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Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:01 pm
by ManFromGlass
On the other hand do you want strangers and tire kickers knowing about your personal life? Depending on how personal you get on your page.
And who your friends are. Friends may not be so discreet about your gear collection, when you plan your holidays and leave your key under the doormat etc. (yes I know, Mr Paranoid here)

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:11 pm
by Sam Spoons
CS70 wrote:However it’s worth saying that part of the appeal of Facebook is that you can access people’s profiles and get a feel about them. People with an empty profile, no friends and no activity at all come off as real odd and It wouldn’t really appeal to me we’re I to buy something.

Me too, though I prefer to buy from FB groups. Often in this case, if somebody rips another off the offended party will post in the group to the effect that the offending party should be avoided.

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:12 am
by CS70
ManFromGlass wrote:On the other hand do you want strangers and tire kickers knowing about your personal life? Depending on how personal you get on your page.
And who your friends are. Friends may not be so discreet about your gear collection, when you plan your holidays and leave your key under the doormat etc. (yes I know, Mr Paranoid here)

No of course, but it's all about what you mean by "personal". People read about celebrities in newspapers and think they know them People see fb profiles and do the same.. they're both mistakes. But having a face to relate to, and a few hundreds faces that claim to have the pleasure of your acquaintance kinda helps giving the feel that you're a real person, it's your real name, living in a real place and being what you say do and you're not a scam identity

One may like it or not and it's a novel way of dealing with people, but it's now a reality of our times...

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:06 am
by Wonks
You simply manage your profile, so you only put on what you want to put on. So if you want it music orientated, then put up a few pics of kit and a few 'been recording today' posts. You can make most of it up if you want (within believable reason) and simply create a public persona.

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:09 pm
by ManFromGlass
Exactly. So a professional scam artist could do that in a heartbeat.

I would guess that we all have FB friends who aren’t as security savvy and who will post things that are best kept private. I know there have always been scammers throughout the ages but the internet seems to have made that all so much easier. In spite of my views here I am still an optimist and assume the best of the human race and that we like to treat each other fairly, especially when it comes to gear! And because of these postings I will definitely consider selling gear through FB but perhaps under a different persona. I can’t imagine mine would be the only customized alter ego on FB.

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:25 pm
by Julian_M
Wonks wrote:You can certainly have too many C1000s.

Just having one really oversteps the mark.

That's not absolutely accurate . . . . I've made very good use of the case and wouldn't mind another . . . case that it is :)

I blush at the memory of just how utterly ignorant I was when I allowed myself to be convinced that a c1000 was, I quote, 'Just perfect for you because it can record acoustic guitars and vocals' :headbang:

Thankfully that was over 20 years ago and as that's the only purchasing decision I really cringe about , I got off pretty lightly :)

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 am
by Arpangel
Julian_M wrote:
Wonks wrote:You can certainly have too many C1000s.

Just having one really oversteps the mark.

That's not absolutely accurate . . . . I've made very good use of the case and wouldn't mind another . . . case that it is :)

I blush at the memory of just how utterly ignorant I was when I allowed myself to be convinced that a c1000 was, I quote, 'Just perfect for you because it can record acoustic guitars and vocals' :headbang:

Thankfully that was over 20 years ago and as that's the only purchasing decision I really cringe about , I got off pretty lightly :)

Isn't there a box, or a piece of software that claims to "make any microphone sound like a U87" If it works with a C1000 then they deserve the Nobel Prize...

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:51 am
by blinddrew
There's things like the Slate: https://www.slatedigital.com/virtual-microphone-system/
but they're starting with something a bit better than the C1000 :D

Re: Can you have too many microphones?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:15 am
by Arpangel
blinddrew wrote:There's things like the Slate: https://www.slatedigital.com/virtual-microphone-system/
but they're starting with something a bit better than the C1000 :D

What's that? an SM58?

:D :D