Microphones Microphone Test

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Which Microphone do you prefer

  1. Mic 1

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  2. Mic 2

    83.3%
  3. Can't hear a difference

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  1. Jeanette

    Jeanette Organizress Cafe Moderator

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  3. Andrew Sanders

    Andrew Sanders Northern Commissioner for Caslm

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    First one brighter and more open sound. Second one less distinct and a "browner" sound.
    I think I prefer the first one, but I've got cloth ears.
     
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  4. spike

    spike Well-Known Member

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    I found No. 2 bettah. seemed warmer and fuller.
    No. 1 seemed a little thinner and toppy.
    Played thru the iMac internal speakers.
    I've also gotten cloth ears
     
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  5. kevgermany

    kevgermany ex Landrover Nut Cafe Moderator

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    On headphones, could hear little difference, except mic1 was left channel only, which rather gives the game away.
     
  6. AlanT

    AlanT Senior Member

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    I like #2
     
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  7. trimmy

    trimmy One day i will...

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    Number 2 !!
     
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  8. MikeMorrell

    MikeMorrell Still struggling to play better

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    # 2.
    Mic 1 sounder 'thinner'. The mid -bottom end of spectrum didn't come through for me.
    Mic 2 sounded much fuller and balanced to me over the whole spectrum. The higher frequencies still came through (as on mic 1) but the mid-bottom frequencies were more audible and much better in balance.

    I don't pretend that I know anything about this stuff but this is my vote from the Netherlands ;)
    Mike
     
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  9. Ivan

    Ivan Undecided

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    Two too
     
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  10. jbtsax

    jbtsax old and opinionated

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    Number 2 is a bit more to my liking. That melody is coming along quite nicely. I can tell you have worked quite a bit on that song. One of the difficulties on soprano especially is to try to match the timbre or color of the notes as much as possible. Of course the one that sticks out the most is the open C#. The note a half step away is the D that has quite a "mellow" sound which contrasts with the C# which is very "open" and dry sounding. You may want to experiment with playing the C# with the "long fingering" which is the low C# fingering with the octave key. It often helps the C# to more closely match the tone color of the D. On some saxes it helps to raise the first finger on the left hand, but on some it doesn't work.
     
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  11. Jeanette

    Jeanette Organizress Cafe Moderator

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    Thanks all, I'll have the opportunity to try a few different microphones this week along with a different interface :)

    Jx
     

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