2 mics comparison

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el_guitarrero
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2 mics comparison

Post by el_guitarrero » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Hello everyone,

what do you think, i have two mics in direct comparison.
Its always the same short excerpt mic a then mic b.
Played with Ramirez 1a.

https://soundcloud.com/use1414/test-2-mics-ramirez
1. Fandanguillo/ Torroba
2. Preludio / H. Ayala
3. RDLA / Tarrega

Which sounds better? ...Edit: Later i will tell which Mics we're used....

Thanks. :merci:

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martinardo
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Re: 2 mics comparison

Post by martinardo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:27 pm

They both sound OK. I think that the first one is a little more "forward" and hence a touch clearer.
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Tonit
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Re: 2 mics comparison

Post by Tonit » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:49 pm

The first one is better.
I cannot be so sure checking it out on my laptop, but the first one has apparently wider freq response and dynamic response (or sensitivity if you like) than the second one. (it may not be "rated" performance as they use various methods that sometimes confuse consumers).

Also I do not like the resonant freq of the second one too midrangy.

But again it also depends on where you put your microphone so the second one can also be improved.
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el_guitarrero
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Re: 2 mics comparison

Post by el_guitarrero » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:55 pm

Thank you!

Both mics were put at the same place simultaneously, 14th fret, 1.5 feet distance pointing towards soundhole.
I chose the same setting for both to make a reliable compsrison.



Thanks so far for the Input tonit and martinardo, very good remarks about the sound!

Best,
Michael

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