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Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« on: August 01, 2003, 01:04:24 AM »
Ok, I'm getting the Oktavas from Hoobash, now I need something to run them through.  The UA-5 looks like where I'm heading, but I don't know if I should got straight digi-mod, warm, or presence.

Ideas?
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2003, 01:14:16 AM »
running the oktavas myself through a usbpre, i think you should go with the presence mod, i think it would really brighten up these mics.  by nature they have a pretty warm sound...at least through my pre they do.  i have tapes of oktavas through the usbpre (sound devices pre-amp, similar to mp2) and some through a denecke ad-20, and i can get some through a v3 if you wanna hear comparisons.  i may put these together anyways just for reference.  i'm a big fan of the oktavas, for the money they can't be beat.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2003, 01:32:43 PM »
running the oktavas myself through a usbpre, i think you should go with the presence mod, i think it would really brighten up these mics.  by nature they have a pretty warm sound...at least through my pre they do.  i have tapes of oktavas through the usbpre (sound devices pre-amp, similar to mp2) and some through a denecke ad-20, and i can get some through a v3 if you wanna hear comparisons.  i may put these together anyways just for reference.  i'm a big fan of the oktavas, for the money they can't be beat.
Yeah, I'd love to hear a comparison!
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2003, 01:35:37 PM »
I would think that any pre mod is better than the staright digi mod fo sho!

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2003, 01:38:16 PM »
Some get great results with the W-mod UA-5 and MC012's.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2003, 11:39:42 PM »
I run the oktavas and just got a w-mod ua5

i have only taped a local band a couple of times, with pretty damn good results.

i taped them sat nite at a pretty damn bass heavy show, the sound is not as thick as i would have thought...more smooth across the low end.
it really sounds good on playback, and i thought the sound at the show was weak.

got lots more taping to do b/f i'm convinced...i'll keep you updated.

its gonna be pretty damn hard to beat the oktava>dmic combo i have been running
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2003, 12:13:12 PM »
Modifiy your Oktavas internally to handle bass better... I did it with mine and it was a huge difference.

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2003, 03:10:54 PM »
Modifiy your Oktavas internally to handle bass better... I did it with mine and it was a huge difference.

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2003, 06:08:48 PM »
Modifiy your Oktavas internally to handle bass better... I did it with mine and it was a huge difference.


no shit!!! :yikes:


i need to know how to do this...we all need to know how to do this :clapping:

please post what u did!!! ;D
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2003, 01:28:27 PM »
Modifiy your Oktavas internally to handle bass better... I did it with mine and it was a huge difference.
yeah joeshambro...
how did you mod the oktavas?  what was it that you didn't want to hear anymore and how did you determine what to modify?  i'd like to hear all about it...dunno if i will do it to my oktavas but i'm really interested in knowing about it.
also...whoever has been using the oktavas with other pre's, got anything to download?  i'd like to hear these mics with diff pres, i use a usbpre and like it but don't know what they'd sound like otherwise.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2003, 08:27:55 PM »
Joe? Any insight on the bass-mod?  Sounds interesting... bass seems to be the #1 complaint with oktava users/listeners.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2003, 08:34:42 PM »
Simp-Dawg,

What were your thoughts on the Oktavas with the AD-20?  I just picked up a pair and I can't decide which way I want to go with the preamp.

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2003, 01:32:53 PM »
they sounded pretty good, i only have one show with them, it was oysterhead at the fillmore in denver and i was a patcher at that time, but i thought they sounded fine.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2003, 06:00:23 PM »
I have a bunch of shows on archive.org that are MK012>UA-5(digi-out mod)>D8 if you want to check em out.  
There are the two Mamacita shows (one outdoor with cards, one indoor with hypers), sweet ass band.  
http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php?collection=etree&cat=Mamacita%3A%202002

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http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=2740
and 8-10-2002 with hypers indoors
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=2720


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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2003, 07:56:45 PM »
I got plenty of Oktava mc-012>ad-20 tapes if you need a sample. I use a Rolls for phantom power.  I get good results with this set up.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2003, 08:42:09 PM »
Decided to go with a pmod UA-5... we'll see what the results are pretty soon.

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2003, 08:41:20 AM »
Thanks wp, I would love to hear some of those tapes.  Do you have some samples up anywhere?

And Mike, I'm downloading some of that Mamacita right now.

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2003, 11:54:53 AM »
bob, click gdtstoo under a person's name to +T them, or click ptbm to -T them
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2003, 02:02:49 AM »
bob, click gdtstoo under a person's name to +T them, or click ptbm to -T them
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2003, 08:14:52 AM »
I was wondering the same thing.  Maybe its just disabled for us newbies.  

I've looked all over and I'll still can;t find it.  ???

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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2003, 11:57:16 AM »
Does anybody have any more details on the Octava MC012> DMIC-20 option? I'm considering getting a DMIC-20 with the volume knob mod for my Octavas. I haven't heard any Octava recordings with that pre/AD though. My original plan was to get a W-mod UA-5, but folks on this thread think the P-mod might be a better match. How is the quality of the preamp and the AD in that DMIC-20? I don't know too much about that unit.
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2003, 12:08:55 PM »
Does anybody have any more details on the Octava MC012> DMIC-20 option? I'm considering getting a DMIC-20 with the volume knob mod for my Octavas. I haven't heard any Octava recordings with that pre/AD though. My original plan was to get a W-mod UA-5, but folks on this thread think the P-mod might be a better match. How is the quality of the preamp and the AD in that DMIC-20? I don't know too much about that unit.

Don't know that p-mod being better is necessarily the consensus, just that some have had good results.  Matters more what sounds good to your ears, I think.  I'm going with the p-mod more because I got a screaming deal from someone here on ts.  I'm pretty confident it'll sound good, but we'll see...
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Re:Best UA-5 w/ Oktava MC012?
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2003, 12:28:35 PM »
Let us know how that p-mod works out for you.  I just bought a straight digi-mod from Oade and I figure I'll wait a little while to figure out whether I want to go p-mod or w-mod before I send it back.

You did get a great deal.  I was about ready to grab it when you did.  :P

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