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Oct 1, 2021 - 8:21:33 PM
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I just ordered the Behringer c-2 pair of condensers for $49!!!  That's about $25 per mic.  They come as a matched pair.  I find that recording in stereo gives a much smoother and balanced sound on banjo (and guitar/mando) than using one mic.  I think it's because some of the frequencies get smoothed out by introducing the phase cancellations by using 2 mics.  In any case, I'm hoping for good things!

 

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I got the mics in the mail today and did a test drive recording.  I like them!


Edited by - Doug Knecht on 10/05/2021 10:17:47

Oct 10, 2021 - 4:48:35 PM
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Originally posted by banjo1971

I just ordered the Behringer c-2 pair of condensers for $49!!!  That's about $25 per mic.  They come as a matched pair. …

 


Dang! Sounds great. Here's a link for anyone else looking to pick these up.

Behringer C-2 pair $49

I use a matched pair of AKG C451B. Are they better? Yes but $1,210 better? Probably not.

AKG C451 B

What type of array are you using? XY, Near-Coincident, ORTF, Spaced capsules, other?

Oct 10, 2021 - 7:00:17 PM
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Originally posted by mikehalloran
quote:
Originally posted by banjo1971

I just ordered the Behringer c-2 pair of condensers for $49!!!  That's about $25 per mic.  They come as a matched pair. …

 


Dang! Sounds great. Here's a link for anyone else looking to pick these up.

Behringer C-2 pair $49

I use a matched pair of AKG C451B. Are they better? Yes but $1,210 better? Probably not.

AKG C451 B

What type of array are you using? XY, Near-Coincident, ORTF, Spaced capsules, other?


right now I'm experimenting with XY orientation.

Oct 13, 2021 - 4:54:21 PM

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Originally posted by banjo1971

I got the mics in the mail today and did a test drive recording.  I like them!


Sounds great!

What device are you recording onto? Any other devices in the chain? Where did you place the mics relative to the banjo?

Thanks.

Oct 23, 2021 - 3:19:08 PM

12427 posts since 6/2/2008

What does anyone think these would be like for live performance?

Nov 16, 2021 - 5:17:20 AM

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Hey Doug. Yeah, sounds great. Nothing like recording in stereo. I like your sound.

One thing I've been trying lately is to put one of the mics close to the head, and one out a ways (5-6) feet. I hard pan them Left - Right. it gives an interesting mix. I feel like the close mic is nice, but only captures part of the sound. The far-way mic captures all the frequencies, but doesn't have the presence. Mixing them together kind of creates some interesting blend. Might need to adjust mic distance, or move tracks in a DAW to fix phase issues...

Nov 26, 2021 - 1:09:58 PM
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Originally posted by Old Hickory

What does anyone think these would be like for live performance?


Probably pretty good if you used only one. May have to apply a bit of EQ to tame the highs and lessen the chance of feedback.

Nov 26, 2021 - 1:26:30 PM

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Originally posted by RevelationBanjo

Hey Doug. Yeah, sounds great. Nothing like recording in stereo. I like your sound.

One thing I've been trying lately is to put one of the mics close to the head, and one out a ways (5-6) feet. I hard pan them Left - Right. it gives an interesting mix. I feel like the close mic is nice, but only captures part of the sound. The far-way mic captures all the frequencies, but doesn't have the presence. Mixing them together kind of creates some interesting blend. Might need to adjust mic distance, or move tracks in a DAW to fix phase issues...


Some DAWs include a micro-delay for fixing such phase alignment problems—Digital Performer includes Precision Delay; Logic's is called Sample Delay.

Others are inexpensive. Eventide's Precision Time Align is perfect for this and is on sale for $29. I prefer its GUI over the one in DP but the functionality is the same.

Eventide Precision Time Align

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