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all these companies have consignment pages on their websites.
granted, these are all located in the US, not sure where you are.
Although craigslist encourages people to buy and sell locally, you can search all of craigslist at once. There's this Wired article on how to set it up, but why do the heavy lifting, when somebody else already has?
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Baz's Bazaar carries alot of 2nd hand broadcast and has a massive audio section, it is a UK based list, but you might be able to get what you need shipped for a reasonable fee..
Or just buy good electrets. Primo's EM172 with 5-10V power handles 122 db.
Price around 10$ each. They are omnis with low. Quiet and extended flat lf response.
If you have enough channels you could have them setup on different distances meaning that some will survive (longer?) than others.
You can buy them in small numbers from frogloggers.com
12 gauge microphones are another option at $35 and $45. electret, but sound ok. review with audio samples here:
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You're going to have a hard time finding a field M/S rig option cheaper than the MKH 30/40 pair...which are less expensive than a Schoeps pair. I have some of the AKG Blue Line bodies (SE300B) with cardioid and hypercardioid capsules, but I've never tried out the figure-8 capsule. I do know that it is noisier than the capsules that I do have. While in no way ...
Well, depends on how are you going to solve the acoustical issues. As you probably know, all speakers will be considerably inaccurate in frequency response as well as stereo imaging (How much? It has to be measured.) unless the placement is done optimally and there's at least some kind of acoustic treatment. If you can solve the acoustical problems to a ...
I don't know what speakers are best. I use 5 Genelec 8030s in my home studio with a 15" Blue Sky Sub and controller. I don't find them fatiguing at all, but rather too open and transparent in the highs to translate perfectly to cinemas. Without the sub they are wanting in the lows. They get plenty loud, unlike the Blue Sky monitors I've used in the past. ...
I vouch for the JBL LSRs. The workhorses are the 4328P's, I've lost count of how many near/mid-field stages and edit suites in LA I've been in which had these installed (and that's not even mentioning stages running the Cinema Series horns behind a perf screen). Even the 6300 series is common to find in rooms. The one caveat is that a single 4328 cabinet ...
I recommend splitting your budget to buy an additional pair of headphones and spend the rest on the best 8 inch driver monitors you can afford (used Mackie HR824s for instance).
In the end you need your work to translate as good as possible to the other studios. This means you need to hear full bandwidth (including sub) and be very sure your listening ...
To spare you a possible mistake, I'll recommend your steer away from Adam A7's. I am not talking about the A7X's which I don't own or even know, but the A7's.
The reason for this is, I have had a pair for several years and even though I have been really pleased with how they sound, it has turned out that the buzzing sound I ended up getting is a recurring ...
A matched pair of the Oktava MK-012 is a good buy. These mics sound far better than the price tag would suggest. They are a little on the "dark" side, but well worth owning a pair of these. I have recorded outside sfx with these......fireworks, crowds etc, as well as music in the studio on guitars and other instruments.
Michael Joly at oktavamod.com ...
There are various topics discussing the Rode NT5 on gearslutz:
The discussion going on in these topics should be taken with a ...
Although i think the price of a good m/s pair is pretty high, it is worth it.
Let me start by answering your last question. Mics from the same manufacturer are designed to work together. In the case of the Sennheiser MKH series, the sensitivity of the mics is matched so your preamp can use almost the same gainstage for both mics whilst recording. ...
dangerous usually equals loud. Consequently I would recommend a mic that can withstand high SPL. This is most likely to not include any type of condensor mic.
Consequently I would recommend using a cheap dynamic mic if you are operating in any high SPL environment. Dynamics are much better at withstanding high SPL or dangerous environments.
I also asked this question once here with some great suggestions. I have to say at $59, an MXL 990 is a mic I wouldn't flinch at putting in harms way. I don't know how they manage to manufacture a large diaphragm mic at that price.
One of my favorites in the cheap range is Line Audio's CM3!
It's fairly straight-curved with not too sharp highs and with virtually no colorations from the sides and back at all, and exceptionally small, so it can be fitted in even quite narrow places :-)
What you gonna record if you don't mind me asking? These are usually my first choice when doing ...