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Best choice of mics

Postby ryanthegecko » Wed May 07, 2008 5:10 pm

So I want to record 3 people with two mics (Mackie satellite)I will be purchasing two mics with this setup in mind but would like to have versatility.

First option: a matched pair of Rode NT5s(crossed, no particular focus)
Second: A sm57 directed at vocals and a Rode NT2-A in omni or figure 8 between guitars

Any glaring oversights or obvious alternatives?
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Re: Best choice of mics

Postby John Willett » Wed May 07, 2008 5:31 pm

Hi, ryanthegecko, welcome to the forum.

I think a matched pair of the Røde NT5 will probably be your best bet. Use in ORTF.
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Re: Best choice of mics

Postby EnlightenedHand » Wed May 07, 2008 6:52 pm

I agree with the NT5 pair. I also am a great proponent of ORTF as it is very useful. I use it for drum overheads all of the time. It is my absolute favorite overhead mic technique.

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Re: Best choice of mics

Postby ryanthegecko » Wed May 07, 2008 7:26 pm

Thanks peeps. I think the NT5s it will be
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