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Re: mic recommendations; akg C3000 any thoughts?
all electronics and Jameco have a prety god selection
of electret mic elements. Sometimes electronc goldmine
will have a batch also.
--- Dave Trenkel <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a pair of the C3000b's, and I love them. It
> really depends on the
> model, I had an original C3000 and hated it, very
> brittle and harsh on the
> high end. The C3000b is much better, IMHO one of the
> great cheap mics, I use
> it for acoustic guitars, percussion, drum overheads,
> pretty much anywhere I
> have to when O run out of better mics :-)
> All this mic talk is so subjective though, a mic I
> might love, you might put
> onto a source and curse my name. So take everything
> I say with a grain or 2
> of fine grain sea salt :-)
> The message board at tapeop.com is a great place to
> discuss this kind of
> stuff in the company of relatively cool people.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "L.A. Angulo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 1:50 PM
> Subject: Re: mic recommendations; akg C3000 any
> > whar are your thoughts on the AKG C3000? i am
> > because i have it but i havenīt really been able
> > warm up to it, although it was highly
> > tried recording acoustic guitars with it but i
> > dont like the sound too much,it seems a bit cold
> > somehow.Maybe i am doing something wrong...
> > Luis
> > --- Mech <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> At 3:21 AM -0700 6/16/07, RICK WALKER wrote:
> >> >
> >> >I've always had to attempt champagne living on a
> >> beer budget
> >> >throughout my musical career as a professional
> >> >producer/drummer/percussionist/band leader.
> >> I can wholeheartedly agree with the same
> >> So, in the same
> >> spirit, here's another mic tip.
> >> Back in the mid-80's, I was going through
> >> technology
> >> classes at university. Our teacher -- who was
> >> a professional
> >> studio owner of a pretty darn nice studio for its
> >> day, mostly
> >> catering to overflow from the Nashville market --
> >> showed us this
> >> trick:
> >> He took a fairly high-end AKG microphone which
> >> several hundred
> >> dollars (I think it was the original C1000), and
> >> scoped it on the
> >> RTA. He then brought out this *thing*. It
> >> like a soda straw
> >> with a bunch of electrical tape and a jack on one
> >> end. He plugged in
> >> that mic and scoped it, then compared the two
> >> snapshots -- the
> >> frequency response was identical! We spent a
> >> more time doing
> >> blind tests between the real mic and this little
> >> homemade thing, and
> >> none of us could tell the difference.
> >> Here's what he had done. He had gone down to
> >> Shack, and
> >> purchased one of the mic elements they sell in
> >> parts section.
> >> He'd then soldered wires to the terminals, and
> >> the element
> >> (rear-end first) down an ordinary drinking straw,
> >> merely taping
> >> around the sides to hold it in place. On the
> >> opposite end of the
> >> wires running down the inside of the straw, he
> >> soldered a standard
> >> XLR jack. Later, he showed us a more "advanced"
> >> model where he'd
> >> soldered an adapter for a 9-volt battery and a
> >> switch, so he
> >> wouldn't have to rely on phantom power.
> >> It turns out that the Rat Shack mic elements were
> >> from the exact same
> >> parts source as those in the AKG. The only
> >> difference was that AKG
> >> would put them through a bit more QC.
> >> he'd have to use
> >> two or three elements before finding one that was
> >> perfect. The soda
> >> straw was merely a quick and easy housing to
> >> everything around.
> >> You could just as easily use something a little
> >> sturdy.
> >> Considering the cost (95 cents for each mic
> >> $1.95 for a good
> >> XLR jack, and a few pennies for wire, solder, and
> >> straw), it was
> >> worth the time to check a couple of elements.
> >> Especially since you
> >> were getting a $400 mic for less than $5.
> >> --m.
> >> --
> >> _____
> >> "I want to keep you alive so there is always the
> >> possibility of
> >> murder... later"
> > www.myspace.com/luisangulocom
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