AKG C3000B or SHURE KSM27?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Salmacis, May 4, 2004.

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  1. Salmacis

    Salmacis Guest

    Hi everybody.

    I´m from Argentina and here everything is 6 times expensive than, for say, EEUU. so I´m very worried about making the wrong decision....that´s because I can´t listen the mics before buying them (yes, believe it!).

    Can anybody help me?

    My idea for recording vocals is to use the C3000B or the KSM27 through the MIC100 preamp from Behringer....US$500 for the pack..used stuff... Is this good? Are better options for that range of $$?

    Thank you all.
  2. ShellTones

    ShellTones Guest

    I have only heard the C3000B through a Mackie board and thought it sounded harsh. I wouldn't buy one. I've heard decent things about the KSM 27 and great things about the AT 4040.
  3. slicraider

    slicraider Guest

    I agree that the AKG sounds harsh. I would go with the Shure. I would also look for a much better mic pre than a behringer. You would be amazed how much better the mic will sound then.
  4. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    why dont you checkout the Studio Projects T-3 For around 500$ USD I think you'll like it.Read some reviews on it
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Yep, as others have said. I'd choose the Shure over the AKG in this case.
  6. sneak

    sneak Active Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    The C3000B has very much presence, for vocals I only used it with a male vocalist with very much lows in his voice.
    Now I use that mic only for distant micing, or with a source that is very mud sounding. If you want to clear things up, the C3000B is a perfect mic.
  7. Mario-C.

    Mario-C. Active Member

    Nov 17, 2002
    Mexico City
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    my vote goes to the shure
  8. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    What type of music are you recording?
  9. Salmacis

    Salmacis Guest

    I´m very happy with all the help I received. This is very very heplful.

    Well , you wouldn´t believe that only the 0,1% of the mic preamp that you have there can be bought here...and the price IS 6 times higher...the only affordable pre are the minidbx and the minibehringer....

    ok, the akg is out of the ecuation. Ksm..or AT 4040? is the 4055 any good?

    For Mike: Rock music - The singer (me) has a voice like Peter Gabriel ...sort of.

    Thank you all!
  10. captaininvisible

    captaininvisible Active Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    You mean the AT4050, don't you?

    The 4055 is probably a shotgun mic ,or something (I could look it up on their website, I suppose :roll: ).
  11. Salmacis

    Salmacis Guest

    yes, the 4050, sorry.
  12. captaininvisible

    captaininvisible Active Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    Ah! I've heard good things about the 4050 :D

    Unfortunately I've never gotten to try one :(

    Never heard much good said about the C3000B though (btw, if you're looking for a multi pattern FET LDC condenser it's the C4000 that fills that niche in the AKG range). :wink:

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