That's really interesting, I have too look at that closer in ProTools. Both waveforms were normalized to -0.9dB so at least the peak values should be same. Of course I wouldn't expect identical wave forms because two microphones were used (I don't have an active splitter, and passive Y-cables don't work well with microphones). But the microphone's diaphragms were as close to each other as it goes, so I wouldn't expect big runtime differences. Also different shapes is a bit weird ... One possibility is to invert the phase of one and pan them both dead center ... identical waveforms would cancel out completely.Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:01 am01 has more hiss - quite noticeable - and a brighter, slightly sibilant quality. 02 has no hiss I could detect and seems warmer, though it is also very fractionally quieter. In Logic the two waveforms are noticeably different, and the peaks (loudest moment) come in different places.
I too only listened to the first 30 secs for comparative purposes.
I'd probably prefer 02.
I agree ... of course it's not an easy thing to try all possible preamps to get that golden synthesis ...
Further to the above, here is a screen shot of the two tracks from Logic. I can't guarantee how scientific this is visually, but it does seem in keeping with the aural impression; the size and shape of 01 is consistently bigger, almost as though the unit was applying a little compression.