Avantone makes great mics! Here is an overview of three different models. All three have different characteristics. The CK-7 is a well rounded mic. It has more of a mid range sound compared to the CK-1 and the CR-14. I would use the CK-7 for more vocal applications. The CK-1 is a brighter sounding mic. This mic is more directional and is used mostly for over head drum mics or acoustic instruments. My favorite is the CR-14 ribbon mic. It is a darker sounding mic, but if you did not know already, ribbon mics are closer to the true sound of what your ears hear. If you use this mic, you will need to apply more equalization to get the desired sound you are looking for. I could use the ribbon mic in almost any application. Check out this video I made. It shuffles through the CK-1, CK-7, and the CR-14. Hope this help out your decision.
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The Shure PG81-XLR is a very versatile instrument microphone; I’ve been using it on stage and in the studio for about 15 years now. In the video below, you will hear how well it performs in studio settings; this time, I had to record the classical guitar part and make it sit well in this orchestral piece. The last part of the piece will feature the guitar part on its own while the orchestra takes over in some of the previous sections of the piece.
Over the years, I have been using this mic on stage, in guitar trios, as well as in the studio. At times, it even performed well for me on vocal parts, but it is mainly suited for acoustic guitars and percussion such as overhead positions on drum-sets. The PG81-XLR boasts an in-house battery compartment – this way, I never had to rely on phantom power which isn’t always available, especially when it comes to direct boxes.
Come join us this Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 5:00PM for a microphone clinic hosted by the legendary microphone company, Shure. Paul Morris and Jenn Liang-Chaboud will be doing an educational session on microphone characteristics, such as, polar patterns, and dynamic vs. condenser. Also, we will be covering wireless systems, which includes the new FP wireless made for DSLR.
We encourage all you singers to come down and check it out, we might even ask you up on stage.
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This is a 6-channel system. Line6′ award winning wireless technology and clarity now has a wireless microphone. The XD-V35 has great clarity and is modeled after the Shure SM58 mic. This system has a very easy to use one touch technology for a quick and painless setup and runs on a 2.4 Ghz band which means no interference from Wi-Fi, cell towers, and other transmitting devices! Consider the XD-V35 for your next gig, karaoke night, party, or prank!