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Re: I'll probably regret this, but... (mic recommendation)

Postby John Willett » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:22 pm

Mike Stranks wrote:Stand-easy chaps...

I've done the deal...

Rode NT1000

(Thanks for all suggestions.)

Aah - the Rodent 1000 ;)
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Re: I'll probably regret this, but... (mic recommendation)

Postby John Willett » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:24 pm

Ariosto wrote:I did actually hear a shootout on line at Anderton's this morning between a Lewitt 440 Pure - a Sontronics STC-3X - a Neumann ? (102?) - an Aston (Spirit?). The Lewitt was considered too sibilant and I definitely agreed, and the Neumann OK but nothing special at twice the price, but the Sontronics was considered the best, which I really liked, as it seemed so smooth on a female voice. The Aston was good as well. Both British mic's.

Although the Sontronics is made in China - it's British designed and the designer concentrated on having a smooth top end, rather than the nasty gritty top end that most Chinese mics seem to have.
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Re: I'll probably regret this, but... (mic recommendation)

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:34 pm

Ariosto wrote:but the Sontronics was considered the best, which I really liked, as it seemed so smooth on a female voice. The Aston was good as well. Both British mic's.

Can't speak for the Sontronics or the others but I've got the Aston Spirit and it's a good general purpose mic. (Usual caveats apply, particularly the one in my sig block).

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