Recording.org user's master Microphone list

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by Seedlings, May 10, 2007.

  1. Seedlings

    Seedlings Active Member

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    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    This is a list based on http://recording.org/pro-recording-forum/28744-whats-in-your-mic-cabinet.html topic (as of May 10th, 2007) of all the replies I could make out. I put the model numbers in EXACTLY as the posts read, so there may be duplicates and I'm sure I missed a couple. I had lots of questions about MIC choices, and this helped me put a picture together. Perhaps it'll help some of you. Here goes:

    Format is
    Brand
    ---
    model QTY


    AEA
    ---
    R84 1

    AUDIO TECHNICA
    ---
    813 2
    815 1
    825 1
    8533 3
    4033 14
    4040 3
    4041 2
    4047 3
    4049 2
    4050 4
    4051 2
    2020 3
    C1000 2
    3035 1
    3060 1
    3090 1
    AT822 1
    ATM25 10
    ATM31A 1
    ATM33A 1
    ATM41 1
    ATM61HE 2
    ATM63 1
    ATR35A 1
    PRO35 1
    815A 1

    ADK
    ---
    VIENNA 1
    SC-T 2
    A-51IV 2
    SC1 2

    AKG
    ---
    391B 2
    414 2
    414EB 2
    541 2
    451 2
    451EB 3
    480 1
    C12 1
    C300 1
    C414 2
    C414B-XLS 4
    C414B-ULS 13
    C414EB-P48 1
    C414B-TL 2
    C414TLII 1
    C414ULS 2
    C451 2
    C451B 6
    C460 4
    C480 4
    C535 5
    D416 4
    D112 10
    D190E 1
    D10 1
    D1000C 1
    D12 2
    D12E 1
    D202 1
    C3000 2
    C3000B 1
    C1000 2
    C1000S 2
    SOLIDTUBE 1

    ALTEC
    ---
    1656G 1

    APEX
    ---
    210 RIBBON 1
    415 1
    460 1

    AUDIX
    ---
    7A 1
    D1 2
    D2 6
    D4 3
    D5 1
    D6 8
    I5 5
    M1290 2
    SCX-1 2
    TR40 1
    OM2 2
    OM5 1
    OM6 2

    B&K
    ---
    4007 2

    BANG & OLUF
    ---
    BM4 1

    BEHRINGER
    ---
    B5 2
    ECM8000 9

    BEYER
    ---
    M101 3
    M130 7
    M160 3
    M201 10
    M260 1
    M300 1
    M810 2
    M88 2
    M99 2
    M69 3
    M160 7
    M500 4
    M500N 1
    MC803 2
    MC805 1
    MC723 2
    MC716 1
    OPUS83 2
    SOUNDSTAR MK2 1
    TG-X50 1

    BLUE
    ---
    KIWI 1
    BALL 2
    8 BALL 1
    KICKBALL 1

    BPM
    ---
    CR-4N 2
    CR-79 3

    CAD
    ---
    1-M9 1
    NDM11 2
    NDM10 4

    CASCADE
    ---
    FATHEAD 2

    CHAPMAN
    ---
    LDC 1

    CHARTER OAK
    ---
    S600 2

    CROWN
    ---
    CM700 3
    PZM 1
    PZM6D 1
    PZM 30D 6
    PZM185 2
    LAVALIER PZM 1

    DYNACORD
    ---
    DD500 1

    DPA
    ---
    4006TL 2
    4015 2
    4023 2

    EARTHWORKS
    ---
    QTC1 2
    QTC40 2
    SRO I
    SR71 2
    TC40K 2
    TC-20 2
    TC-25 2

    EV
    ---
    635 1
    636 1
    666 1
    457 3
    CARDYNE 1
    N/D257A 1
    RE-10 1
    RE-16 2
    RE-11 2
    RE-20 14
    RE-27 2
    RE-38 1
    RE-200 2

    GEFELL
    ---
    UTM70S 2
    M296 2
    M930 2
    M300 XY& ORTF 2
    M930 XY&ORTF 3

    GENRAD
    ---
    ½”OMNI 4
    1” OMNI 3

    GROOVE TUBE
    ---
    SC5 1
    SC3 1
    GT55 2

    KEL
    ---
    HM1 5

    MANN
    ---
    MT31 1

    MB
    ---
    MBC410 1
    MBC550 1
    MBC648 1
    PMB660 1
    PMB680 1

    MOJAVI
    ---
    MA-200 1

    MXL
    ---
    V63 2
    V67M 1
    V69ME 1
    V77 1
    990 7
    991 3
    2001 5
    2003 1
    MXL603 3

    NADY
    ---
    RSM2 2
    SCM900 2
    TCM1100

    NAKAMICHI
    ---
    CM300 1


    NEUMAN
    ---
    TLM103 9
    TLM105 2
    TLM193 2
    TLM1060 1
    TLM49 1
    U47 1
    U49 2
    U67 5
    KM56 1
    KM84 5
    KM131 2
    KM140 1
    KM184 4
    M147 1
    U87 8
    U87AI 2
    U89 1
    KM86 2
    SM69 1

