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Early 1970's Studio Microphone
« on: February 24, 2019, 07:03:46 AM »
I need some help, and I know that this is VERY open ended, so I'm not looking for specifics (nor do I have any) ...

I have been asked to make some artwork for a recording from 1971. I would like to add a microphone or two to the artwork and I don't want to add a mic that was made in the mid 80's to a recording from 1971. So my question is, what were some popular / commonly used studio mics from that period?  Thanks for your help.

And before anyone asks, yes, I did use the Google'izer to look this up but I did not find any information that I felt comfortable with.

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Re: Early 1970's Studio Microphone
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 08:37:47 AM »
Neumann U47, U67, U87, AKG C12, RCA ribbons, etc. were all popular in N.A. studios. You will obviously need to include some other brands for different areas.

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Re: Early 1970's Studio Microphone
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 10:28:46 AM »
Ronmac & RockSuitCase,
Thank you both.  That was a big help!
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Re: Early 1970's Studio Microphone
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 10:30:24 AM »
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Re: Early 1970's Studio Microphone
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 02:29:09 PM »
I agree on the Sennheiser MD 421, and also her sister the MD 441, which I always thought was a very peak-space-age looking kind of mic. From a visual art standpoint, those two mics are icons of design in and of themselves.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/47010-REG/Sennheiser_MD441_U_MD441U_Dynamic_Microphone.html

In a similar vein, the old silver bodied AKG c414 EB also had that late 60s mod look.

https://vintageking.com/akg-c-414-four-pattern-ldc-mic-509-vintage

Definitely see those MD421s hovering around the greats.

The old Shure 545 or whatever the predecessor to the SM57 was called, was also a staple and an icon.
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