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wwittman

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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #120 on: March 08, 2008, 01:58:39 PM »

then there could be one that's cardioid with a 10dB pad, right?


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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #121 on: March 10, 2008, 04:05:09 AM »

wwittman wrote on Sat, 08 March 2008 12:58

then there could be one that's cardioid with a 10dB pad, right?





and a right angle adapter or swivel, like the old 451s?
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #122 on: March 10, 2008, 09:01:37 AM »

And the extension tubes like on the roof?
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #123 on: March 10, 2008, 01:53:08 PM »

And a large diaphragm lollipop?

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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #124 on: March 10, 2008, 10:14:28 PM »

And a built-in espresso maker?   Laughing
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #125 on: March 11, 2008, 06:21:35 AM »

The swivel is a great idea... we're not up to that quite yet... but it is definitely a great idea!!
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #126 on: March 12, 2008, 11:48:10 PM »

I just demo'd it on a Steinway 9 foot in an orchestral setting as a mono feature mic.
I recorded it next to a B&K 4011.
Very different. Sort of what you'd expect.
The 4011 was a little more sparkly. The KM69 was warmer and richer sounding. I'm not sure which one I'll use, but it was a really good use for the 69. Definitely a good piano mic.
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #127 on: March 13, 2008, 01:23:52 AM »

You should get some little sausage links of mic body tubing with male and female threads on each end machined with the capsule center pin connectors on each end also.

Then you can empirically find a cap value to put inside to give you 10dB attenuation. Screw-on 10dB pad.

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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #128 on: March 24, 2008, 02:32:13 PM »

Did my first remote gig with the KM69 and I was very impressed how it handled the Tanbur and Kamancheh perfectly.

I will say this, these mics require every bit of phantom power up to 48v you can provide.


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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #129 on: April 09, 2008, 11:49:02 AM »

At the risk of being a broken record I used the 69s on a few more remote gigs this past 2 weeks and here's where they worked:

1. Steinway piano with a 17 piece orchestra, five piece and 15 piece.
2. Flamenco guitar
3. Tanbur
4. Derek Trucks' old and dark resonator
5. Crazy Indian Slide guitar (Debashish B...)

Now that I've gotten a fair amount of out in the worl use out of this mic I have two suggestions for screw on mods:

1. Side address (less sensitive) tighter pattern (Think 150 hyper-cardoid).
2. A way to knock off the sensitivity a bit. Most likely at the capsule but I ain't a mic design guy, just thinkin out loud.

Also i got to hear a bit from Jerry Douglas about the trials, triumphs and tribulations Bil Vorndick and him had with the 69, the El Diablo and this DI/mic modeler stomp box they were helping to develop. HRM, it didn't suck but it ain't a mic...
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #130 on: April 09, 2008, 07:52:15 PM »

Any samples yet?  Very Happy
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #131 on: April 24, 2008, 02:33:06 AM »

I bought it.
It's officially a really good mic
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Re: The Mercenary answer to the KM 84?
« Reply #132 on: April 24, 2008, 04:03:30 PM »

Alan Meyerson wrote on Thu, 24 April 2008 02:33

I bought it.
It's officially a really good mic

Glad it's a reality to you now.

congrats.
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