Studio Projects C1 or C3?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Threeskinmusic, Apr 13, 2005.

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  1. I have narrowed my search for a vocal mic down to these 2, but I can't decide which one. I am going to be using it mostly for vocals, maybe a little acoustic guitar, but I am more concerned with the vocals. Give me your opinions. From what I have heard from others, it seems that the C3 is an all around better mic, but the C1 is better for vocals. Thanks for your help on this.
  2. slammin

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    Studio Projects website claims that Max SPL is little higher for C1, and frequency response seems a little flatter judging by polar plot. That said, I thought they were basically the same mics except the C3 was multipattern. Anyone else fill in the details?

    I may be going out on a limb here, but I still would consider getting 2 mics for stereo recording of the acoustic guitar. I guess it depends on the style of music and your taste. Good luck on your hunt.
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
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    My favorite trick for recording a singing guitar player is to use a figure-8 mic on vocals. Point the dead plane at the sound hole of the guitar - gives you great isolation on the vocals. If the room is less than ideal, I have a couple of small baffles - I'll stick one a couple inches from the back of the vocal mic.

    I have also used a figure-8 on the guitar - point the dead plane of that mic at the singers "sound hole". I'm trying to get guitars recorded in stereo now, and I don't have the necessary mics to do that with all figure-8s - I'm getting close though.

    One more CK94 capsule and I'll try recording guitars Blumlein with a baffle on the back side (if necessary).

    Back when I was buying my first Studio Projects C3 mic, I was wondering if I should get 1 or 2 multipattern mics - I couldn't see much value in the Figure-8 pattern, besides using it for MS stuff.

    Figure-8 is now one of my favorite tricks. It's a very powerful weapon in lots of different circumstances.
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