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    Best mic type for violin?

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    Hello, I have a simple (I hope) question. What's the best type of Mic to record a violin with? Condenser, diaphragm, etc ; I'm confused, thank you

    Also, if you have a Mic you recommend, it would be appreciated.

    Thanks again
    -Joshua

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    I've had very good results with an Audio Technica AT853.

    It's a small SDC, more typically used for choirs and ensembles, but works a treat when placed above and a couple of feet from the violin.

    Here's a short sample (just over a minute):

    two degrees of separation sample

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    That's a nice sample, GZ.

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    Close? SDC's. Room? LDC's.

    Both? Both.

    Sort of depends on the sound you're looking for and how it fits in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    Close? SDC's. Room? LDC's.

    Both? Both.

    Sort of depends on the sound you're looking for and how it fits in the mix.
    Forgive me, I have no idea what the abbreviations mean lol. It would probably be close, are Rode NT1As good?

    While we're at it, are things like these good?http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0117E33PG/ref=mp_s_a_1_18?qid=1444536370&sr=8-18&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=Recording+mic&dpPl=1&dpID=41QGZ94BJuL&ref=plSrch
    Last edited by shadowolf104; 10-10-2015 at 22:07. Reason: More info

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    Sdc=small diaphragm condenser.

    Ldc=large diaphragm condenser.

    Dpa makes the best close mics for violin.
    Jay Walsh
    Farview Recording. I am also the forum spokesmodel for Terasyne Amplification

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    That thing is fine. It works by absorbing your voice, so it doesn't fill the room and find its way back into the mic. It also keeps other sounds out.

    This would not be recommended for violin.
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    Coles ribbons, two off.

    Don't I just wish!

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    I recorded the sister violin to Paganini's instrument with a Fathead 2. It sounded great.
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    Schoep's sdc ?

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