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Earthworks m30 for recording acoustic?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by IanW-UK, Nov 23, 2003.

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  1. IanW-UK

    IanW-UK Guest

    I know these are primarily meant for measurements and stuff but surely if its a dead flat, accurate mic then its a dead flat, accurate mic and should be really good for stuff like acoustic guitar? I'm not too knowledgeable about such stuff so if anyone has any reasons why this is a bad idea please enlighten me


  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Some time ago, I spoke with Eric at Earthworks about the difference between the TC30K and the M30. He said they are essentially the same mic. After some market research, Earthworks determined that people buying a measurement mic typically want a mic with a name that identifies it as such. This is the reason for the two different names. The M30 would work just as well for recording as it would for measurement; however, I think you might find that mic's self noise to be a bit much in quiet passages.

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