Shure 16L for Brass (results)

Discussion in 'Brass' started by its_jon, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. its_jon

    its_jon Active Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    Hi..... If you have read this thread
    you will know that we are trying to build a basic recording facility for our brass band...

    We were given one Shure Prologue 16L mic .... very old, needs a battery. Have read that its not so good a mic....
    Now.... at the moment its our only benchmark.... so, for micing Brass would a SM57 provide better results than the 16L in two situations....

    A) overhead for wide coverage
    B) close up


    Here is a test recording we did with the 16L ..... its a Flac file.

    Do prologue 16L mic's excel in any one area ?
    For example.... if we were offered 2 new SM57's or 4 old 16L's for the same price what would be the better deal ?

    Thanks for any feedback

    PS.... as im starting to take notice of these things..... Noddy Holder had a 16L in front of him on Top of the Pops in 1983 singing Merry Xmas with Slade.....just seen it on TV and we are nowhere near December yet !
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