Studio Projects C1 / C3

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by TheArchitect, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    In researching these mics I came accross several reviews claiming a marked similarity in tone with the U87. Being the consumate cynic and devil's advocate I put it those of you fortunate enough to have used both. How much truth is in such a claim and how much BS. I doubt they are good mics. They get good word of mouth here to be sure. The question is aimed at what to expect if I go this route. A U87 sound a like or a good mic with its own voice?
  2. JeffSanders

    JeffSanders Active Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Fairhaven, MA USA
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    The U87 comparison is marketing BS.
    Many people like it for vocals. I bought one off Ebay and sold it back on Ebay the next day. I just didn't like it on my voice.
    To each his/her own. But I found the Audio Technica 4047 and ADK TC to obliterate the sound quality of the C1. On vocals and for instrument micing.
    The ADK Hamburg is a good alternative, too.
  3. dynomike

    dynomike Guest

    It really doesn't sound like a u87. I don't have a C1, so I can't comment too extensively but can you say ridiculous treble? I listen to a lot of home recordings and I can pick out the sound of a C1 right away. Vocals, acoustic, drum overheads - it screws up all of them. I honestly hate the sound of it. Like Sanders said.. the 4047 is great.. i have one. And I dunno about the TC, but what I've heard done with the ADK TL's is really really great. No comparison between these two mics and the C1/C3, in sound or in price unfortunately.


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