Anyone use AKG SE300B's?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by JIT, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. JIT

    JIT Guest

    Any good as my first condenser with CK91 Cardiod capsule?

    Currently using a SM58 for vocals and acoustic guitar through M-Box 2, would the AKG be a significant improvement or am i better off saving for something better?
     
  2. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what you want. The AKG C391B has a pretty flat response. I like them on guitar - most of my other SDCs are a lot brighter. I've never tried the bluelines on vocals - although I also use them for choral recording.

    I have a couple of samples if you like - both guitar. Both have been mixed, so perhaps not a great reference for what the mics sound like. Both are stereo mic setups.

    This was a quick studio session - the guy came in a recorded a full album's worth of material in 3 hours. The guitar was mic'd XY with cardioid blue lines.
    http://www.cheap-tracks.com/mp3/kiser_guitar_sample.mp3

    This one was a live recording of an acoustic show in a small bookstore. The mics were a couple feet from the performer - MS blue lines (CK91 & CK94) directed at the guitar and a Rode NT2000 overhead for vocals.
    http://www.cheap-tracks.com/mp3/cheap-tracks_trina-lazy-river_sample.mp3
     
  3. JIT

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    Thanks for that.
     
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

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    OOPS! - just noticed the second link was bad - put the file in the wrong place. That's fixed now.
     
  5. Check out this thread below.

    AKG C 391 B vs. Peluso CEMC6
     

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