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Klaus Heyne

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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2010, 02:48:09 am »

Me thinks, doing it "organic", with just  the diaphragm tension, may have less audible side effects than doing it with an NFB circuit.
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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2010, 09:49:08 pm »

Another up for the KMS84.  I use mine in the studio all the time.  When I am recording a live concert, I try to talk to the foh person to use it on vocals, and it has always sounded great.  Removing the wind screen allows it to be used in other instrument situations.  Very nice mic.
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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2010, 08:55:50 pm »

Can anyone tell me what the material is supposed to be inside of the grill of a KMS84?  I've not been able to use mine on vocals because the low frequencies roll-off far too high with the grill on.  With the grill off, it more or less matches a KM84 with the pad selected.  I don't know if it's visible from the picture but mine has a thick black cloth/felt like material.  Hard to tell if this is how the mic came or was added after the fact.

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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2010, 08:57:36 pm »

And because it hasn't appeared in this thread, a pic of the KMS84:

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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2010, 09:04:12 pm »

And the capsule with the grill off:

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Mark Lemaire

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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2010, 12:02:08 am »

Great photos! Looks like a standard 84 cap. On the amplifier, though, I see a rolloff switch. Is the -10 pad also on the KMS84?

By the way- have been using an 84 on close lead vocals now at several gigs with nothing added but a simple foam 'puffball' and the bass shelved down. Works great- no problem with 'plosives.
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Re: KM84 as live vocal mic?
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2010, 11:10:45 am »

The pad is a permanent part of the circuit.  It also has a low frequency roll-off for plosives and a slight dip around 7khz for sibilance.
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