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Eric H.

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Re: Milab DC-196 microphone
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2009, 11:00:13 am »

Barry Hufker wrote on Wed, 18 February 2009 22:17

Mono: I don't worry about mono compatibility (OK I do, but I also don't). If someone is still listening in mono then screw them.  This is the age of stereo (and for some, surround).  That's why I like spaced omni.  If we're going to have stereo, then let's really have stereo!!




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Re: Milab DC-196 microphone
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2009, 11:01:23 pm »

Eric H. wrote on Sat, 07 March 2009 08:00

Barry Hufker wrote on Wed, 18 February 2009 22:17

Mono: I don't worry about mono compatibility (OK I do, but I also don't). If someone is still listening in mono then screw them.  This is the age of stereo (and for some, surround).  That's why I like spaced omni.  If we're going to have stereo, then let's really have stereo!!




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+2. And that's why sometimes on recordings that are not meant to be realism- psychedelic rock & the like- sometimes I'll intentionally NOT use matched mics in a stereo pair.  To get them to be a bit more different from each other.
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Re: Milab DC-196 microphone
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2009, 08:16:23 am »

Barry Hufker wrote on Wed, 18 February 2009 16:17

Of course one doesn't have to use hypercardioid, but can use any pattern.

Mono: I don't worry about mono compatibility (OK I do, but I also don't). If someone is still listening in mono then screw them.  This is the age of stereo (and for some, surround).  That's why I like spaced omni.  If we're going to have stereo, then let's really have stereo!!





Still? A lot of cheap batterypowered gears with headphones will play stereoMP3s/radio but has only mono out. Often with one channel phasereversed.

However, i have about two dozens of milab/pearl microphones and i really likes them. They are also very rugged, some of mine has been on the road for almost 40years and are still in mint condition.
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Barry Hufker

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Re: Milab DC-196 microphone
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2009, 12:06:51 pm »

"...some of mine has been on the road for almost 40 years and are still in mint condition."

I think that sentence says as much about your care towards your gear as it does about the microphones' construction quality.

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Re: Milab DC-196 microphone
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2009, 02:18:49 pm »

Hi,


There was a pair of Tim de Paverencini's mic's at Nomis studios in the early '90's. Nobody every used them but me. They were not beloved at all for vocals, but often on acoustic gtr and percussion. - til we discovered Calrecs . . .
 Never tried them on choirs or string sections, but I bet they were the nuts.

 Kndest regards,


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Ted Olausson

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Re: Milab DC-196 microphone
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2009, 07:06:14 pm »

Barry Hufker wrote on Wed, 11 March 2009 11:06

"...some of mine has been on the road for almost 40 years and are still in mint condition."

I think that sentence says as much about your care towards your gear as it does about the microphones' construction quality.




Not really, they (Milab LC-25/LC-28,as in the picture) are very sturdy built and can take abuse that would send most other mics to the scrapheap.

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Oops, i can see that the camera in my cellphone has taken some beatings. sorry...
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