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Meriphew

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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2004, 04:20:57 pm »

When tracking my vox I normally use a Soundelux Elux 251 for lead, and either a Beta 58 or a 57 for BGV's.

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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2004, 09:54:43 am »

wwest wrote on Sun, 07 November 2004 09:35

 It's the american distributed C-12.  



i didn't know that bit of trivia.

the C-12a looks like a 414, but it's silver, and has the tube circuit that a C-12 has, and the capsule of the, later to be designed, 414.....as i've been told at least.

a brilliant mic, amazing on many sources.
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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2004, 10:20:39 am »

It was actually distributed in North America under Norelco (yes, as in Norelco razors).  It says "Norelco" on the front and says "made in Austria by AKG".

I've looked at those mics and often wondered if Norelco did, in fact, get the design idea for their razors from that microphone.

10-15 years ago no one knew what the hell that mic was, now you're hard pressed to find them......and when you do, people are awfully proud of them and not very willing to part with them.
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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2004, 11:20:52 am »

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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2004, 11:38:33 am »

for me is usually boils down to either an SM7 or U99.
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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2004, 02:00:52 pm »

usually a nevaton mc51. sometimes senn 421. i just was on a session using a beyer m88 that was really nice on female vocals.  it's been a while, but i used to use that royer modded mxl mic a lot... also that newish audio technica 4040.

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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2004, 04:50:07 pm »

My C12a simply says "AKG" on the front.

The norelco ones are cool.
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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2004, 01:15:23 pm »

I use a Rode Classic II most of the time.

I'd be interested to know why people have chosen the SM57 over a 58.
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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2004, 03:04:23 pm »

tiggie wrote on Fri, 12 November 2004 18:15

I use a Rode Classic II most of the time.

I'd be interested to know why people have chosen the SM57 over a 58.


Personally, my voice never sounded good through a 58 live or in the studio.  I've always preferred a 57 for voice.  FWIW, my group backed up Robert Gordon, the rockabilly cat.  He sang live through a 57.  Also, I always seem to nick my teeth against that big silver ball on the 58.  My front teeth are cracked all to hell.  I hate 58s.  Plus, don't they cost a little more?
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Re: vocal mic of choice.
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2004, 03:14:19 pm »

[/quote]

Personally, my voice never sounded good through a 58 live or in the studio.  I've always preferred a 57 for voice.  FWIW, my group backed up Robert Gordon, the rockabilly cat.  He sang live through a 57.  Also, I always seem to nick my teeth against that big silver ball on the 58.  My front teeth are cracked all to hell.  [/quote]

i remember reading somewhere jonathan davis of korn refuses to use a 58 (or any mic with a round capsule) for the same reason.

as for recording, a studio i work at has a U47 tube so that has become the go to vocal mic. although i must say i do alot of regular work with a certain band and their singer's voice only sounds better on the u47 compared to anything except a 58. b4 the u47 showed up i'd usually use a TLM-170.
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