Micpedia is about to embark on a massive recording of shootouts with classical instruments. The site will soon allow community members to submit their own recorded shootouts. In the ShootOuts section, users will be able to select mics to compare and sound sources to filter the list for that combination. Eventually, with your help, Micpedia can provide an organized database of shootout files. Please check back as we build this.
Can you guess which is the AKG C 12 and which is the Neumann U 67?
Step 1. Listen two different mics in the same environment.
Step 2. Guess mics.
Step 3. Reveal!
By Ron Streicher
Microphone selection is the ‘black art’ of the recording process and although everyone does it, few can explain adequately how or why they do what they do…