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grantis

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CAD Equitek E-200
« on: May 31, 2007, 02:16:54 am »

Anybody ever used this microphone?

I just demo-ed one, and IMO, it sounds AWFUL.  Cheap sounding low end, honky mids, absent high end.  I'd heard good things about it too......
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 08:56:40 am »

a friend of mine had an older e200, recording an entire singer songwriter thing straight to disk, i thought it sounded great. not sure if the newer cad mics are the same quality? or maybe it just worked well for his gig

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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 10:39:41 am »

the E-100's are amazing for tom mics, rooms, bass, acoustic git, and some vocals
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 10:42:53 am »

I think the E-100 is quite a bit more useful than the E-200.  I have an E-300 which has seen a fair amount of lead vocal duty.  It's not a good fit for everyone, but on the right singer, it works great.  (This is a familiar story, no?)
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007, 10:44:42 am »

jimmyjazz wrote on Thu, 31 May 2007 09:42

but on the right singer, it works great.  (This is a familiar story, no?)


nope.  Shure SM-7 works on every one i've put on it.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 11:13:15 am »

maybe it just didn't work on my vocal, and perhaps it would sound great on somebody else..... but for about the same money, i could get an SM-7.....i've heard those work on EVERYBODY.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 01:16:58 pm »

And funny, I've had an RE20 work more often than an SM7....

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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 03:48:18 pm »

I've been neglecting my E-100, gonna have to trot that sucker out.

We use an RE-20 on vox all the time. I'm thinking of grabbing a PR-40 soon too.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 04:06:25 pm »

M Carter wrote on Thu, 31 May 2007 12:16

And funny, I've had an RE20 work more often than an SM7....

gofigure.



well, we are talking about two mics built specifically for the capture of the human voice.

which ever you prefer, the application is the same.

don't get me wrong, i totally dig seeing a big U-47 in front of a singer, i just got tired of lining up 3 - 6 mics to hear which one would work best.  the  SM-7 just works every time i've tried it.  in the last 2 years, i've stopped reaching for anything else.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007, 04:25:04 pm »

That's what I was getting at.  It's crazy how the same tool works so differently in someone else's hands.

rattleyour -

the pr-40 is great.  I've tried it on vocals, kick, and bass, sounded great on all of them.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2007, 04:36:28 pm »

Quote:

the SM-7 just works every time i've tried it. in the last 2 years, i've stopped reaching for anything else.


surprised you haven't tried the M88, but i agree the sm7 is great.

i sang on a record with 4 songs through a $6,000 josephson mic and 4 songs with an M88. the josephson needed some de-essing and eq, the M88 needed nothing.

go figure.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2007, 04:57:56 pm »

M88 is great. Superb in a bass drum too, but the diaphragms don't take it too well for a long time.

I've never liked an RE-20 on anything, but it's possible the one I have access to is knackered and that's why I don't like it. A couple of the other techs use it fairly often, just not my thing.

The one time I used an SM-7 I liked it. Through a chandler channel strip if I remember rightly.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2007, 05:53:34 pm »

M Carter wrote on Thu, 31 May 2007 13:25

That's what I was getting at.  It's crazy how the same tool works so differently in someone else's hands.

rattleyour -

the pr-40 is great.  I've tried it on vocals, kick, and bass, sounded great on all of them.


Indeed, one of our guys tends to reach for his U-87 every time on vox-- doesn't always stick with it but that's his first shot.

Personally, I usually prefer our iFet7-- but homeboy kinda avoids it. Diff'nt Strokes...

I've recorded some lovely vox with a KM-84, not one you hear about much for singing.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2007, 06:33:37 pm »

yeah, the engineer (who shall remain nameless.....) who did my band's dying record used an M88 on the snare.  MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I'VE EVER HEARD.  ok, perhaps an exageration, but it worked really well.
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Re: CAD Equitek E-200
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2007, 11:03:11 pm »

Yeah, the M88's are great for snares, kicks, toms, etc.
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