How to chose a DIY microphone from microphone-parts.com (MicParts)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by pcrecord, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    I've been ask a few times lately about what model would be the best to order from MicParts. So in this video I test 3 mics, the T47, T12 and S87

    At 2 min, I made a mistake and mention the U87 but it's in fact the U47 ;)

    https://microphone-parts.com/

    Let me know what you think !

     
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  2. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Interesting vid. My only complaint is that the mic capsules are spaced out a bit, which makes me feel like im hearing the mic position as well as different mic. I feel like they could have been arrayed so the capsules were closer. I liked the t12 on acoustic guitar.
     
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  3. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    Good point, it might have made a slight difference on vocal, but know that I've turned them so they are pointing to my mouth.
    On the other and I doubt it made a difference as room mic.
    But I'll try to put them closer next time.. thanks for the comment.
     
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  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Well-Known Member

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    Nice video, Marco.

    I think perhaps you should have mentioned what the recording chain was, as the make-up of that can often make a greater difference than that heard between different high-quality microphones. This is particularly important when it comes to whether the pre-amps that people would use have a transformer-input configuration or not. I assume you were using your ISA428 for capturing the microphones in this video.
     
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  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

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    True, I forgot to do so..
    At least I'm going to add the info in the description of the video.. Thanks !
     
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    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    another cool video sir!
     
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