Summary: This is a FANTASTIC microphone - I recorded a quartet last week with it, and I love it! It tends to like to be used CLOSELY (1-2 feet away), and can change the sound a bit when used off-axis or further away, but, it's well worth your investment if you're recording vocal music or high-quality narratives.
Summary: Favorite mic for brass and guitar amps. Great for musicians familiar with the mic in a live setting or in a studio, but mic can easily and inadvertently be disconnected from clip with a finger in the wrong place when adjusting position... not for the uninitiated in a festival setting.
Summary: Aloha, this time I want to give you some quick impressions on the Sennheiser Mk 4 large diaphragm cardioid microphone that just arrived in my studio. I use several older dynamic Sennheiser mics and I usually like what they do and the quality of their products. This mic is made in Germany, it's solid, pretty heavy and sells for 300 Euros which is an amazing price in my point of view.
Summary: I found it to be too warm and harsh for video game commentaries and vocal work. SM7b keeps knocking all these cheap mics out. It's natural. I need to get natural mics! If you want warmth and harsh and a muddy sound then get this.
Summary: RE27 or MD421 II ? That was the choice for me. No phantom power stuff that requires unnecessary interfacing etc. After hearing both on air, and comparing the technical specs of many, many, microphones the most natural and to my ears and also has a unique sound, the Sennheiser won the battle. You can select the rolloff filters easily...something that is a PITA with the RE-27. Very pleased with it. Sounds great plugged straight into my Kenwoods and Icoms.
Summary: I have heard the Sennheiser MD421 on the air and they have sounded awesome. Most people who write reviews haven't actually heard themselves on audio. I know when I'm hearing a Sennheiser MD421 II Dynamic Microphone as it is a clean, sharp and very easy to listen to. I have pulled the sounds out of these mics during pile-ups before I could get any other calls. I like listen to these mikes as they sound like they should and much more.
Dynamic mic with warmth and depth for Jazz Guitar, and much more!
5 May 2012
Summary: There is disagreement in the guitar community as to whether or not this is a great recording mic. I bought mine to record Jazz. I couldn't be happier. The sound is rich, warm, and sweet. Is it worth the extra money when a SM-57 is a third the price? I say yes if you can. If not, the SM-57 will get the job done, but doesn't have the fat lows and rich mids you are looking for in a Jazz mic. With the low end roll off switch, you can dial this baby in for any use..
Summary: Both mics are sonically excellent and exactly as described visually -slight blemishes. Using them on percussion applications with incredible results!! The 'big-boys' use these on drums and I can see why!! They're incredible!!! For use on toms -nothing compares; they have really taken my projects to a whole new level.