[Ardour-Users] Experience? Rework an external 44.1 KHz 16 bit recording

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 08:23:50 PDT 2010

I think Nettings has it dead on here.  The C1000 just isn't that good of a
mic, and in a similar price range there are much better options.  In this
case the tools really do limit the recording.  Of course the concept of a
loudness war recording when recording classical piano is a topic in


Can't think of a single thing I would reach for the C1000 for over other
things these days.

2010/8/19 Jörn Nettingsmeier <nettings at stackingdwarves.net>

> On 19.08.2010 11:54, Arnold Krille wrote:
>  And I don't really see why a recording with C1000 should be low
>> quality per se. The Mackie reduces the quality a little bit, would
>> have been better to have dedicated pre-amps preferably with
>> ad-converters built in.
> from my own (unfortunately quite intimate) knowledge of the c1k, i'd
> readily agree with ralf that the sound quality will be rather limited.
> the problem of these beasts is that they sound sort-of-ok on-axis to me,
> but any off-axis sound is really badly colored. it gets a little better
> when you take out the hypercardioid thingy, but not much.
> i'd say the mackie pres won't be much of an issue with the c1k.
> it was an ok beginner's mike way back when, but these days many other
> models in the same price range have it for breakfast. plus it looks
> horrible (way to bulky), and that is a real issue in classical live
> recording situations).
>  But all in all if the recording sounds bad, its not the fault of the
>> tools used, but the fault of the technician;-) Only the poor
>> craftsmen blames his tools.
> the wise craftsman blames his tools when no-one's looking, and sneaks out
> for better ones as soon as financially possible.
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