Omni mics for piano

Discussion in 'Acoustic Keyboards' started by Marik, Dec 8, 2003.

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  1. Marik

    Marik Guest

    Which small diaphragm omni mics would you suggest for classical piano recording? My price range $700, but at the moment I would prefer going lower. I would not mind getting second hand ones. So far I was looking into:

    Oktava MK012 from Sound-Room
    Superlux CMH8K
    Akg C451 with CK2, or CK22
    Akg Blueline with CK92

    On the other hand, which omni capsules only can you recommend, as I could DIY preamp body myself.
  2. MikoMader

    MikoMader Guest

    What about used Earthworks TC-30K?
  3. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    How about 2 Crown 30D PZMs?

    Tape 2 under the lid and you can get a great sound, minimize bleed and come in around your $700 budget. Send 'em into a clean pre and you might never look back.

    Just a thought

  4. Marik

    Marik Guest

    Thanks guys. For my purposes Earthworks is a more versatile mic than PZM. I started looking for a pair to audion in the hall.
  5. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    I'd second the recommendation for the Earthworks omni microphones. If a pair of TC30K's is a little out of your range, you may consider a pair of SRO's. They're essentially the same microphones and one of the better-kept secrets out there.

  6. Paladyne

    Paladyne Guest

    B&K/DPA 4007's

    they are more than $700, but I could not help myself from mentioning them in a thread about omnis/piano...
  7. Marik

    Marik Guest

    Yeah, definitely those, as well as 4011's, are on my top priority list once I get dough.
  8. golli

    golli Active Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Shure KSM 141
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