Avalon 2022 or Element 78 MPE 200 ?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by stevegalante, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. stevegalante

    stevegalante Guest

    Already own a Focusrite 215 Blue; other than vocals I have to preamp a Royer stereo ribbon (SF12). Opinions ?
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    My 3 current 2 channel favorites are: Pendulum MDP-1; Crane Song "Flamingo", Great River MP-2NV...with a strong 'Miss Congeniality Award' going to the DW Fearn 2 channel unit.

    I guess that doesn't really answer the 2022/MPE 200 debate except as a 'none of the above'...which isn't entirely accurate. I would pick the 2022 over the MPE 200 any and every opportunity.
  3. stevegalante

    stevegalante Guest

    Fletcher, which one of the three you mentioned would you choose for the Royer SF-12 and why in any case would you prefer the 2022 over the MPE-200 ?
  4. osmuir

    osmuir Active Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    also: how dope is the SF 12? i'm trying to decide between an SF-12 & 121, or a top notch, or near it, vocal mic [u87/m149/brauner valet, etc...]

    are the royers really going to step up my recordings alot? alot alot?

    i'm thinking mostly drums for the ribbions. [i currently use tlm 193 [i know, i know...], km184, earthworks tc30 3 mic drum set up alot].


    levels of ass kicked? not just "well, depends on yr application" i want to know what will serve me best in a variety of apps. [current pre pendulum mdp-1, w/distressor, apogee rosetta...so that part of the chain is pretty solid].

  5. riconga

    riconga Active Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Check out the Demeter H series. I own several and am very satisfied. demeteramplification.com
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    stevegalante--With an SF-12 as a drum overhead, I've been using the Pendulum MDP-1. When I use an SF-12 as a 'room mic' I seem to use the Crane Song 'Flamingo' most often.

    The Great River MP-2NV isn't on the street yet, I've only played around with it in 'prototype' form. I've done a bit of piano with it and an SF-12, but really haven't given it a full workout.

    Don't know if that helps...
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