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Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Newatthis, Jun 21, 2003.

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  1. Newatthis

    Newatthis Guest

    Hello, anyone want to comment about these mic's? I'm looking to get and use a pair for distant classical or jazz stereo recording>Thanks in advance.
  2. markk

    markk Guest

    Fantastic mic.
  3. Newatthis

    Newatthis Guest

    Would these work well for live recording of Accoustic grand piano and distant choral/ orchestral type recording? :eek:
  4. Chae Ham

    Chae Ham Active Member

    May 14, 2003
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    I'm assuming you're referring to the 414-TLII right? If that's the case then I would second the "fantastic" by markk.
    A great comparison would be to say that the 414's are like the sm57's of the high end--they're extremely versatile, and sound great on a variety of sources.
    Although I like both the 414ULS and the 414TLII, I'd have to say the TLII is the winner for most applications.

    Hope that helps.
  5. Newatthis

    Newatthis Guest

    Yea, sorry if there is any confusion. I did mean the AKG 414 TL II microphones. Thanks for the comments.
  6. Bowisc

    Bowisc Active Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    I agree that the TL-II is very versatile. I like how it works in omni on acoustic steel-string guitars.

    I have a simple project studio DAW and the 414 gets me excellent results when it's the right choice for the application at hand. It's definitely a mic I don't plan on ever selling as far as I know.

    If you plan on getting one, you may want to check with B&H Photo - http://www.bhphoto.com for pricing and have your favorite retailer match it.

  7. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    I have the 414 b-uls. I like it, and with the pre's and board I have now, the lack of precence as compared to the tl II is a good thing. I plan to get a tlII, but I'm not sure if they are offered in a matched pair. I was looking through the akg catalogue today and noticed the uls stereo pair, but not the tlII. I have been very happy with the uls and reccomend it. Also it is one of the most, if not THE most popular big diaphragm condenser in use today. The tlII is great, but still a newbie.
  8. jslator

    jslator Guest

    I'm pretty sure they are. Check bowisc's link to B&H.

    Well, the model is about 10 years old. Relatively speaking, I guess that makes it a new mic.
  9. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    What I mean't by the newbie comment, wasn't to detract from the quality of the mic. I just wanted to say that the uls is a standard, and there's a good reason for that. As I said I do plan to get a tlII, but the uls was my first choice, partly because of this. :c:
  10. Richard Monroe

    Richard Monroe Active Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    Framingham, Mass.
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    Most of the acoustic guitar on my current project was tracked with C414B-ULS, as well as mandolin and viola. It is simply the most versatile mic I own. Good on toms, I use it for everything except vox, cabs, and kick. God, I wish I had a pair! You absolutely cannot go wrong with a 414, The TLII exists, so far, only in my dreams, but it will come.-Richie
  11. Guest

    if you are really serious about classical recording, perhaps you should be looking in the direction of a pair of schoeps or dpa small diaphragm mics. the AKG 414 of either flavor would not be among my top 10 choices for that application.

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