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: 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.
One of the worlds best dynamic microphones under $500!
20 January 2012
Summary: This microphone is great for so many applications. Generally used for close mic applications (within 12"). Great for vocals, wind instruments, drums and percsssion, and electric instrument amplifiers.
Summary: - Why you bought it ** I wanted to try a LDD, couldn't afford a SM7, always saw these in the 70's vids (Concert for Bangla Desh, etc.), good rep. - What you like most about it ** Freekin' rocks; no need for EQ, less artifacts than LDC's when using my cheap pre's, sounds cool and smooth and "pro" with just a touch of compression & limiting. - What you dislike about it ** Whack mounting.