[Ardour-Users] OT: recording mike recommendation

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 14:40:48 PDT 2010

I've not recorded much acoustic piano recording but years ago I bought
a pair of NT1's and have always found them to be good at anything
general purpose. Looking at the Rode site these days it appears
they've been replaced by the NT1-A's. I'm sure that's a good mic also.

2010/8/19 Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com>:
> The NT5s aren't bad SDCs for the money certainly.  What mic to
> reccomend depends on the situation, but heck if we want to talk direct
> competitor to the C1000 even down to looking the same, there is the
> Rode M3 which I will take over the C1000 after having used it(Plus
> getting 2 of them for a buck each didn't hurt;)  Heck I think the M3
> costs significantly less in fact, and is more flexible in my
> experience, heck I even have one sitting on a snare at the moment as I
> like the sound of it in this case.
> If you want more general purpose condensors, I would probably look at
> the NT1, especially if I was going to do piano recording or the like
> in that price range, but can also be used for vocal recording in a
> pinch and a few other things(I have tossed them in crash boxes
> before).  Heck Rode in general I am finding to be good buys for the
> money obviously.
>      Seablade
> 2010/8/19 Jörn Nettingsmeier <nettings at stackingdwarves.net>:
>> On 19.08.2010 13:51, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> 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.
>> don't. get a matched pair of rode nt5 instead. if you can spend a little
>> more, the nt55 might be interesting, since they come with swappable omni
>> capsules included. i haven*t had a chance to test the latter, though, but
>> maybe you get a chance to listen to them in the shop before you buy. or use
>> an online retailer and make use of your right to return them if they are not
>> satisfactory.
>> best,
>> jörn
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