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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2018, 01:17:11 PM »

starting to love this one...

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What kind of mic is that muj?

A search turned up B9 Audio- https://b9audio.com/. Looks to be a Chinese microphone manufacturer emulating Schoeps. 

Their microphones look attractive, the published response graphs look good and the samples on the site sound nice, but not much info there otherwise.  Here's a cut-sheet on the Blumlien stereo microphone muj appears to be using- https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/48a8cb31-a4e2-44b6-a8d3-b3e77664ad9f/downloads/1ccqt2plq_835666.pdf

In addition to that and various cardioids, omnis, a supercard and and shotgun, there is a native B-format ambisonic microphone and an interesting emulation of the Schoeps KFM360 called the VR Ball- https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/48a8cb31-a4e2-44b6-a8d3-b3e77664ad9f/downloads/1ci1clsft_157637.pdf.

It is similar to KFM360 but includes the addition of a 2nd pair of fig-8's, vertically-oriented in addition to the horizontally-oriented 8's coincidently arranged with the flush-mounted omnis on either side of the sphere, as well as a front-center microphone position which apparently may be swapped between various polar patterns.  Making a total channel count of 7 recorded channels rather than 4 if all microphones are in use.  This one is interesting since the KFM360 has long represented a holy grail microphone for me (which is actually attainable, if not by myself), which has influenced my thinking about live music recording and the development of my oddball mic techniques. I dreamed up pretty much this same combination a few times over the years while thinking about that stuff and it's interesting to see such a flight of fancy appear as an actual product!

Hoping muj will chime in with more info and details on the qualities of the Blumlien stereo mic..
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2018, 01:30:09 PM »
Having a schoeps capsule (including the mighty mk6's) for every recording
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2018, 01:43:04 PM »
A search turned up B9 Audio- https://b9audio.com/.

Not to derail things too much, but (despite their web site leaving a lot to be desired) these are intriguing. 
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2018, 04:30:10 AM »

starting to love this one...

^^^^
What kind of mic is that muj?

A search turned up B9 Audio- https://b9audio.com/. Looks to be a Chinese microphone manufacturer emulating Schoeps. 

Their microphones look attractive, the published response graphs look good and the samples on the site sound nice, but not much info there otherwise.  Here's a cut-sheet on the Blumlien stereo microphone muj appears to be using- https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/48a8cb31-a4e2-44b6-a8d3-b3e77664ad9f/downloads/1ccqt2plq_835666.pdf

In addition to that and various cardioids, omnis, a supercard and and shotgun, there is a native B-format ambisonic microphone and an interesting emulation of the Schoeps KFM360 called the VR Ball- https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/48a8cb31-a4e2-44b6-a8d3-b3e77664ad9f/downloads/1ci1clsft_157637.pdf.

It is similar to KFM360 but includes the addition of a 2nd pair of fig-8's, vertically-oriented in addition to the horizontally-oriented 8's coincidently arranged with the flush-mounted omnis on either side of the sphere, as well as a front-center microphone position which apparently may be swapped between various polar patterns.  Making a total channel count of 7 recorded channels rather than 4 if all microphones are in use.  This one is interesting since the KFM360 has long represented a holy grail microphone for me (which is actually attainable, if not by myself), which has influenced my thinking about live music recording and the development of my oddball mic techniques. I dreamed up pretty much this same combination a few times over the years while thinking about that stuff and it's interesting to see such a flight of fancy appear as an actual product!

Hoping muj will chime in with more info and details on the qualities of the Blumlien stereo mic..



Taiwanese Company..big difference ( Taiwan has a western approach to QC)

The mic is only 830 usd..but they sound scaringly like schoeps...

I use mine With a Pearl ELM-C as a "mid" mic… i.e adjust the Level mid channel post Production, to correct phase or add more body to sound..etc

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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2018, 06:40:53 AM »

starting to love this one...

^^^^
What kind of mic is that muj?

A search turned up B9 Audio- https://b9audio.com/. Looks to be a Chinese microphone manufacturer emulating Schoeps. 

Their microphones look attractive, the published response graphs look good and the samples on the site sound nice, but not much info there otherwise.  Here's a cut-sheet on the Blumlien stereo microphone muj appears to be using- https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/48a8cb31-a4e2-44b6-a8d3-b3e77664ad9f/downloads/1ccqt2plq_835666.pdf

In addition to that and various cardioids, omnis, a supercard and and shotgun, there is a native B-format ambisonic microphone and an interesting emulation of the Schoeps KFM360 called the VR Ball- https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/48a8cb31-a4e2-44b6-a8d3-b3e77664ad9f/downloads/1ci1clsft_157637.pdf.

It is similar to KFM360 but includes the addition of a 2nd pair of fig-8's, vertically-oriented in addition to the horizontally-oriented 8's coincidently arranged with the flush-mounted omnis on either side of the sphere, as well as a front-center microphone position which apparently may be swapped between various polar patterns.  Making a total channel count of 7 recorded channels rather than 4 if all microphones are in use.  This one is interesting since the KFM360 has long represented a holy grail microphone for me (which is actually attainable, if not by myself), which has influenced my thinking about live music recording and the development of my oddball mic techniques. I dreamed up pretty much this same combination a few times over the years while thinking about that stuff and it's interesting to see such a flight of fancy appear as an actual product!

Hoping muj will chime in with more info and details on the qualities of the Blumlien stereo mic..

There's a thread on GS about these mics with the manufacturer commenting.
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/remote-possibilities-in-acoustic-music-and-location-recording/1143093-1-2-quot-condenser-blumlein-stereo-comments.html
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »
I have always wanted an AKG C422 and the like

also that schoeps M/S deathstar setup

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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2018, 09:08:54 AM »
Nice!
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2018, 10:26:25 AM »
I wan mics that shoot poison darts at talkers within a 5 ft. Radius.
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2018, 10:48:50 AM »
Only five feet?
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
These ones, of course!
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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2018, 04:05:57 PM »
These ones, of course!

 :clapping:   I was gonna say.... LOL

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Re: What are your "holy grail" mics?
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2018, 07:42:38 PM »
These ones, of course!

Rather long story but I'll keep it brief. I did sound for Cleese who was hired to do a roast of the senior partners at a High-end Philly law firm. The exec admin was a high-strung little shrew that abused both me and the kitchen staff.

Cleese saw what was up and stepped in and gave her the "business". Then invited me and few other plebes to have dinner with him and his wife and stuck her with the bill.

2 things struck me about him: He's REALLY fucking tall. And he's a true English gentleman...

 

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