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#1227024 - 07/04/09 02:04 PM Good affordable Mics?
knotty Offline
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Registered: 03/01/07
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What are some good mics to record an acoustic? What's important in a mic for recording a piano?

I'm looking for something affordable, say $300 a pair.

For example, what about these:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NT5/

They seem pretty common and I can find them used at a good price.

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#1227139 - 07/04/09 06:45 PM Re: Good affordable Mics? [Re: knotty]
Roger Ransom Online   content
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I'm sure there are many, but I use the NT5s a lot to record my grand piano, also the NT4 which is basically the same thing in a matched XY configuration.

I'm sure you'll get lots of other options.
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#1227304 - 07/05/09 10:53 AM Re: Good affordable Mics? [Re: Roger Ransom]
Larry B Offline
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I just got a pair of m-Audio Pulsar II mics. The matched pair is less than $300 at B&H Photo. I'm very pleased with the mics, so far.

I don't have nay recordings to post yet, but there are some recordings here (look for username 'ab-ster') using them to record a Steinway B. They are outstanding.

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#1227704 - 07/06/09 11:46 AM Re: Good affordable Mics? [Re: Larry B]
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thank you both.

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