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Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:37 am
by Schnauzer
This is doing my head in.
This is the mic Robert Henke used in his granulator video, and now I see this turning up in this vid. (making of Isam Sounds)

http://youtu.be/jbJwyTkCJk0

anybody can shed some light on this?
and does this mic come with a white laboratory coat?

....must...resist...buying...more....gear.... :)

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:47 am
by Tamar UK

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:49 am
by fcarroll

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:15 am
by Schnauzer
Thanks,

anybody knows why use a measurement mic for this type of recordings?

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:42 am
by chrk
Schnauzer wrote:Thanks,

anybody knows why use a measurement mic for this type of recordings?
An omnidirectional polar pattern and spectral linearity suit the application quite well. They simply don't add much of their own 'character'.

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:14 pm
by Schnauzer
great,
Everything is answered then.
Thanks everybody.

onwards and upwards!

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:05 pm
by 3phase
chrk wrote:
Schnauzer wrote:Thanks,

anybody knows why use a measurement mic for this type of recordings?
An omnidirectional polar pattern and spectral linearity suit the application quite well. The simply don't add much of their own 'character'.


A flat frequency response comes hand in hand with the omnidirectional pattern.. so any measurement mike has that

But the omnidirectional pattern is actually a problem because our ear and listening sense is not really omnidirectional.. there are some wide kidney polar pattern designs that are actually the best for the what you hear is what you get fx...
with an internal highboost to compensate for the diffuse field.. so a mike that aims to capture the sound of the real event on tape is usually not a measurement mike.

An omniderectional mike will give you a flat frequency response but the room is allways part of the recording and therefore the sound event appears always a little distant and hollow compared to what you have heard in reality before..


Also.. the frequency response of a mike dont tells much about transient accuracy or other qualitys of the sound.. there are measurement mikes out there that are just for pa adjustment but horrible on recordings. I havent tested them.. but wouldnt be surprised if a behringer falls into that cattegory..


I just say that because it seems to be fashionable to show this scientivic style mikes in youtube videos lately.. more like a interior design fashion magazin factor..



However this shiny videos shouldnt hide that For creative soundsourcing any mike can be interesting, especially when you own a good preamp or grainshredder it afterwards anyway.

i have sampled some african drums with a 10 euro mike that internal distorts on the bass volume of the drums allready.. Hoorrrible :mrgreen: .but as sample... so much better than just a clean sample..

So as long you are into making your own sounds, what is a good thing, any mike can do..
you can start just right away with the most shitty childrens toy and call it style..

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:05 pm
by Tamar UK
3phase wrote: .............So as long you are into making your own sounds, what is a good thing, any mike can do..
you can start just right away with the most shitty childrens toy and call it style..
Hmmm that's my technique busted then :)

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:56 pm
by Schnauzer
Tamar UK wrote:
3phase wrote: .............So as long you are into making your own sounds, what is a good thing, any mike can do..
you can start just right away with the most shitty childrens toy and call it style..
Hmmm that's my technique busted then :)

lol

Re: Which microphone is this?

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:06 am
by Khazul
3phase wrote:Also.. the frequency response of a mike dont tells much about transient accuracy or other qualitys of the sound.. there are measurement mikes out there that are just for pa adjustment but horrible on recordings. I havent tested them.. but wouldnt be surprised if a behringer falls into that cattegory..
I wouldnt use them as direct mics, however many of these mics (the behringer one included) make for excellent room ambience recording mics to use alongside the direct mics. I have two of them - the behringer I got a long time ago for use with a live pa auto-feedback killer system and also what looks the same that came with the IK multimedia ARC system. Using the pair of them spread well apart in addition to directs gives really nice ambience.