RODE NTK/ K2 or AKG C 414 B-ULS/C 4000B?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by MisterY, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. MisterY

    MisterY Guest

    Hi, people! Help!
    I need an advice for my decision: RODE NTK/ K2 or AKG C 414 B-ULS/C 4000B?
    My aim is to record acoustic instruments:
    1 Nylon and steel guitars, tar, saz, sitar, dulcimer, kanun, celtic harp
    2 Cello, violin, fiddles, hurdy-gurdy
    3 Different fluts, bagpipe, mizmar and other reed instruments
    4. Dawul, darboukka, djembe,dholak, tambourin, bells, shakers and other low- and hi percussion.

    I would like to have a SPL GainStation1 and two mics, a small condensor AKG C 451B for categories 1 + 4 and a large condensor for categories 2 + 3 and partly 1 + 4 (celtic harp, nylon guitar; low percussion)
    Which large condensor would you suggest? RODE NTK/ K2 or AKG C 414 B-ULS/C 4000B? More expensive equipment is not available for me right now.
    Thanks alot
  2. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    IMO, the 414 is the most versatile and a damn fine sounding mic.
  3. i would get 414's and k2's...

    great to have a choice, both mic's are very good, but they both sound diferent...

    if you have both you can decide what one will give the best results on the instrument you are recording at the time...

    the 414 has a harder sound, great for softer instruments.
    the k2 has a softer sound, great for harder instruments.

    but its all about what works best on the day/room/mic-pre/player...
  4. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Aug 19, 2004
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    I use the 414's for drums mainly and they rock. For vocals I actually (believe it or not) prefer the C4000B. I have no experience with a K2 but from what I've read they are a good vocal mic choice. Justin
  5. MisterY

    MisterY Guest

    Hello guys! Thanks alot for your comments and advices!!!
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    We are indeed fortunate to have a choice of such great mics under 1K- All the above are great mics and will do the job. cheers!
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