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Microphones What Mic are they using?

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by dvsDave, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    Spot a mic you can't identify? Something classic, or just unfamiliar? Post a picture or a video here, and see if the community can help ID it!
     
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    What prompted this idea for this thread was this:


    Watching this music video tonight and I just don't recognize the mic she's using. Anybody have any ideas?
     
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    kind of looks like a sennheiser md 441
     
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    Yup, 441. Only sennheiser would make a mic that looks like you should speak into the side of it when it is designed to speak into the tip.

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    The MD441 is a dynamic with a super cardioid pattern. Pattern control is unusually uniform across the frequency response. It also has a very effective internal shock mount. Great on voice and trumpet, but does almost anything competently.
     
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    Completely agree. But while the internal shock mount was great, the weak point was the clear plastic stand clips that did not stand any rough treatment found in real-life environments. I think they later produced a black clip that was less brittle. I remember gluing those clear clips regularly. I am sure we have a box of 4 of them somewhere out the back (mics and clips). My introduction to using the 441 was as a vocal mic for a band pianist back in the early 1980s. Back then the mic kit included a MD441, a MD421 and a MD416 (and some Shure 565s and 545s and AKG C451s).
     
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    I had a 441 for a while until I badly needed the money. I fully intend on buying another one soon. Stevie Nicks used it for live vocals for years. I used mine primarily on brass, it was killer on trombone. I used it on tour along with a e906 on trumpet, 421 on tenor sax, and re20 on baritone sax. Kind of hard to make those sound bad. I like to start out with good front end and then the need to hack up an EQ is really not applicable. I've also used the 441 on snare which sounded amazing but there's too much risk of getting it smacked. I agree that the clip is crap. Same as the 421; I am actually going to be ordering a couple of spare 421 clips on my next Sennheiser order. They're $25, kind of expensive for a stand adapter, but there's nothing else that can even be rigged to work (that I've found). I put a piece of tape on the part of the mic that the clip slides into. That way if the button on the clip gets pressed or fails then it can't slide out. It can still break, and it's flimsy enough to do so quite easily, but at least it won't slide out. I also taped the 441 clip but don't remember at the moment exactly how.
     
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    It is interesting to see how the classic mics that have stood the test of time.
    I love the 441.
     
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    I've been wondering for the past few weeks about what mic effie trinket uses in the reaping ceremonies


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    This microphone is from our high school. It might be original to the school. Our school opened in 1970's. I am curious if anyone can identify this mic.
    (FYI, we have nice, newer ones then this)
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    Electro-Voice RE-10 or RE-15.


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    Nether of those, It's An Electro-Voice 635a
    common for radio and TV production work
     
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    Looking at that, that looks like ours. Thanks!
     
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    The EV 635A is one tough microphone. You can nail scenery together with it and it will still work like a charm.
     
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    And from the looks of it, somebody did.
     
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    I found this slightly entertaining at a jazz choir concert tonight. Ch 15 is a Sennheiser e835. Ch 16 is a sm58. This is what it took to get the two to sound similar. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1392260218.737458.jpg
     
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