Re: [linux-audio-user] building the dream Linux music box

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] building the dream Linux music box
From: Paul Winkler (pw_lists_AT_slinkp.com)
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 17:24:08 EET


On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 11:35:37PM +0900, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> You will
> need to get at least one condenser mic as well. They are the best for
> recording.

Now Patrick, you should know you can't make blanket statements
like that where audio is concerned :-p

It depends a lot on *what* you're recording, and on the mic
in question. There is certainly no shortage of bad condenser mics
on the market. I'd take a good dynamic mic (Sennheiser MD-421
or 441, EV RE-20, Shure SM-7 to name a few) over crap
(but common) condensers like the AKG CS-1000 any day.
There are many applications where dynamic mics are still
the mic of choice (notably close-miking drums and
amplifiers, but also sometimes rock vocals).
Remember Michael Jackson's "Thriller"? One of the
biggest-selling records ever? They could have
used any microphone in the world for lead vocals, and
they chose a Shure SM-7. Whatever you think of the music,
there's no denying that it's a top-notch pop vocal recording.

And let's not forget ribbon mics.
I would *love* to be able to afford a Royer, but even
a Beyer M-500 or something would be nice to have
and would do pretty well on just about any source
except really really quiet stuff.

-- 

Paul Winkler http://www.slinkp.com "Welcome to Muppet Labs, where the future is made - today!"


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