Your mic locker...are you still adding to it?

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Re: Your mic locker...are you still adding to it?

Post by JD01 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:26 pm

Greg_L wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:25 pm
JD01 wrote:
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Ah, I think I know the one you mean now - its that one that looks like something off a wartime BBC broadcast isn't it.
I don't know what a wartime BBC mic looks like. This is the SM7...

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Ah, no. That's not the one I was thinking of. I think I've seen Ed Vedder singing into one of them though.

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Post by Greg_L » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:35 pm

As for wartime BBC Hetfield mic, you might be thinking of the Super 55. He uses them live. People regularly put SM58 capsules into the 55 to make it sound good while still looking good.

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Post by JD01 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Greg_L wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:35 pm
As for wartime BBC Hetfield mic, you might be thinking of the Super 55. He uses them live. People regularly put SM58 capsules into the 55 to make it sound good while still looking good.

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Yeah, that's the one I'm thinking of. Hetfield always had one live.

I think you're right about what he used in the studio though.
https://youtu.be/yAetyp0lSv0?t=491

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Post by Greg_L » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:41 pm

Yup, that's an SM7.
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Post by zed32 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:11 pm

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I know it needs a shit ton of preamp gain. Mine sits here and collects dust. :facepalm2:
I have a "cloudlifter" which boosts the signal of the SM7. I guess I would recommend it if your preamp can't crank enough clean gain for the SM7. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CL1Cloud

It's really not necessary though, but my SM7 came with one as a package deal. I've used it but haven't noticed much difference in audio quality between the Cloudlifter and just turning up the gain on my focusrite. :geek:


EDIT: Speaking of the Cloudlifter though, I have used it with my modded SM57 (transformer removal mod) and it really helps that mic achieve greatness.

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Post by liv_rong » Mon May 15, 2017 7:15 pm

Well today I ordered another 57. I got sick of changing the one I have between my snare and cab. And I don't record that much so I'm pretty lazy and an impulse buyer unfortunately. I got one at Sweetwater with a low profile boom me cable. I used to have a e609 until very recently but preferred the 57 so I sold it. Now here I am lol.

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Post by Audio Monster » Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 pm

liv_rong wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 7:15 pm
Well today I ordered another 57. I got sick of changing the one I have between my snare and cab. And I don't record that much so I'm pretty lazy and an impulse buyer unfortunately. I got one at Sweetwater with a low profile boom me cable. I used to have a e609 until very recently but preferred the 57 so I sold it. Now here I am lol.
Love the 609 on guitar cabs.

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Post by Greg_L » Thu May 18, 2017 11:45 pm

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Love the 609 on guitar cabs.
I very rarely use mine. I like to use it on other peoples' stuff, but never for my own. :crazy:
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Post by miroslav » Fri May 19, 2017 11:17 am

Yeah...I have two 609 mics...and I can't remember the last time I used one...but they do look cool when you just hang them through the cab handle in front of the grill. :coolstorybro:

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Post by Audio Monster » Fri May 19, 2017 6:30 pm

miroslav wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 11:17 am
Yeah...I have two 609 mics...and I can't remember the last time I used one...but they do look cool when you just hang them through the cab handle in front of the grill. :coolstorybro:
Yes indeed, no mic stand needed with the 609. I still see guys draping a 57 over the cab and it drives me nuts :crazy: Lazy fucks.

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Post by liv_rong » Sun May 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Yeah it just didnt do it for me, but Im an inexperienced hack. For cleaner stuff it was fine but anything really loud and broken up or high gain just didnt sound good to me(though Im not good at recording that stuff anyways). My ES57's actually sound better all around than the e609 did.

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Post by Armistice » Thu May 25, 2017 6:34 am

I haven't bought a mic for about 5 years. Spent far too much on them in the early days. Won't rule it out, but no current plans to expand.
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Post by Greg_L » Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 pm

I'd like more 57s, an MD421, and a nice ribbon. That's about it for me.
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Post by Bubba » Tue May 30, 2017 3:06 pm

Greg_L wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 pm
I'd like more 57s, an MD421, and a nice ribbon. That's about it for me.
A guy on my local for sale site appeared to be selling a pair of MD 421s for £225 I got slightly excited, but of course they turned out to be £225 EACH. :mad3:
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Post by Audio Monster » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:48 am

Greg_L wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 pm
I'd like more 57s, an MD421, and a nice ribbon. That's about it for me.
How many 57's do you already have? I think I'm good with three. Although four sounds safer..

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Re: Your mic locker...are you still adding to it?

Post by Greg_L » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:15 pm

Audio Monster wrote:
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How many 57's do you already have? I think I'm good with three. Although four sounds safer..
I have three. One or two more would be good.
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Post by antichef » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:34 pm

I have a mic problem. I can admit it, but it's not really getting better. I guess I slowed down a little.

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Re: Your mic locker...are you still adding to it?

Post by Minerman » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:56 pm

I have 6 mics, 3 dynamic & 3 condensers:
Shure SM57
Sennheiser e609
Audix i5
Samson C0-1
Behringer C1
Carvin CTM100

I'm pretty happy with the mics I have, it'd be nice to have another of each dynamic, but I can get by with what I have...If I ever get to record real drums that'll have to change, but again I'm fairly happy with 'em...I'd kinda like to have a ribbon mic or two, but I can't see spending as much for a single mic as I did for half the gear I have...
Remember, I'm a cheap fucker... :minernuggs:

Something I do need to invest in, is a couple of pads so I can use the condensers on my guitars...
Gibson, Fender, Ibanez
Marshall, EVH, Yamaha
Psychobilly Ed's Isolation Cabinet

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Re: Your mic locker...are you still adding to it?

Post by rayc » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:49 am

I'd like a good vocal mic but I can't sing and haven';t recorded a vocal from someone else for about 5 years so it's a pointless desire.
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Re: Your mic locker...are you still adding to it?

Post by antichef » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:35 pm

rayc wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:49 am
I'd like a good vocal mic but I can't sing and haven';t recorded a vocal from someone else for about 5 years so it's a pointless desire.
I can't sing either. I have accumulated an embarrassingly whorish lot of vocal mics, and I do record people who can actually sing - and those mics are amazing when properly matched to the individual singer. But for myself, I found that an EV 635a works better than just about anything else, largely because of the lack of proximity (I can't sing loud so I have to get close) and the low cut -- even without proximity, I have a lot of troublesome low frequency in my voice - I wasn't even aware of that until I really looked at (heard!) the situation closely and without predispositions. I think I got the one I use for 10 bucks at a pawn shop.

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