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

Chooch Schubert choochus at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 14:26:00 PDT 2010

RecordingHacks has a great database of microphones as well as many mic
shoot-outs on the blog. The shoot-outs are particularly helpful as he'll
take many similar microphones with a wide range of prices and you can hear
samples of what they all sound like. Many times there are much less
expensive mics that sound comparable or better than the most expensive even
on the same source.



2010/8/19 Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>

> On Thu, 2010-08-19 at 13:20 +0000, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > 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 experienced the same. I started with ORTF from outside the grand piano
> and it ended with one C 1000 kissing the high strings in front and the
> other kissing the low strings in the back oft the grand piano. I kept
> cardioid, didn't tested hypercadioid. Just lifting the microphones 50 cm
> over the strings with some angle and the sound became muddy. We did some
> recordings with some distance from the strings and I guess this
> recordings can't be 'repaired'.
> The microphone has got a very good price-performance ratio. We had a
> much more expensive Sony stereo microphone too, but I didn't like it. I
> only have got a Realistic dynamic Shure clone at the moment. Just one
> friend has got some Brauners and an Art mic pre-amp, but he wasn't
> reachable.
> At the moment I'm thinking of buying the C 1000 myself, some time ago I
> planed to buy some Behringer mics and to tweak them. It's not that I say
> the AKG mic is a bad one. I wonder if 4 of them inside a grand piano
> could do the job. First I thought this might a less expensive solution,
> but I'm sceptic now.
> Neumann, Shoeps, Telefunken or just a capsule by Haun aren't payable for
> the pianist or for me.
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