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Re: New Nevaton MC59/S microphones in action
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 06:01:17 PM »
^ Yeah, it is pretty rare to see more than one stand at a show here. Hell, it is pretty rare to see even one stand! Popmarter and I meet up sometimes, though, to make a (small) section...

In the photo, I am the one on the left side wearing the hoodie and Popmarter is in the center wearing the Polo shirt.

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Re: New Nevaton MC59/S microphones in action
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2020, 01:47:05 PM »
Aaronj his recording is on LMA now: https://archive.org/details/supersuckers2020-02-07.dpa4015c.sbd.flac

Sounds very good and way better than the tiny room :) A job well done!
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Re: New Nevaton MC59/S microphones in action
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2021, 09:38:43 AM »
 
Bump for reference...
hot licks > microphones > recorder



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Re: New Nevaton MC59/S microphones in action
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2022, 10:59:03 PM »
Here's my MC59S matched pair (wide cardioid) in action (amphitheater). I have a second source from the same show (Neumann AK50) and these sound much better. Different pattern, I know, but the Nevatons sound better, IMO.

https://archive.org/details/kglw2022-10-02.MC59/

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Re: New Nevaton MC59/S microphones in action
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2022, 01:00:46 PM »
The Nevatons may be fine microphones, I don't know, but this comparison is iffy. These are two very different kinds of microphones.

The Neumann AK 50 is a very high quality supercardioid with rolled off low-frequency response, more like a speech microphone than a general music microphone. Its response extends to very low frequencies and its directional pattern is well maintained down there--just with a large rolloff that's baked into the capsule design. I suspect that it was mainly intended for film and video sound, TV studios, podiums, conferencing and the like, although Neumann doesn't say so.

If I had the KM 150s that I used to own, and were using them as main microphones for music that had important low frequency energy, that would be an odd choice since there are equally good supercardioids that don't have the rolloff. But if I were doing it anyway for some reason, some serious low-frequency EQ would be in order, which would also tend to increase the sense of spaciousness. Not doing that would be incomprehensible to me, given the nature of the microphones and the program material.
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Re: New Nevaton MC59/S microphones in action
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2022, 06:26:41 PM »
The Nevatons may be fine microphones, I don't know, but this comparison is iffy. These are two very different kinds of microphones.

The Neumann AK 50 is a very high quality supercardioid with rolled off low-frequency response, more like a speech microphone than a general music microphone. Its response extends to very low frequencies and its directional pattern is well maintained down there--just with a large rolloff that's baked into the capsule design. I suspect that it was mainly intended for film and video sound, TV studios, podiums, conferencing and the like, although Neumann doesn't say so.

If I had the KM 150s that I used to own, and were using them as main microphones for music that had important low frequency energy, that would be an odd choice since there are equally good supercardioids that don't have the rolloff. But if I were doing it anyway for some reason, some serious low-frequency EQ would be in order, which would also tend to increase the sense of spaciousness. Not doing that would be incomprehensible to me, given the nature of the microphones and the program material.

Yep, definitely different. As I stated. My sample size is still small, and venue makes a huge difference, but the reason I say they sound better is that so far I've had to do little to no mastering with the Nevatons whereas the AK50s I can't recall ever not having to fiddle with the EQ to get it how it should sound. Of course, when I get that right they're awesome. Also, the sound also goes through nBob's active cables and Naiant's IPA. I'm not sure how much that might affect sound quality, but it's nonetheless part of the signal path to the recorder.

 

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