#77: LDC on Harmonica

This shootout by the MicSite focuses on large diaphragm condenser and harmonica. Angie Oase, local singer songwriter, is in for mic audition. Here, we put several recording titans up against a few relative newcomers and you will have to hear for yourself if there is a new page to be written in the Go-To-Mic handbook. The mics are set about 12” (30 cm) from the source. All mics are set to cardioid polar pattern, flat and no attenuation, for this session.

Be sure to use the “Listen Blind” feature under “Options” to avoid any preconceived notions on which mic you’ll like.

Load Audition


NOTE: There is a BED Reverb track where all the mics were fed into both, a small room verb and a little delay, to allow you to hear the tracks as they might appear in a mix.

ITEMS: 3 Zigma, AKG, Alt Country, C414 XLS, CHI Lollipop LD TC, harmonica, JZ Microphones, large diaphragm condenser, Neumann, TLM 107, U87 Ai, V11