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    Smile Mic comparison!

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    I was testing and comparing my mics on my guitar stack. I record a 20 sec. of distorted guit, no EQs, nothing. I uploaded it, so if you want, you can listen these mp3 and compare the mics.

    I also took 2 pictures, to show how the mics were placed. So you can juge the situation by yourself.

    Note that all the mics are almost aiming a speaker the same way.

    Mp3s: (you must right click the link and download the files)

    http://www.hzzone.com/temp_audio/Shure_SM57.mp3
    http://www.hzzone.com/temp_audio/MXL_1006.mp3
    http://www.hzzone.com/temp_audio/Aud...ica_AT3031.mp3
    http://www.hzzone.com/temp_audio/StudioProject_C1.mp3
    http://www.hzzone.com/temp_audio/GrooveTube_AM62.mp3

    Images:

    http://www.hzzone.com/cab_mics1.htm
    http://www.hzzone.com/cab_mics2.htm

    enjoy!

    questions? comments?

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    cool test

    i thought that the MXL1006 sounded a bit midrangey, but the C1 was pretty cool. I use a sm57 so i know how it sounds, it's kind of in between , no too much bass/mid but not too much treble either.

    I'll probably say the c1 recording was the best, but thats cause its brighter and i kinda like that bright sound
    - Rye

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    to my ears (which are mnitoring on my headphones so take with a grain of salt) my vote would either be the C1 or the groovetubes (i like the groovetubes just a hair better)

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    I tought I'll had more participation!

    snif...

    hehe, nevermind

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    sadfsadf

    yeah, very cool. it's always interesting to see how different people like different sounds and different types of distortion. i love the really bassy sound, your guitar has that feel. but i usually crank the highs, and almost get rid of the mid. i use a metal zone mt-2 and play through a marshall MG100 half stack, so it gives a pretty badass sound. in your test, i liked the C1 too, gave a brighter sound. cool test!

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    i like the GT and the 57 the best. i liked the C1 the least.

    but i bet the 1006 would have sounded pretty good if you backed it up a little bit.

    i guess that is the problem with these tests, too many variables. all mics have preferred positions, and sound different in different directions to source, etc...

    however, i think that your test is not entirely useless. after listening to my own mics and mics i have tried in studios, and a couple of these comparisons, over a couple different systems, i think one can make some sort of valid general opinions...
    very truly yours,
    hugs and kisses,

    george.

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