Horses for courses I suppose. I've had great results with the c1000 and the 4050 is a little lacking in top end for me. It's a bit like choosing a guitar though - a matter of personal taste..|
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:15:03 +0200
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Recommendations for Microphone and Archtop or Acoustic Guitar
> Louie Angulo schrieb:
> > ive tried the c1000 is quite nice as well but somehow the AT seems to
> > be more of whati m looking for my brother had an early at 2050 and i
> > was impressed with its quality recording acoustics!
> > cheers
> > Luis
> I always found the C1000 to be very peculiar - a contributor on (I think
> it was) recording.org once described it as "it has both too much and not
> enough hi-mids/his at the same time", and that basically nails it - I
> like to use it for close-miking percussion or drum OH if I'm after a
> very Eighties sound.
> Apart from that, it's very much a swiss army knife of a
> microphone...will run on battery power and is very reliable.
> The AT4050 is what I use for basically everything which does call for a
> large-diaphragm mike but at a little more distance than close-miking,
> e.g. on vocals in combination with a Solidtube
> (http://moinlabs.de/uploads/pics/ws_voc.jpg, although you may call this
> example over-engineering, since it was done to only capture a short
> shout: http://bit.ly/aDQ7GC).
> Summary: the AT4050 is good for everything. The C1000 is a little
> special in its sound characteristics, but contrary to the AT you won't
> need to worry subjecting it to rough handling on the road.
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