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J.J. Blair

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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2007, 11:42:12 pm »

A CK12 capsule can do things that a SM7 can never touch.  There is an "air" to them that is indeed wonderful.  I've been using one of my 414EBs on a record that I'm currently doing for all my "ooh" and "aah" pads.  They glisten.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2007, 04:15:10 pm »

J.J. Blair wrote on Mon, 20 August 2007 22:42

A CK12 capsule can do things that a SM7 can never touch.  There is an "air" to them that is indeed wonderful.  I've been using one of my 414EBs on a record that I'm currently doing for all my "ooh" and "aah" pads.  They glisten.


Strewth.

And they seem to take EQ oh-so-gracefully.
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M Carter

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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 11:14:30 pm »

414's of any type are my desert island mic.  I've never had them not work on something.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2007, 08:47:52 am »

Not to digress here, but I was thinking about (never tried it always use my 414's) using my sm81's in xy for OH. Ready... GO!
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2007, 08:54:37 am »

I've never really dug on sm81's, but I've only tried them on hi-hat... so..

Typical use for 414's for me is three of them in a triangle pointing up from the floor around the kit with a couple of far mics for overheads.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2007, 10:56:14 am »

I went through an SM81 phase a while back.   Used them on overhead religiously for a few years.   Now I'm back to either ribbon mics or the 414's...   not even sure why.   I just think the sonic picture of the kit is always accurate with the 414's.   The low end is always right there, too.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2007, 05:45:40 pm »

for me, i've never really liked 414's.  mcsnare recommended using them for a few specific applications and i dug it.

i saw these EB's and figured i'd give them a try.  talking to mcsnare during that session revealed the truth of the matter.

they really are different then a "new" 414, and they are GREAT!

i can't say i've been converted to a "fan".  but i'm much more open to using them.  especially the EB's

SM81's i've only used for acoustic guitar.  they did OK.

i haven't found many shure mics i'm thrilled about.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2007, 06:12:34 pm »

I really like our KSM-44's, great on OH's, rooms, bass cab. There was a 414 (not an EB) floating around for a while and I prefered the Shure on pretty much everything.

I'd like to try the KSM32 as well (fixed cardiod) but haven't had a chance.

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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2007, 07:19:33 pm »

I did a record a couple years ago with a 414EB (silver) on snare through a telefunken v76 tube pre.

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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2007, 07:23:31 pm »

Here's my "old boys". One c412 and one c414E.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2007, 08:52:09 pm »

People (especially our classical clients) seem to dig on the TLII models as well (although I haven't really heard much of a difference), the majority of my experience has been with the B-ULS models.  From all indications the new ones (the X series?) sound much different than the old ones, and those ridiculous LED's don't make much sense to me.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2007, 09:47:17 pm »

I had borrowed a matched pair of silver EBs with the CK12 capsules for a couple of years.
They were my first experience with a great mic, and I'd love to own a pair someday.

Great on overheads, vocals, guitar, toms.
Whatever.
A true desert island mic.
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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2007, 12:51:56 am »

Any time you are in LA and want to come use a pair ...

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"The negative aspects of this business, not only will continue to prevail, but will continue to accelerate in madness. Conditions aren't going to get better, because the economics of rock and roll are getting closer and closer to the economics of Big Business America." - Bill Graham

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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2007, 07:46:26 am »

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Re: AKG 414-EB
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2007, 12:00:55 pm »

J.J. Blair wrote on Thu, 23 August 2007 23:51

Any time you are in LA and want to come use a pair ...

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'Tis a nice collection.

I like the idea of mounting the microphones to the wall of the mic locker.
But what about dust and other such factors?


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