Decent workhorse condenser?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by IanW-UK, Dec 2, 2003.

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  1. IanW-UK

    IanW-UK Guest

    I have a bit of cash coming my way soon and I think I'm going to use it to buy a "proper" condenser for general use. A U87 springs to mind as the obvious choice but when I thought about it I have no idea what other mics exist that are on par with the Neumann at a similar price.

    What should I be looking at? Or should I just go with the U87? I will be using the mic for everything, Drums, acoustic/electric guitar, vocals percussion, etc

    Any ideas?

    Cheers,

    Ian.........
     
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    Others would be Soundelux...Gefell...upper end ADK...Blue....AEA...
     
  3. missilanious

    missilanious Guest

    Ones that come to my mind.
    Soundelux ifet7, AKG414B--ULS, BLUE Cactus or even better BLUE Bottle, Royer R121.
     
  4. IanW-UK

    IanW-UK Guest

    Thanks guys :)
     
  5. MikoMader

    MikoMader Guest

    I am a huge Lawson fan. If you can look past the gold, it's so sexy sounding.
     
  6. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

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    Shure KSM44

    Well made, modern, all patterns/pads/roll-off options. good sounding, good on a wide variety of sources, economical.
     
  7. bgavin

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