It's Not What We Sell, It's How We Sell.

How often do you get to have 18 different microphones to test side-by-side? From basic studio workhorses like Neumann to more exotic choices like Soundfield, Blue, Horch, Coles or Gefels? Studio Logic is offering a free download to engineers, musicians and producers that will allow them to literally try out a wide range of mics without leaving the seat behind their console. Offered on the download, all performances were captured at 96K and can be imported into your DAW for review. 

“People are always asking me what sounds best in this setting or for that usage”, says Studio Logic Founder, George Hajioannou. “I like to let them hear for themselves and decide - that’s what this download is all about”. With that approach in mind, this shoot-out comparison allows the listener to preview a variety of microphones on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. Recorded at a top East Coast recording facility in the New York City area, the test is a simple comparison recorded through an SSL 9000 K series console with no compression and no EQ. Recorded into a Digidesign 192 audio interface at 96K to a Pro Tools HD Accel system, each microphone was put at the same angle and distance from the source. Each performance was done for each microphone.

Microphones included in the comparison range is retail price from $100.00 to over $5,000.00. “It’s been surprising to many listeners” says Hajioannou” that in some cases the most expensive microphones didn’t offer the best results for certain applications. This download will allow the producer or engineer to make the choices that sound best to their ear or for a particular application”. Whenever possible, says Hajioannou” I like to help a facility create the sound they want to achieve instead of just telling them what type of gear to buy”.

Featured Microphones

AEA R84 Horch RM2J
AKG C12VR Neumann M147
Blue Bottle Neumann M149
Blue Dragonfly Neumann Solution D
Blue Kiwi Neumann U87
Coles 4038 Sennheiser MD421
Gefel M990 Shure SM57
Gefel UM92.1S Sony C800G
Gefel UMT 70 Soundfield

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