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Old 09-17-2017, 11:55 PM
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Default 18 Cheap Large Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Mic Test

Hey my DUC brethren - cheap, well a few aren't that cheap but most are. Would love to hear what you think including "dude, you should buy better mics and pres etc..."

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UPDATE SEPT-19 - here's a link to a zip file containing the clips: http://bit.ly/2fgLkOC (251 MB - 18 clips of dry unprocessed mono vocals and 18 clips of stereo w/ music and light processed vocals but NO EQ, 44.1, 24 bit WAVs) NOTE: To Download click down arrow in the upper-right corner

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Old 09-18-2017, 03:42 AM
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Default Re: 18 Cheap Large Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Mic Test

are you providing high res files to download, or are we supposed to judge on youtube audio quality?
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:46 AM
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Default Re: 18 Cheap Large Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Mic Test

yeah youtube does kinda skew the data a bit.

My first mic was the MAudio Luna......it was a decent sounding mic for $30.

However I am currently in love with my Miktek CV4..... :)
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Default Re: 18 Cheap Large Diaphragm Condenser Vocal Mic Test

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are you providing high res files to download, or are we supposed to judge on youtube audio quality?
UPDATE SEPT-19 - here's a link to a zip file containing the clips: http://bit.ly/2fgLkOC (251 MB - 18 clips of dry unprocessed mono vocals and 18 clips of stereo w/ music and light processed vocals but NO EQ, 44.1, 24 bit WAVs) NOTE: To Download click down arrow in the upper-right corner


That's a great point! I'll bounce them out when I get home tonight and do 2 versions - one dry no music and one with music. I'll provide as individual 44.1, 24bit wav files for quick DAW import and comparison.
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