Re: [LAU] OT: Microphone choice for pipe organ

From: Andre Majorel <aym-psd@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Jun 15 2010 - 02:06:43 EEST

On 2010-06-13 22:40 +0100, Jonathan Gazeley wrote:

> So, is anyone able to recommend good quality but inexpensive dynamic
> mics that can cope with the loud SPL of a pipe organ at ten feet,
> have a low background noise, and don't mind being at the end of a
> 20m XLR cable?

If the mics are far from a source in a very reverberant space, you
might be better served by SDC as they tend to have a smoother
off-axis response.

Also, omnis might be better for that kind of spectrum. I think
that many cardioids are designed for flat LF response at 20 cm or
some such short distance. On a distant source, they roll off the LF.

I'd try a pair of cheap "measurement" mikes like the T-bone MM-1,
Behringer ECM8000 etc. They're omni and the capsule is certainly
small !

This is all theoretical, I've never done this. You could ask on

André Majorel
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Received on Tue Jun 15 04:15:02 2010

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