Thu, 23 April 2009
I’ve used a few different vocal mics on George Hrab over the years. Most often, I’ve turned to the Audio-Technica AT4033/SE. Now that we’re in the middle of recording his sixth album, I figured I’d do a little vocal mic shootout and thought it might be fun to get some opinions of the listeners. Now, of course, in this mp3 of the podcast, the differences between the mics will be less pronounced but, for those who wish to download and import files into their DAW, 24-bit WAV files can be downloaded below. They’re all in sync so one can just line them up and A-B. In alphabetical order, the mics featured are: AKG C-1000S, medium diaphragm condenser Apex 460, large diaphragm tube condenser (modified) Audio-technica AT4033/SE, large diaphragm condenser Cascade C-77, ribbon Heil PR-40, large element moving coil Mojave Audio MA-200, large diaphragm tube condenser Neumann TLM-103, large diaphragm condenser Oktava MK-219, large diaphragm condenser (modified by Oktavamod) If you’d like to play along at home, the individual WAV files are available on this page: We’ll tally up the results of listeners’ preferences and announce them on next week’s Geologic Podcast. In the meantime, if you’d like to know the identities of each microphone, I’ll post a comment revealing them in the next few days.