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wwittman

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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2006, 12:46:55 pm »

I know. I feel so old-FASHIONED.

I'm thinking of recording a string section through a pair of headphones... what preamp should I use? Twisted Evil
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2006, 08:20:06 am »

I made my own with an old JVC 6" hi fi driver. A lot of reggae acts like it as I left it in the studio I use. I think it works best when the arrangements are sparce.
I found it was fun for a while, but have just gone back to a single mic as it was too easy to overload the low end of the mix so much that I'd have to filter it any way as there was too much clashing with the bass. So much so that I'd end up using the 'normal mic' on its own.
Barks


...did all that make sense?
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2006, 10:09:50 am »

Barkley McKay wrote on Sun, 03 December 2006 08:20


...did all that make sense?


Totally.
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wwittman

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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2006, 02:08:52 pm »

EXACTLY.

let's get all this cool sub bottom.

now let's highpass the piss out of EVERYTHING.


you don't need to do either.
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2006, 05:27:10 am »

If the theory of a much larger diaphram picking up the low end better was correct (I don't believe it is) shouldn't you be using a 15" or even an 18" speaker as a mic instead of little speakers like ns10s that roll off at 80hz?

just wondering.
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2006, 11:21:08 pm »

NS-10's go down as far as 80Hz?  Twisted Evil
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2006, 03:58:56 pm »

We use another speaker brand, i'll have to find out what it is, but the thing works!!  I'll report back soon.
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2006, 06:20:31 pm »



Thanks Steven!
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2006, 10:13:01 am »

I've used Auratones for this purpose a couple of times, works well for some applicaions. They're "tight"-sounding speakers and that seems to translate well when using them as a mic...

But there's no way I'd ever just use the speaker, it's got to be in combination with a mic - my personal favourite with the auras is an Audix D6.

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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2007, 02:23:43 am »

I've tracked several times using an NS10 as an addition on the kick. I find the sound works particularly well for rap...

And I can also imagine many situations where it would be of no use.
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2007, 01:11:38 pm »

The one I got here is an 8inch Goldwood sound.  It does the trick and I don't recall it being too pricey either.

I should point out that when A/Bing the woofer microphone wired to a 1/4" to DI, vs to an XLR, we liked the DI version better.
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2007, 01:40:46 pm »


Bang wrote on Tue, 02 January 2007 10:11


The one I got here is an 8inch Goldwood sound.  It does the trick and I don't recall it being too pricey either..


Thanks Bang!  I will try to track one down.

Bang wrote on Tue, 02 January 2007 10:11


I should point out that when A/Bing the woofer microphone wired to a 1/4" to DI, vs to an XLR, we liked the DI version better.


Vindication for my earlier post... Thanks again Bang.  I too use a DI and feel it makes a difference
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Re: Alternatives to NS10 as Mic?
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2007, 04:10:44 am »

i use an ns10 wolfer wired directly to an xlr pluged into a pre, i have used it on bass drum, and bass guitar. sometimes it works some times it gets cut. i would suspect a stock speaker out of a 96 toyota cammery to work just as well.
the thing i found with this technique is that it made the bass sound like it was there on systems that could not reproduce that bass. and it got this effect pretty effortlessly. although some times it was better to just raise 50-60Hz on the eq.

another thing, the ns10 i use is from a refurb shop. it has a creased cone, and cost me about $30. that beats the $300 subkick, and all i do for mounting is ziptie it to a short stand.
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