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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2016, 06:46:20 PM »

So all other things being equal, if I knew that for some reason I couldn't place my microphones in free space but would need to place them close to ... something, I would lean toward cardioids rather than supercardioids,

So the takeaway is that just like some people are tall and others are short, one would need to contemplate their own place in the continuum between space/nothing and dense/solid when choosing the proper capsule.   ;)

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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2016, 09:05:47 PM »
Great thread gents, answering many questions that have been bouncing around in my skull.  :cheers:

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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2016, 10:01:05 PM »
I have the mk4v, mk41v, mk22, and mk3 pairs. I will prefer the hyper or the sub in certain situations, but the 4v tape is always just fine. If I had to have only one set of capsules it would be between the mk22 and the mk4v.

In a hat, its obvious, the mk4v.
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Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2016, 11:20:17 PM »
MK4 for sure! Most widely used cap IMO! I don't care for the V series caps as much as the regular front-address caps! As always, YMMV ;) That said, the V series ARE easier to ste&lth ;)
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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2016, 07:43:10 AM »
for a hat is a club, mk4v all day.

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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2016, 10:48:05 AM »
Great thread gents, answering many questions that have been bouncing around in my skull.  :cheers:

Yes - lots of good info. Thanks everyone for helping me out. It looks like the general consensus is in agreement with the friend who also recommended the MK4Vs, so it looks like that will be the way I go. It will take a bit of time to get everything purchased and set up, but I will try and post something here once I have given the gear a test run. This is the first time I've taken advantage of the forums here and it was really helpful.

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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2016, 02:23:03 PM »
Great thread gents, answering many questions that have been bouncing around in my skull.  :cheers:

Yes - lots of good info. Thanks everyone for helping me out. It looks like the general consensus is in agreement with the friend who also recommended the MK4Vs, so it looks like that will be the way I go. It will take a bit of time to get everything purchased and set up, but I will try and post something here once I have given the gear a test run. This is the first time I've taken advantage of the forums here and it was really helpful.
Almsot the same topic

I am also saving up money for a MK4 or 4V...I use a MK41 at the moment for open taping and I also in smaller clubs, therefore I would like to get the additional mic.... Stack recordings sound better with an cardoid mic instead of an hyper at least in my humble opinion

Before I pull the trigger(and this will take a few additional month)..I would like to get detailed infromation how to "set up/install" the MK4V..since the cap is longer than the MK41...  A picture of a setup will make my day...hope to reveive a PM's!

Or would the MK5 be the best solution?

Note: I have 2 Nob  cables, a side out and a regular for open taping tape Jazz, Rock, Bluesrock etc but nothing real loud.

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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2016, 09:11:30 AM »
most times i run the mk41, i regret not manning up and running the 4s or the 21s.  hypers are just the 'safe' capsule, but hardly needed when there are 20 sets of mics....

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Re: Which Schoeps would be good for me?
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2016, 10:43:17 AM »
I always run the mk22, as its usually the tape I prefer.
Recording:
Capsules: Schoeps mk41v (x2), mk4v (x2), mk22 (x2), mk3 (x2), mk21 & mk8
Cables: 2x nbob KCY, 1 pair nbob actives, Darktrain 2 and 4 channel KCY extensions:
Preamps:    Naiant Littlebox, Naiant IPA, Naiant PFA, Sound Devices Mixpre6
Recorders: Sound Devices Mixpre6, Sony PCM m10
Home Playback: Mytek DSD 192> Adcom SLC 505> Marantz Ma500 (x2)> Eminent Tech LFT-16; Musical Fidelity xCan v2> Hifiman HE-400
Office Playback: Grace m903> AKG k701

 

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