Microphone shootout method:Recorded in 24bits 96kHz format, downsampled and dithered to 16bits 44.1kHz using R8brain pro, and finally compressed to 360kbits VBR format using LAME mp3 encoder. Signal chain: Source > microphone Condenser:
Acoustic guitar distance: 12 inches, pointing toward 12th fret.
Female vox distance: 12 inches
Male vox distance: 12 inches
Acoustic guitar distance: 3 inches, pointing toward 12th fret.
Female vox distance: 3 inches
Male vox distance: 3 inches
*Please note that humans can hardly reproduce twice the exact same performance. However, particular attention was accorded to settings, keeping them as precise as possible. > John Hardy M1 preamp > Apogee Rosetta 200 > Cubase SX4. No Fx added.
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AKG C414 B-XL II large diaphragm
Neumann TLM103 large diaphragm
Neumann KM184 small diaphragm
Oktava MK-012 small diaphragm
Rode NT5 small diaphragm
Rode NT1000 large diaphragm
Audio-Technica ATM 41 small diaphragm
Sennheiser E845 small diaphragm
Shure SM57 small diaphragm
Studio Projects C1 (V.1) large diaphragm