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mic rant, and then i'll disappear again. i swear.
From: "diatom drone" <email@example.com>
is this a good mic for sampling in general?
i am sorry to say, when it comes to microphones there really, really is
life would be much easier if this were not true - but imho, if you are
going to spend any meaningful portion of the time you have on earth
devoted to this pursuit of recording, _please_ consider the parallel
devotion to the slow, methodical accumulation of a decent mic
think of it like stamps, coins, masterworks in oil, whatever you got to
do, but embrace that concept.
yes, you'll use the C1000S. it'll work for you, yes. then one day you're
going to be at some studio that has a pair of earthworks omnis and you're
gonna wonder where you've been all your life.
i've been collecting junk to make acoustic instruments out of and all i
have is an sm57
ALL you have? again - mho, and please note that it, and a token, will get
you on the subway - but if you have but one mic in your life it is so
totally the one to have. let no one sully the honor of the noble 57. you
can do lots, lots worse.
so i've been putting it off.
that's ok - the point is, you'll buy more than one new mic in your life.
and really, no one mic is ever gonna "do it all". really. you
gotta jump in somewhere - just remind yourself, "this is only the
i mean i'd LOVE a pair of akg 414s but who has that kind of cash laying
so save up, and start with one then. you will never regret it (once you
regain consciousness) - but you won't use is on everything, all the time
either. at least, not after 4 or 5 months of using it on everything all
you're gonna have to be honest in your assessments every time you mic up
anything - sometimes that C1000S _is_ the answer, and those pricey
km184's go back into the locker.
c1000s are more in my price range so if they're what i'm after
that'd be great
trouble is, you'll only know by living with it in a variety of situations
for a little while, and even then - you'll need other mics to form a
basis for comparison. most mics exhibit coloration. hell, that's why you
choose them! is the coloration of a given mic working for you in a given
situation? can't tell you how often i break out a couple of tiny, plastic
mics i have that came with original-issue mono cassette recorders (yknow,
the mics with the "start/stop" switches on em?) cause they have
a certain, special sound.
ok, not a very GOOD sound.... but when it's the RIGHT sound....
i'm not the first person to say this. i'm not even the best person to say
mics are just like an artists' paintbrushes. look at how a painter
chooses a particular brush for a particular effect or nuance. you
wouldn't see renoir use a castell camelhair pinpoint to paint the new
addition on his house.
and you won't see albini do that either.
the only problems with this little example being that renoir is dead, and
albini already owns every mic in the world. in matched pairs, but you get
get that collection going! start slow. keep adding. and have A GREAT TIME
ok! ok! i'm done!
just what the world needs....