02-19-2013 07:16 AM
Here and example how you make a "Neumann" U-47 out of an Alcatron:
02-19-2013 10:42 AM - edited 02-19-2013 10:44 AM
how to get a ribbon for $41
the same cost already $179 when the Apex logo is glued on:
02-19-2013 12:05 PM
the iSK TM-78, usually only available under European brand names, this is the original Ningbo Shenke original
02-20-2013 01:37 AM - edited 03-07-2013 02:41 AM
... to respond to some PMs
For me those, or any Chinese microphones are an experiment. I was inspired by the constant demand here in this forum for low cost microphones with best perfomance.
I do not know yet how those microphones perform.
I sent an email yesterday to two of the manufacturer near Shanghai, asking for the pricelist, and if one of us can pickup the best model for recording vocals, as well recording anything else, i.e. string sections, and pay cash at the factory.
All those Chiese microphone manufacturer mmake those Western branded mics, only branded for Western market the prices quadruple, or even more. All those Chinese manufacturer have an online shop.
Those manufacturer got an email:
Dear Xu Gen Tang
02-20-2013 01:42 AM
I somehow believe there can't go anything wrong when I buy 10 studio mics for $500, and at least one will be good, if not excellent.
get a hand on new devices needs experimentation, in this case a small investment into an experiment
03-31-2013 11:22 AM
I took part in a group buy of Chinese mics on homerecording.org years back, they needed to assemble a sizeable order to sufficiently disperse shipping costs, many of which are essentially fixed. The deal went down slowly, some people started getting nervous, but everybody got their mics. A handful of bad eggs arrived, but they were made right by the manufacturer (I think some ribbons were flawed, they shipped repacments, maybe the whole motor assembly, I forget now). I got two ribbons and two multipattern tube mics. The ribbons are very cool, I use them a lot. The tube mics were OK, I keep meaning to mod them up with premium transformers and capsules. A bunch of the guys used them to great effect as mod platforms.
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