lift is higher up; not in the "punch" range but in the "air" range). I have to agree with the nod to the Beyer MC930. I feel the mids are very clear and defined, the top can be a bright on a few sources, but its a great work horse mic for me. KMS 104/ 104 Plus/ 105 Studio sound on stage. Classical guitars can sound absolutely beautiful with ribbons if the guitar itself sounds nice along with the room. They appear to be a good KM84 clone. Even on vocals. Nicer top end, and generally, then the KM184. Superb mic for the money. Personally, between the 84 and 184, I definitely prefer the 84 for my useages. The 4051a is much higher end than a 4040, and still not that expensive. Ribbons really work when you want a very natural tone and can take eq very nicely. they can be a tad bright for some sources when used close, but are excellent on acoustic guitar, piano, and many other acoustic instruments, and they make a very nice main ORTF pair for small ensemble recording. the older km84s are also very nice but have been pretty much priced out of all reasonableness - expect to pay $2500-3000 for a nice pair of km84s - and there are better mics out there for that kind of money (again, IMO). btw, in the gear shootout forum is this thread: Buy km 184 and dont look back . This way you might save yourself a lot of pesetas. I was in the same position , flerting with Peluso cemc6 ... but ended up buying an used pair of km184 .... just got my km184 and am very happy with it. Peluso cemc6...a great deal at the price and a pair will only set you back a little under $600. I would definately consider Gefell's before the 184's. The omni gives more of a live sound...open and detailed. When you have two NT55's put them in card. Of the mics just mentioned, you could make a good case for either the KM184 or MC930 but if budget comes into play, there's no need to anguish yourself further. KM 184 Authentic, vibrant, transparent: The … The MC 930 is not bright, but brilliant (i.e. Very good, regardless of (low) price. The 692/M70 combo is sweet and flexable. a pair of used km84s is in the same price range and compared to the 184 actually sounds decent. The KM184 has this nice thick mid. Hello, I would like to buy a good mike for to record my nylon-flamenco-spanish guitar heh Well, I have a decent valve preamp (avalon 737) and converter (UA2192) and I would produce a sweet ambient music. Stage feeling in the studio. I read on here that Bruce Swedien used it for multiple applications. To buttress my previous post: I don't harbor hatred for the KM-184, and I do think it gets a bum rap on this forum. I posted clips above of 84's, 184's, modded 184's and modded 012's if anyone actually cares to listen instead of pontificate. Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. Help: cheap alternative at Neumann KM184. the freq. i used the m audio pulsar II recently, and was impressed actually. The MC 930 is not bright, but brilliant (i.e. Rode NT55; what makes this mic special is you can use omni or card. Of the mics just mentioned, you could make a good case for either the KM184 or MC930 but if budget comes into play, there's no need to anguish yourself further. here is a quite beautiful sampling of the MC930. Všechny informace o produktu NEUMANN KM184 Stereo, porovnání cen z internetových obchodů, hodnocení a recenze NEUMANN KM184 Stereo. Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio. It's never made much sense to me, particularly in recording popular music, because I feel the 184 is a real workhorse. I love the AKG 451 that I have. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. I will try to record my classic guitar in a couple of days when I have put on new strings. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. i have owned pairs of gefell m300s, dpa 4011s, schoeps cmc64s, km140s, km184s, beyer mc930s, and imo, the km184s are as musical as anythng i have used. Hard to find though. Josephson C42 is a great mic as a alternative to a neumann, Thank you guys, I prefer one good mike intead of two cheap. Hey there! When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. lift is higher up; not in the "punch" range but in the "air" range). You need an account to post a reply. not a favourite mic of mine . If I were in the market for sdcs I would try. TLM 103 The modern classic for vocals, spoken word, and more. +1 on the Shure KSM137. They are so good and so cheap so I say buy one or two and use them for a while and then compare them to other mics. I think you'll find that the mc930 will be more useful than the at4040. Remote Possibilities in Location Recording & Production, https://www.gearslutz.com/board/3657092-post1.html, Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio, Any new mic sounding similar to vintage km84, Already have an account?