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Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:15 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Sam Spoons wrote:The Blue Baby Bottle (SL) is not an expensive mic, is this a previous incarnation or the same as the current version?

It's the original version which Mike is using, and it was £630 when I reviewed it* (with the accessories). I think most hobbiests would call that 'expensive'...

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/blue-baby-bottle

Then again, £380 for the new model isn't exactly beer money, either! Although it's not serious pro-mic territory, I grant you.

*Good grief... 18 years ago! It's a vintage collectable mic now! :lol: I bought the review model because I like the way it sounded on male voice...

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:16 pm
by Mike Stranks
Sam Spoons wrote:The Blue Baby Bottle (SL) is not an expensive mic, is this a previous incarnation or the same as the current version?

Well it may not be expensive to you... :)

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:25 pm
by Sam Spoons
It's all relative, like you it's certainly more than I've ever spent on a mic...... But I'd describe it as mid range rather than expensive.

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:42 pm
by CS70
Now now... a Sony C800G is expensive :bouncy:

But word to what you said Mike: one absolutely does not need expensive microphones to get great results.

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:34 pm
by Martin Walker
Mike Stranks wrote:... if I can be metaphorical: my post is commenting on a set of tyres I'm using... it's not an introduction to the state of the worldwide rubber industry... :D

Beautifully put Mike - I'm surprised that no-one else commented on your lovely turn of phrase ;)


Martin

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:14 pm
by Sam Spoons
I gyuess we've just come to expect it :D

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:56 pm
by John Willett
ConcertinaChap wrote:
CS70 wrote:You don't know the power of the dark side of the mics!

Ah, to this day I miss the dedicated Microphones subforum. A place where you could say, "My name is CC and I am a micoholic" and everyone understood ...

CC

My name is John and I'm a micoholic. :mrgreen:

And - yes - I have always from the very start, bought the very best microphones I could afford. My thinking that, as the very beginning of the recording chain, the microphone was the most important part of the recording tools as it's the one item that converts acoustic energy into electrical energy and you have to get that right. :thumbup:

But I was a bit shocked to realise that if I had to buy them all again now I would have to fork out £50k or so. :o

Re: Spending money on microphones

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:48 pm
by ManFromGlass
Imagine what the next generation of micoholics will pay.
:crazy: