Mic recommendation

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Traumakind, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Traumakind

    Traumakind Guest


    I am in need of a new mic to expand my little home studio.
    I have a AKG C3000 (old version) and a Sennheiser 441 from the seventies plus a really cheap copy of shure SM58.
    I am looking for something to record acoustic guitars, upright piano and vocals with, something that has a warmer sound than my rather trebly C3000.
    Money is of course an issue, as always, and I`d very much like to keep it all below 300$. I would buy used, too.
    My preamp is a Symetrix 528 (old version).

    thanks for your suggestions,
  2. lavoz

    lavoz Guest

    A Studio Projects C-1, MXL 77S (tube mic), or check out sites around the web that are selling AM GT61, or 62's for less than a third of thier list price.
  3. rivers

    rivers Member

    Jun 11, 2001
    Might look into Rode NTK..it sems to fit your needs
  4. Traumakind

    Traumakind Guest

    Yeah, the Rode NTK. that`s a good one. They have boosted the prices here recently. :(
    There are two shops here in german which sell chinese tube mics for 444 €, which is about 46o $ (Fame and T-Bone). i was wondering if any of you guys know something of the quality.
  5. Mike Simmons

    Mike Simmons Active Member

    Nov 5, 2001
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    Maybe an AT4033? It's in the right price range and should work out nicely in those applications.
  6. Traumakind

    Traumakind Guest

    Is the AT 4033 different in sound from the AGK C 3000 I own?
  7. heybluez

    heybluez Guest


    For what it is worth I really dig the AT 4033, especially on Acoustic Guitar recording. I usually use a SM-81 on the sound hole and an AT 4033 near the 12th fret. I would say I place them about a foot away (depending on how percussive I want the sound) and mix them accordingly or even pan them to give a wider effect.

    It is definitely a good mic. I also have a Studio Projects C1 but prefer the AT for Acoustic Guitar and such.

    Hope this helps a little...again it is all preference and opinion.

  8. Traumakind

    Traumakind Guest

    Thanks, I`ll be checking it out.
  9. mixmaster

    mixmaster Guest

    No doubt... you need a AT4033 for the price and the sound.
    bye :w:

    Jorge Morales
    Recording Enginner
    Jorge Morales web site
  10. chessparov

    chessparov Active Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Trauma, FWIW Studio Projects is coming out shortly
    with the TB-1 (tube) microphone.
    It will compete with the NTK and it costs less!
    The website is http://www.studioprojectsusa.com for
    more info.
  11. lavoz

    lavoz Guest

    You may even want to check the newer Groove Tubes mics...the GT66 is priced about the same as an NTK and in my humble opinion, gives the NTK a run for the money.
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