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Re: why is there only €5 difference between the Rode M1 and M2?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:56 pm

Dfira's problem is unwanted ambient noise and, as he has found, there's no point at all using a half-decent mic in a noisy room; you just get a good quality recording of a crap-sounding room! :lol:

The ideal solution would be to fix the room acoustics, but plan B is to exclude as much room as possible, and close miking with an insensitive dynamic is one way to get there.
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Re: why is there only €5 difference between the Rode M1 and M2?

Postby dfira » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:58 pm

Correct! I wonder if it's painfully obvious to you guys in the recordings, but there's a big resonance bump at around 140 - 160hz and then again at its double. This is no doubt because I'm positioned in the corner of a room, mic placed on top of a sturdy large wooden desk... In a small room that is almost a perfect square! I couldn't have it any worse!

I really need to make a trip to the DIY store some day soon.

You guys were right... :headbang:
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Re: why is there only €5 difference between the Rode M1 and M2?

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:35 am

Compared to 80% of what is on YT your recordings are very good* but, equally, it's nice to be right once in a while ;)

Hopefully your trip to B&Q will be well worth the effort :thumbup:

* By which I mean your standards are high and your ears are good...
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