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Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by stickers, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Welcome Mark!

    I'm sure you've already noticed our very active acoustic music forum here. It was the first of its kind on the net!

    Cheers -

    J.
     
  2. Jimi_London

    Jimi_London Guest

    Shure
    SM57 (4)
    SM58 (3)
    Beta58 (2)

    Audio Technica
    4050 (2)
    Pro 25
    C1000 (2)

    ADK
    A48 (2)

    Sennheiser
    421 (3)

    Rode
    NTK
    K2
    NT4

    Blue
    Kiwi
    Dragonfly
    Bluebird
    Blueberry
    Baby Bottle

    AKG
    D112 (2)

    Oktava
    MK012 (3)
     
  3. Pash91

    Pash91 Guest

    Why Not?

    I just started my collection and won't go into the ones available at school:

    (2) NT5s (matched pair)
    (2) AT 2041sp packs
    (1) Bluebird (On Cucco's recommendation)

    It's a short list, I know, but I have a lot of other mikes at my disposal

    And I'm a drummer, how do I still not own some 57s?
     
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

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    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Cocoa, FL
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    Buy some 57s!
     
  5. guitarbill

    guitarbill Guest

    Ok I'll spill; it's only taking me 29 years to assemble this collection, I hope to add to it when my ship comes in or my kid gets out of law school.

    1) Shure 520 SLB low z "green bullet" vintage
    1) Shure 55 SWG vintage with some interesting history behind it.
    5) Shure 548 SD low z
    1) Beyer M500 ribbon
    3) Sennheiser 835
    2) SM58
    2) AKG Lapels condenser
    1) EV Lapel condensor
    2) Rode NT1A
    2) Handmade old school carbon telephone mics with self contained battery box
    2) Nady condensors that I got for the kids
    and several various old school battery in the handle electret mics
     
  6. UCoVi

    UCoVi Guest

    this will be funny...

    2 AKG P200's
    1 Shure SM57
    1 Electro-Voice N/D767a

    and oh... 2 phillips "walmart mics"...
     
  7. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    Here is my super impressive collection:

    MXL 990
    MXL 991
    Shure SM58
    CAD GXL3000
    Groove Tubes GT50
     
  8. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

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    Mar 3, 2006
    i have ..

    8 of the most expensive mics ever made
    16 of the 2nd most expensive mics
    10 of the mic you've always wanted

    next week i'll be getting..

    400 sm57's
    50 Neumanns
    10 of the sickest pre ever made
    2 of every other kind of pre
    and 5 of every microphone ever made.. ever.

    anyone wanna beat that list??
     
  9. BDFitz

    BDFitz Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Lake Arrowhead
    Home Page:
    2 dozen under 6 grand total

    (1) Cascade “Elroy” Vacuum Tube
    (2) Cascade v55 Tube Lg diaphragm
    (1) Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon Mic
    (1) Neumann TLM 103 Lg diaphragm
    (1) AKG 414 B-ULS Lg diaphragm (mod by M.Williams)
    (2) Rode NTK Tube Lg diaphragm
    (1) Royer R-121 Ribbon mic
    (2) Oktava MC012 Condenser
    (1) AT 4041 Condenser
    (1) AT M63 Dynamic Instr.
    (3) Sennheiser e835 Dynamic
    (1) Sennheiser 421 Dynamic
    (1) Shure SM62 Dynamic
    (1) Shure SM57 Dynamic
    (1) Shure Beta 58A Dynamic
    (1) AKG D112 Dynamic
    (3) Sennheiser e604 Hypercardioid
     
  10. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    Lowell MA
    Home Page:
    nevermind
     
  11. been on this site for awhile and finally registered.. heh

    ksm27 (2)
    sm57
    sm81 (2)
    e609
    e905
    e602
    md421
    i5
    d112
     
  12. AlTheBear

    AlTheBear Guest

    Shure SM57 x2
    Audix I5 x2
    Sennheiser e609 x1
    AKG D112 x1
    Sennheiser MD421 x2
    Audio Technica ATM25 x1

    M Audio Sputnik x2
    Audio Technica AT4040 x2
    Audio Technica AT4050 x1
    AKG C414B-ULS x1
    Sterling Audio ST44 x2
    Sterling Audio ST31 x1
    Groove Tubes Convertible x1
    Kel Audio HM1 x1
    Kel Audio HM2D x1

    Cascade Audio Fatheads w/ Lundahl upgrade x2
     
  13. stickers

    stickers Active Member

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    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    Lowell MA
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  14. BDM

    BDM Active Member

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    Location:
    Mali, Africa
    they're supposed to be in a cabinet???????????
     
  15. stickers

    stickers Active Member

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    Location:
    Lowell MA
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    It depends on the studio. Some studios put their mics away when they are not being used. While another studio will leave their mics left out on stands.
     
  16. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

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    Mar 8, 2004
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Hmmm....it's been a while on this one -

    I've added a few mics since my last post on here:

    Mojave MA-100 stereo pair (I actually got a prototype of the stereo power supply before it was available!) These things are friggin amazing!!!!!

