Auckland Music Update

A/B Sound Comparison of Studio Tube Microphones to Mobile Phone

**This drum track is being edited for my new tune Cultural Psychopath**
This is an A/B audio comparison of an S5mini mobile phone mic and the sound I am getting from my studio setup at Hotel Vermont Studios:

  • Two factory matched Rode NTK (class A tube mics)
  • Shure Beta52 on kick
  • Shure SM57 on snare, this is also running through a ART Tube Channel with opto-compressor enabled for this session
  • Shure SM81 boundary mic under the snare
  • AKG C3000 mounted on the floor tom/ride cymbal

All this runs into a MOTU 8pre, with a fibre optic link to a MOTU 2408, so I got 16 channels in and 4 fully discreet stereo head phone outs on a rack.
For mixing I have a pair of passive Tannoy System600 monitors and a TS10 active sub. Works great! My stinking old 6 years old late 2009 27″ iMac somehow copes with all this, likely on account having its RAM put up to 12 GB and an SSD installed. It’s nice old beast with a 3.06 GHZ Core 2 Duo. Logic 9 for the DAW.

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 8:31 am, filed under Videos.

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