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Old 07-24-2004, 12:14 AM
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Im looking for a good condenser mic. got two in mind here they
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- rode ntk
- soundelux u195

If anybody has had any experience voice your comments , thanks

I record alot of vocals,(pop/rock/hiphop/spanish/ballad) and also do alot of acoustic guitar work. Will be recording alot of analog sources, piano, bass, etc..
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:52 AM
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They're both great. I had both, sold the NTK and kept the U195. The U195 costs twice as much...
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Old 07-24-2004, 09:15 AM
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Default Re: which condenser mic?

AKG just introduced two new versions of the 414 at NAMM. They LIST for $800 and sound stupid good. I especially liked the C 414B-XLS which is a bit less bright but smoother than its so-called "vocal mike" brother, the C 414B-XLII. They have a built in shock mount and are far less susceptible to pops than their predecessors or any of the low priced condensers I've tried.

I need to live with a mike for a while to really trust it but this was one of the best first-impressions of a mike that I can remember.
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:48 AM
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The U195 is a definite keeper, what pres are you using?
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Old 07-24-2004, 10:52 PM
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I love the NTK for jsut about anything so much I got two of them.
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: which condenser mic?

Hard to go wrong with either one, but the U195's the more versatile of the two IMO.
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Old 07-25-2004, 01:03 AM
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Default Re: which condenser mic?

well basically Im looking maybe to get a fmr rnp, or maybe a great river 2 channel buts its to expensive. I also need to get a 2 channel a/d d/a thinking maybe

-lavry a/d d/a
- mytek
-lucid 2496
- or waiting to see how the rosetta 200 sounds

looking for a a front end that'll sound better than digi's 192 i/o hd
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:24 AM
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If you are considering mic pre and and converter, don't overlook Focusrite.
The digital option cards sound better than the Lucid 2496 or Rosetta AD/96 that they were compared to and the pres sound nice.
I know you said the Rosetta200 but I was using the original Rosetta as a reference.
The NTK is by no means a U195 but it's hard to beat at $399.
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Old 07-29-2004, 05:00 PM
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Old 07-29-2004, 05:05 PM
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Neumann U87 go nuts
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