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Most versatile Schoeps caps
« on: February 12, 2018, 05:00:16 PM »
For Schoeps users, if could could only have one set of caps what would you chose??  What Schoeps caps do people think are most versatile?  I know this will vary depending on opinions, but wanted some feedback.
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 05:05:34 PM »
For Schoeps users, if could could only have one set of caps what would you chose??  What Schoeps caps do people think are most versatile?  I know this will very depending on opinions, but wanted some feedback.

I truly don't think there's a "one-size fits all" solution when it comes to ANY capsules/patterns because it truly depends on the room. 

All things being equal, I loved my MK22's when I owned them and preferred the sound from them over the MK41's, however, with wookiness becoming more and more of a thing, the MK41's were very helpful when in noisier situations where I needed to "cut through the crap." 

If I was doing it again, I think I'd lean towards the MK22's or MK4's as my "one set" simply because I record in places where people are a lot more respectful (and the rooms can be a lot smaller).

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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 06:17:15 PM »
Adrianf74 appears to have similar taste to me. I have settled on Mk22s and Mk41s as my favorites. If I had to chose one capsule I would probably go with MK22s (or MK4s). I record a lot of smaller shows however. If I were recording at bigger venues, I would probably say MK41s.

From my experience pretty much every Schoeps capsule picks up talking at 100+ yards so there is no easy solution for the talking problem...
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 09:35:55 PM »
I guess it’s too obvious, but I love the Mk. 5.

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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 12:15:56 AM »
mk4  Cardioid but not too directional
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 08:58:46 PM »
mk22.

It's a wide enough pattern that it picks up a full bass and sounds perfect in the sweet spot, but it's directional enough to use from far away indoors. I run the mk22 pair every show.
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 08:04:29 AM »
If I had to pick only one set it would be the MK4V.

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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 08:29:44 AM »
If I had to pick only one set it would be the MK4V.

I'm thinking about selling my pair....
Recording:
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 11:27:26 AM »
Another vote for 4v. Sweet sounding with that slight HF boost, great if relatively close, say 50-75 feet, for a big room back by board love my 41v.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 01:50:28 PM »
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 02:27:57 PM »
IMO, the 4's or 41's ;)
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »
Obviously the MK5 is the most versatile cap since they are cardioid and omni selectable, but my favorites are the MK22 and MK41. If I could only have one it would be the MK41s.
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 12:32:46 AM »
41's.
Other caps might be better in certain situations, but 41's can be great from anywhere IMO...  and can save a recording when in bad situations.
 
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 06:19:55 AM »
Another vote for 4v. Sweet sounding with that slight HF boost, great if relatively close, say 50-75 feet, for a big room back by board love my 41v.

Is there a sonic difference between the MK4 and the MK4V ?
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Re: Most versatile Schoeps caps
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 09:36:46 AM »
Another vote for 4v. Sweet sounding with that slight HF boost, great if relatively close, say 50-75 feet, for a big room back by board love my 41v.

Is there a sonic difference between the MK4 and the MK4V ?


Yes - mk4v has a HF bump and then tapers off completely at inaudible frequencies (above 18khz) - mk4 is flat and doesn't taper off


Some prefer the mk4v sound - I do not - slightly too bright IMO but the main issue I had with them was they seemed to be hard to get to be pointed just right to get killer sound consistently - I did pull some great tapes with the mk4v but my best tapes have come from the mk4 and mk41

I have owned mk21, mk4, mk4v, mk41, mk5, and mk8 pairs over the years - I prefer the versitility of the mk4 in general, the mk5 and mk41 are close seconds
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