Your opinion needed: Omni or cardioid

Creating a home studio for recording the classical guitar. Equipment, software and recording techniques. Amplification for live performance.
el_guitarrero
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Your opinion needed: Omni or cardioid

Post by el_guitarrero » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:08 pm

Hello,

i just finished a short comparison of "well regarded" but cheap mics for classical guitar.
To me they sounded better than a pair of Oktavas MK012 i had ordered simultaneously.

https://soundcloud.com/use1414/yulong-g ... hringer-b5

The room i record in is small, but treated with absorption and diffusion.

Do you like the first or second take better? (only sound wise 8) )

Thank you + Regards

el_guitarrero

el_guitarrero
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Re: Your opinion needed: Omni or cardioid

Post by el_guitarrero » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:48 am

Hello,
If there are problems with the download/streaming give me a notice.

The song played is „una limosna por el amor de dios / el ultimo tremolo“ by A. Barrios on a yulong guo cedar doubletop.

The song is played 2x in a row. One recording using omni, then cardioid capsules.

I would be really interested in your opinion !
Thanks😀

Alexander Kalil
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Re: Your opinion needed: Omni or cardioid

Post by Alexander Kalil » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:21 pm

The first recording - assumedly the omni - sounds much better to me. More open, more relaxed, more natural. It is a tad bit on the bright side, but perhaps you could tame that by pushing the mic a bit further away from the guitar.

PeteJ
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Re: Your opinion needed: Omni or cardioid

Post by PeteJ » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:20 am

The first sounds better to me also, Although the clarity seems a little greater on the second the trebles seem a bit thin and trebly. (I'm not sure whether we're comparing omni against cardoid or two different mics). Omni always seems to give a more natural sound but it means the room becomes very important.

el_guitarrero
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Re: Your opinion needed: Omni or cardioid

Post by el_guitarrero » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:40 am

Hello,

it was a Behringer B5 , a very cheap mic but with switchable Capsules. I am now trying different mics.... :merci:

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