    OCTAVA
    ---
    MC-012 5
    MK012 I
    MK219 2
    MK319 1

    PELUSO
    ---
    2247LE 1
    R14 2
    22-251 3

    RADIO SHAFT
    ---
    PCM 6

    RAT SHACK
    ---
    V1 1
    V2 1

    RCA
    ---
    44 1
    44B 1
    77DX 2

    RODE
    ---
    K2 4
    NT1 1
    NT1A 3
    NT2 4
    NT2A 1
    NT3 2
    NT4 1
    NT5 16
    NTK 2

    ROYER
    ---
    R-121 5
    SF12 2
    SF24 1

    SAMSON
    ---
    CO2 2
    CL8 1

    SCHOEPS
    ---
    CMC 6 6
    CCM4LG 3
    CCM8LG 3
    MK2S 2
    MK4 2
    MK21 2

    SE ELECTRONICS
    ---
    Z5600A 1

    SENNHEISER
    ---
    421 9
    421 II 3
    441 2
    AEA R84 1
    MD409 2
    MD421 20
    MD441 4
    MD504 1
    MD515 1
    ME88 1
    MKE 1
    MKE2 2
    MKH20 2
    MKH40 1
    MKH50 1
    MKH80 1
    E604 25
    E602 2
    E609 6
    E635 1
    E835 1
    E901 2
    E904 1
    E905 1
    E906 1
    E914 1

    SHURE
    ---
    300 RIBBON 1
    444T 1
    55 1
    520DX 1
    606 1
    9813 2
    565SD 1
    KSM32 2
    KSM 44 5
    KSM141 2
    SM58 47
    SM62 1
    SM57 118
    SM7 3
    SM7B 4
    SM81 17
    SM87A 2
    SM89 1
    SM94 3
    SM98 1
    BETA57 1
    BETA58 10
    BETA52 7
    BETA52A 1
    BETA56 1
    BETA87A 4
    BETA87 1
    BETA91 2
    BETA98 D/S 2
    BETABG6.1 2
    BETABG3.1 2
    BETABG3.0 1
    BETABG2.1 1
    GREENBULLET 1
    PE50 2
    PE548 2
    PG52 1
    PG81 2
    PG56 3
    UNIDYNE 3
    UNIDYNE3 2
    VP88 1

    SONY
    ---
    ECM77 2
    ECM50 4
    ECM66 4
    ECM99 1
    ECM-DS70P 1
    SHOTGUN 1

    SOUNDELUX
    ---
    IFET7 1
    U-195 2

    STAGG
    ---
    MC07W 1

    STEDMAN
    ---
    N90 2

    STUDIO PROJECTS
    ---
    B3 1
    B1 1

    SUPERSCOPE
    ---
    ECM-1 3

    SUPERLUX
    ---
    CM-H8D 1


    TEAC 2

    TONSIL
    ---
    MDU 1

    TRAM
    ---
    TR-5 2

    YAMAHA
    ---
    SUBKICK 1

    NOT SURE WHAT BRAND
    ---
    SP B3 1
    SP B1 2
     
  2. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

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    Jun 4, 2005
    now that you'v added all the mics.. What about adding the total market value? MOhahahhaha!
     
  3. Robak

    Robak Active Member

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    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Poland
    Hey, I think it's a good idea. Thanks for sharing that list. That mics you weren't shure about...they are Studio Projects. I've got more mics now, so you should add one more Beyer M260 and AKG D12E to your list ;)
    It's no surprise Shure SM57 "won".
     
  4. Seedlings

    Seedlings Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2005
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I see now. I didn't correlate "SP" with Studio Projects. I just thought it was part of the model number....

    I did save the file, but I'm not going to keep it updated or anything. I just wanted an idea of some of the more popular models, plus I wanted to see how well used some of the MICS I'd been considering are.


    CHAD
     
  5. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

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    May 11, 2006
    man i appreciate the fact you put in alotta time on this but WTF??? i assume lower# is lower quality??? and this based on whose oppinions???? not wanting to rag on you dude but it dont mean $*^t... while good mic technique will get ya around on just about any mic it's really the right tool for what job...
     
  6. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

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    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Blacksburg, VA
    Actually, since he has been looking for mics in the medium price range, he didn't do too badly. Here are the mics with over 10 hits

    AT 4033
    AT ATM25
    AKG C414B-ULS
    AKG D112
    Beyer M201
    EV RE-20
    Rode NT-5
    Sennheiser MD421
    Sennheiser E602
    Shure SM57
    Shure SM58
    Shure SM81
    Shure Beta58

    Not exactly a bad list.
     
  7. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

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    May 11, 2006
    agreed... i guess i missed where he had been coming from... were these the ones that had been recommended to himand the # of recommendations???
     
  8. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Blacksburg, VA
    As I understand it, he looked at all the mics listed in the mic closet sticky. As you say, that means everyone who frequents the board, but it seems to have worked for his purposes. My guess is that at the low price range and high price range things are all over the map. In the mid range the popular mics really are pretty darn good if not necessarily the best.
     
  9. Seedlings

    Seedlings Active Member

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    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I wanted a list for me personally of which mics are out there in studios. This is a list of mics from RO users writing in to say what was in their mic locker. It has absolutely nothing to do with quality, only quantaty. Nothing to do with how often they are used, just that they have been acquired by a studio.

    CHAD
     
  10. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
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    I'll add mine to the Mic Closet thread - you'll need to update this one - there are a couple of gaps i can fill.
     
  11. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

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    Oct 23, 2005
    So is that 10 M160s altogether?
     
  12. Groff

    Groff Active Member

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    Jul 18, 2004
    Location:
    Cro
    Here is one happy Rode Classic II user
     

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