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Mic Shootout m201 vs sm57 Guitar)

Discussion in 'Practice Room' started by Lasse Lammert, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    here's the shootout of sm57 and Beyerdynamic m201 on guitar.

    smae position and settings, no post-EQ of course

    57vs201

    I could definitely work with both


    fuck...forgot to add the Poll...
    just type your answer then
     
  2. Soundlurker

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    A=m201
    B=57

    hm, it's smoother than the 57 but I'm not sure how good that is. Yes, it's easier on the ear in this particular comparison but it's also less defined. I guess it would work better than the 57 for some styles, nice.
     
  3. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    I think the blend of both could be the perfect combination of mics....just accidently I had both of the files running simultaneously and really liked it
     
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    A -> m201
    B -> sm57

    They should sound good blended togheter, expecially with the m201 lower to give more body
     
  5. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    I really like the lowend of the 201 and the midrange of the 57...fucking perfect combination. (not saying your guesses are right....or wrong...waiting for some more replies and opinions)
     
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    Yeah I think
    a. m201
    b. sm57 because of the more scooped sound.

    But I think they would work great together, also for the fredman style, with the sm57 off axis...

    I think it is time to do this with an e606 and sm57 too.

    Would be very instresting to hear the e606 compared to the m201
     
  7. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    I only have a 906...did a comparison a while back (search this forum).
    you think B is more scooped? it clearly has more in the 300-3k range, A is definitely more scooped
     
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    a 57
    b 201
     
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    A = 201 I really like that character. Hm. Maybe get one...
     
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    Post clips of the blend! :p
     
  11. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut Mixing..Y U SO DIFFICULT?

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    A sounds awesome!!
     
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    A=57
    B=201 (seems a bit darker than A, which would be consistent with my experiences with the 201)

    Have tried the 201 a couple of times on guitar cabs but didn't like it, always preferred a 57 or 906.
     
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    A=201, I think.
     
  14. Lasse Lammert

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    ok, I'll reveal this one I think.

    as most of you have guessed A is the 201 and B the 57.

    I reallly like the aggressive midrange bite the 57 has..the 201 is a bit lacking in that departement.
    the 201 sounds bigger and wider though..for solo'd guits I prefer A but I see B winning in a dense mix....
    A reminded me more of the depth and biggnes something like the Gojira twoaf has...kinda condensor-like but still with the qualities of a dynamic mic.
    I'll certainly combine these mics in the future for some stuff to get a deeper lowend to the 57 flavor or to add midrange to the 201....
    I'm definitely glad I found and tried this mic cause I like it better than any other sm57 competition so far (better than 421, 906, royer, 414 etc for my taste). it will not replace the 57 for me (I'm a die hard 57-fan), but I can definitely see it being used for another flavor and/or more 3d in the guitars.

    I really like this mic...much better than I expected
     
  15. Morgan C

    Morgan C MAX LOUD PRESETS¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Strange.. I prefer A at the start with the slow riffs, but when it gets to the melodic riffing I much prefer B.
     
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    Both clips sound killer but i prefer clip A.
     

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