I noticed in your review of the Lewitt LCT 1040 microphone that it has a switchable 120Hz 6dB/octave high‑pass filter, for countering the proximity effect. If my mic doesn’t have this feature, can I just set up the same thing in my DAW channel EQ?
I have a Tram TR50 lavalier mic with a very low output level. I was thinking about getting an inline gain booster for it, but someone told me that this kind of device was not appropriate for lav mics...
I purchased some small‑diaphragm electret condenser microphones from 12 Gauge Microphones and can only use them on my non‑transformer input mic preamps. Do you know of a way to make these mics work with my transformer input preamps?
I picked up a couple of (large-diaphragm) AKG C214s, and they sound much more natural. Though that solved my problem, I'm still curious: is there such a thing as a 'soft'-sounding small-diaphragm condenser?
I couldn't use the Neumann TLM103 as my 'kicksnare' mic, as it couldn't handle the sound level produced by the drummer. Even with zero gain at the preamp this mic produced a distorted signal. What was I doing wrong?