    Sennheiser MKH 8040 pair - Loving these. If I use these as mains (say, ORTF) I have to avoid using the MA-100s as omni flanks or it gets so warm and fluffy, I feel like I'm wearing a down jacket in summer in Texas...

    AEA R88 - if you've never heard a mic that just SOUNDS BIG, try the R88. Damn!

    I'm sure there's others that I haven't mentioned...but those are the important ones.

    Cheers-
    J.
     
  17. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

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    Mar 18, 2001
    Location:
    Sunny & warm NC
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    I'm following you around today Cucco... :)

    Been awhile since I updated my list too.

    I agree on the AEA ribbons. Wes has a killer line of mic's. I had a tough choice between the R84 and the R88. I LOVE the R84. Amazing sound! But I'm still lusting for an R88. I grabbed the R84 after talking with Wes (nice guy, BTW) about needing a great acoustic AND electric guitar mic. The RCA-44 does a fine job, but it's another brush in the pallet that I felt I really needed for the many different types of acoustic guitars that I track.

    The Peluso P47's are just plain kick ass. Amazing clarity and frequency response. The detail is stellar! The adjustable polar patterns are very precise and oh so useful.

    Based upon the quality of the P47's (matched pair) I ordered a matched pair of the P12's. I haven't had a chance to try em out yet, though. This dang studio build is taking all my time, but if they are anything like the P47's... you'd be hard pressed to not wanna put a pair of em' in the mic locker! (I'll update again once I get a chance to break these bad boys out.)

    There is one mic I'm still debating on getting... a Beta 98. I think it would really enhance the bottom end of a kick when matched up with the D12.

    Anyway, here's the updated list;
    2 - Peluso P12 (C12) Matched Pair
    2 - Peluso P47 (U47) Matched Pair
    1 - AEA R84 Ribbon
    1 - Royer SF12 Bleumline Stereo
    1 - Neuman TLM103
    1 - RCA 44
    1 - AKG D12e
    2 - Rode NT2
    1 - Audix D6
    2 - Audio Technica AT 4033
    1 - Audio Technica ATM35
    2 - Beyer M101
    1 - Beyer M110
    3 - Sennheiser MD421
    2 - Sennheiser E835
    2 - AKG C414ULS
    3 - AKG 416
    2 - AKG C3000
    2 - AKG C1000
    2 - AKG D112
    2 - Shure SM58
    6 - Shure SM57
    1 - Shure Beta Beta 87A
     
  18. 2db

    2db Guest

    Pairs
    Gefell UMT70S
    Beyerdynamic M160
    Gefell M300
    Gefell M930
    AKG C480 B-uls omni, hyper and card
    AKG C414 B-uls
    Sennheiser 441 x3
    Shure SM57

    Single
    Neumann U87
    Neumann 49
    AKG C12
    Bang and Olufsen BM4 ribbon
    AKG c535
    Rode K-2
    Beyerdynamic M88
    Sennheiser 421
    AEA R84 ribbon
    Shure SM7b
    Beyerdynamic m201
    Electro Voice RE20
    AT3090
    TLM1060
     
  19. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Location:
    North Vancouver
    Added a U87ai to the closet...

    U87ai(1)
    Earthworks QTC50 Matched pair (2)
    Apex 460 (2-New Diaphragms and XFMR's plus a few Caps)
    RODE NT2 (1-Changed the Diagram)
    AKG C1000 (2)
    AKG C3000 (2- I removed the foam liners)
    AKG D112 (1)
    AKG D95 (1)
    AKG 3700 (1)
    AT ATM25 (1)
    Univox C40 (1)
    Apex 125 (3)
    Shure SM57 (2)
    Shure SM58 (1)
     
  20. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Location:
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    Nothing too fancy in the mic cases yet. We have to get this blasted studio built first - studio design suggestions welcomed.

    (Dead Link Removed)

    Current Collection
    2 - AKG C414 XLS*
    4 - AKG C451B*
    4 - AKG C3000B
    3 - AKG C1000S*
    2 - AKG C418
    3 - AKG D112*
    1 - AKG D12e
    1 - AKG C411 PP
    2 - AKG C430
    3 - AKG D3600
    1 - AKG D3400
    2 - AKG D190e
    1 - A-T PRO37
    1 - Blue KickBall
    2 - Crown PZM-30D
    2 - EV RE635
    1 - Neumann TLM 193*
    1 - Rode NT 1
    2 - Rode NT 4
    2 - Rode NT 5
    4 - Sennheiser e604
    1 - Sennheiser e609
    1 - Sennheiser e906
    1 - Sennheiser E602 II
    2 - Sennheiser MD441**
    1 - Shure Beta52A
    1 - Shure SM59
    4 - Shure SM58
    3 - Shure SM57*
    1 - Shure SM56
    1 - Studio Projects C1

    * friend adds one of these from his collection for bigger projects

    Wish List
    1 - AEA R88
    1 - AKG C12VR
    2 - Cascade FatHead II
    1 - Earthworks DK50/R
    2 - Earthworks QTC30
    2 - Neumann KM184D
    1 - Neumann TLM103
    1 - Neumann U87
     

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