at getting myself a cascade ribbon microphone. The fathead.

    Also looking at the Audix d2, loved the whoooommmmpppphhhhh! on the snare!

    Kindly advise. thanks a ton!

  2. danbronson

    danbronson Guest

    I agree a nice ribbon would round things out. I don't have any experience with the fathead. How much are you willing to spend? I really want to try a Crowley & Tripp Naked Eye. I may pick up the classic down the line (I'm a sucker for a beautiful mic too...).

    I should try my D2 on snare, so far I'm very happy with my transformerless SM57 though.
  3. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New Delhi, India
    Not too much.... :( Bout as much as the cascade is for...
  4. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Consider yourself not killed.
  5. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New Delhi, India
    Cheers mate!! Too paranoid bout posting another mic/preamp thread!

  6. The most irksome thing to me about these threads is when they're prefaced by "Yet Another..." in the title.

    I can't put on my finger on just why, but it's infinitely more irritating to me than a poster wanting honest, gear-specific advice.
  7. Weasel9992

    Weasel9992 Guest

    I have a stereo pair of Fat Head II's and I love them...use them for amps, OH's and acoustic guitars mostly. They have all the midrange and low mid beef that a ribbon should have with a nice, smooth top end. They're not as detailed as the Royer 121 of course, but if you do the Lundahl upgrade that'll get you a lot closer. Then again, they're like $400 for a matched pair vs. $1,300 for a single 121.

  8. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    I posted some clips of the Fat Head here. I have found it very useful. It's dark - rolls off the top end. But the roll off is smooth and the bottom end is very nice. Worth considering. Heck, the Blumlien bar and shock mounts are worth about half the price of the stereo pair.

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