Understanding/Choosing MICROPHONES,.. A n00bs guide.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Dk0r, Sep 25, 2004.


Does this link not TOTALY kick 'arse'

  1. Freakin' Awesome!

  2. P00...

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  1. Dk0r

    Dk0r Guest

    This link is to a STELAR thread @ homerecording.com/bbs

    The point is, stop asking which mic' is best for what..
    and where to place, and what to do.. and "bla blaah blah.."
    "I have no clue."
    Only opinions.
    "Someone can 'give' you a fish, and you can enjoy one meal,..
    but I would prefer being taught to fish for myself."

    This thread is long, but if your sick of not understanding, and being dependt on the opinions of strangers, this is where you want to be...
    thread starts out slow, but gradually comes to kick some searious @$$

    [ http://homerecording.org/bbs/showthread.php?t=27030&page=1&pp=25&highlight=harvey ]
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    I am one that has always and continues to preach that it is far more important and that people will learn more things of value if they experiment with mic placement and gain direct experience of what does work and what does not work, rather than to do what everybody else does and or what is most popularly done.
  3. Dk0r

    Dk0r Guest

    Good man :D
    Im just glad i found a thread (link above) that can explain things in the most lamen terms possible.
    Its really long tho, 29 pages.
    So it takes a bit to really get through.
    But it is probably the best thread ive found yet for what its worth.
  4. hargerst

    hargerst Distinguished Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Thank you for your kind words. It was an interesting challenge. I've been told that the thread has been translated into at least 5 different languages.
  5. Dk0r

    Dk0r Guest

    Hey Harvey.. Quick Question, assuming i still have your attention.

    Rather than ask you what the "best" pre-amp is for my application
    I would rather ask if your up to the job of creating another Killer Thread,.. cept' about pre-amps this time.
    If one were to of pulled NETHING from your Mic thread, it would be,..

    That very question (above) is one of ignorance @ its finest.

    Neways ..
    The proposal stands..
    So what I'll do is post a thread @ HomeRecording™ much like
    Chris F's under Equipment Forums > The Rack.
    [ http://homerecording.org/bbs/showthread.php?p=1210261#post1210261 ]

    So.. if you get to it.. You get to it
    If not.. ::shrug:: ::sigh::
    Anyways.. I appreciate your time & contribution to the community.
  6. hargerst

    hargerst Distinguished Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Did it already - 14 pages worth. It's at: http://recpit.prosoundweb.com/viewforum.php?f=8, 3 topics down. It gets a little heavy but a lot of the major preamp designers got involved and it turned into a pretty informative thread.
  7. Dk0r

    Dk0r Guest

    Cool thanks Harv.
  8. MediaMonster

    MediaMonster Guest

    I have read both of your discussions and learned so much. I feel like I must tell you Thank You. I have a question though. I have a GXL 2200 and like it pretty well on my voice but on my partners voice it is really bright and brittle on the top end. i am looking at some different mic's and want to get something to give my voice a silkier sound and his voice a little more warmth. I have been looking at tube mics and like what I hear about the CAD M9. Is a tube mic going to give me what I'm after or do I need a ribbon or just a different pre? I currently use a Presonus Tube Pre and am looking at getting a Safesound P1, Great River or John Hary single channel pre. Thank you again Harvey. you are a credit to your profession.

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