Audio Examples 4 LDC Microphones Tested On Acoustic Guitar


Which Microphone Do You Prefer in this Example?

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The Microphones + Preamps:

Wunder CM7 (Forssell SMP-500)
Slate VMS (U47 MKII/1073)
Blue Bottle B6 Capsule (Sonic Farm Creamer+)
Chandler REDD (Built in preamp)

Slight ambience added (Bricasti M7). No other processing. Files are not perfectly level matched (B is just a bit quieter), so please adjust accordingly if needed.





 

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I see a couple people voted. What are your thoughts on these 4 clips? Would love to hear some opinions! :thinking: :smile:
 

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Thanks for doing this! I really couldn't pick a favorite. Kind of bouncing between A and D. A 47-ish mic is not my preference for acoustic guitar but I found them all quite useable. None of them were as open as I like at the top end but them being mp3 files may have had an impact there but that's also the nature of the beast with the 47 family. I assume they are high bitrate!? SInce the Slate VMS is around $2500 less than the competitors in this challenge and would not be the difference between winning a Grammy or not, I think that's a strong testimonial to Slate and his group.
 

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Thanks for doing this! I really couldn't pick a favorite. Kind of bouncing between A and D. A 47-ish mic is not my preference for acoustic guitar but I found them all quite useable. None of them were as open as I like at the top end but them being mp3 files may have had an impact there but that's also the nature of the beast with the 47 family. I assume they are high bitrate!? SInce the Slate VMS is around $2500 less than the competitors in this challenge and would not be the difference between winning a Grammy or not, I think that's a strong testimonial to Slate and his group.

Thanks for listening and commenting. They are indeed 320KBps Mp3 files. My choice is usually SDC on acoustic, but that's just my preference.
 

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And for anyone following this, here are the microphones used in this test.

A = VMS
B = REDD
C = CM7
D = BLUE BOTTLE/B6
 
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