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Offline Elguapo511

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Garage Sale Find: Electro-Voice 654A x 3 - good for taping?
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:56:55 PM »
Picked up an old ammunition box at a sale and it was filled with three Electro-Voice 654A's.

They are dynamic omi's which seems kind of odd.  But great because I don't have phantom power anyway.

So,  if I wanted to record some live music with these,  what is the smartest setting / application / placement.  Seems like I can get a pretty good stereo field?  But what to do with the third.

Or are these not good for live music?  Better for studio set up.  Good for drum overheads?  They all sound loud and clear.  A bit flat and Ill leave that up to the musicians...

Thanks all,  ps.  the lady couldn't get the box open until I walked up, so she only charged me for the box.

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Re: Garage Sale Find: Electro-Voice 654A x 3 - good for taping?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 04:30:48 PM »
here are the details on the mic

http://www.coutant.org/654a/

But looking for some thoughts on how i might bring these to a venue (i don't have other mics to use so...)

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Re: Garage Sale Find: Electro-Voice 654A x 3 - good for taping?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 04:44:08 PM »
fly 'em!
have fun, and let us know what you think.
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Re: Garage Sale Find: Electro-Voice 654A x 3 - good for taping?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 12:06:09 AM »
Hey all,   

I launched the babies and the are loud and clear,

 Very even very flat.  So some post work is needed on the recording.
I recorded in a small club so the loudest noises were more present in the mix.

The mics were placed at the front of the stage and the drums seemed very far away.
Way too far.  I was expecting the opposite.

Headed back again to reconfigure.

Ps.  The bands were terrible.

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Re: Garage Sale Find: Electro-Voice 654A x 3 - good for taping?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 11:12:43 AM »
I have one of those, and like it a lot. 
Mics: DPA 4060 w/MPS 6030 PSU/DAD6001/DAD4099, Neumann KM 131, KMR 81i, Oktava MK 012, Sennheiser MKH 105, MKH 20, MKH 30, MKH 40, MKH 800 TWIN, lots of other studio appropriate choices
Recorders: Zoom F8n, Sony MZ-R50, portable MOTU based multitrack DAW for client work

 

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