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    Senior Member June-Bug-Dan's Avatar
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    Microphones?

    Hey,
    I've been listening and posting for about a year now and have heard a few pieces that have been played by the composers,
    I wanted to know what sort of microphone was used.
    I play the trumpet/cornet and want to get some decent recordings but cant decide on a mike?!?!?

    Can anyone help?

    Dan

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    Re: Microphones?

    Hold tight, there's is one man I would trust to give me the best possible info on this question. He should be along soon.
    Styxx

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    Re: Microphones?

    well ive just recently bought a samson Q7 which is great for all things instrumental, it being a copy of the industry standard (from what im told) the SM58, but i dont know that much about mics, so I await the microphone master....

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    Re: Microphones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen McMahan
    What type of music and how big is your space? Is it a treated space?

    Stephen
    The type of music is basically classical/concert band stuff (marches, medleys ext.) but i also play jazz/blues ext.
    My space is small and not treated.

    Dan.

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    Re: Microphones?

    Quote Originally Posted by June-Bug-Dan
    Hey,
    I've been listening and posting for about a year now and have heard a few pieces that have been played by the composers,
    I wanted to know what sort of microphone was used.
    I play the trumpet/cornet and want to get some decent recordings but cant decide on a mike?!?!?

    Can anyone help?

    Dan
    On a budget? Try:
    Shure SM-58
    Rode NT-1 - surprisingly good bang for buck, but might be a bit bright for the trumpet

    Got a couple grand to spare:
    royer r-121-$1,295; a cut above all the rest, especially for trumpet. need quality high gain mic pre for it. You can get a decent high gain pre amp for under $600.00, like Grace 101 Ribbon version.

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    Re: Microphones?

    I've used Sure beta 58, 87, AT-4040 and 4050 and a blue, blue, blue.
    Styxx

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    Re: Microphones?

    Using a L/D condenser will most always get you better results that a dynamic mic like a 58. Try searching through some of the recording forums. There has to be someone there who's recorded a trumpet. Good luck.

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    Re: Microphones?

    I have a trumpet section to record soon myself and I was originally planning on using u87's. But I was thinking of trying some Earthworks qtc40's instead. They're really natural sounding with extended impulse and high end response. Anyone round here ever use anything like that on trumpets?

    Howard

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    The Oktava MK012a-MSP (Matched Pair) are fantastic value for money. I have a pair and have recorded orchestras, chambermusic etc.

    http://oktava.com/inc/sdetail/489

    The sound is almost identical to Neumann KM84 (a pair approx. $2.000) but the price for a pair of Oktava mic's is only $426!

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