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Recommendation needed - Condensor mic for vocals and acoustic guitar

Discussion in 'Backline' started by DocSauerkraut, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. DocSauerkraut

    DocSauerkraut Member

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    Hi!
    Just as the title says, i'd appreciate any recommendations for a good condensor mic in the price range up to ~€300.

    Currently i am thinking about one of these 4 models with the Rode and the Sennheiser being my favourites.

    AKG Perception 420
    http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_perception_420.htm

    Rode NT2-A
    http://www.thomann.de/gb/rode_nt2a_studio_solution_set.htm

    Sennheiser MK4
    http://www.thomann.de/gb/sennheiser_mk4.htm

    AKG C214
    http://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_c214.htm


    Any comments on these models or any new ideas?

    Best,
    Thomas
     
  2. Chainsaw Calligraphy

    Chainsaw Calligraphy Connoisseur of Sound

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    A quick search should turn up loads of threads on this topic. I haven't used any of the mics you've listed, but if you can stretch your budget a little further the Audio Technica AT4040 should be ideal for you.
     
  3. jeid

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    Might be selling an Audio Technica AT4040, which is good for these jobs.
     
  4. BLUElightCory

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    The AKG C414 B-ULS is my desert-island mic, so I'm going to cast my vote for the 214. I've never used one, but I've heard comparison clips between the two and the 214 sounded mighty similar.
     
  5. Charlie E.

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    Same here. The 414 is my go to mic so the 214 should be pretty good I hope?
     
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    The 214 is pretty good. I've used a pair for room mics and they were excellent. If they had different patterns, they'd be crazy good
     

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