Sennheiser MK4 vs AKG 3000B microphone

Here it is as promised,
The shootout between two microphones in a similar price range: the Sennheiser MK4 and the AKG 3000B. Both these mics are large cardiod condenser’s and are quite good for the project or home studio and will service a VO Talent quite nicely. In this narration test, I ran both microphones through a Great River MicPre and recorded the text simultaneously.

I hope this helps out if you find yourself in the market for a new microphone.  As always, though, try a mic before you buy.  🙂

The AKG 3000B:

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The Sennheiser MK4:

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Thanks for listening and catch you later.

Russell Wait

Coles 4104 Demo

Russell tests the Coles 4104

Russell testing the Coles 4104

Hey all,

Since I first read about the Coles 4104 microphone I wanted to try one.  I thought it would be great to have a microphone that I could use to make demos anywhere / without the need to battle background noise. So the other day I went down to Jolly Pro Audio here in Hong Kong and they happened to have one! They very generously allowed me to test it out and make a demo – which I have posted here.

As this is a ribbon microphone we kept the phantom power off. Then the salesman, Chenly, set the gain way high – and I recorded this in a standard office environment.  Behind me were people in cubicles, typing away.  A big air-con blew cold air frantically down on me while I made this demo. I have kept the lead in this recording purposly long so you can hear the room before I spoke.  The text I read is from a manual left open on Chenly’s desk and the clip is as recorded off a Marantz field recorder they had laying around.

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Hope you find the clip useful. 🙂

Dragon Snooker Dub

We spent the weekend dubbing a vertical slice of a Chinese animated series called Dragon Snooker.  It looks like it’s going to be really fun – the actors, writers, and translators are all very talented. Which made for great scripts and an enjoyable Saturday working with awesome actors.  If I can I’ll put a clip of our next studio session up for everyone to enjoy.  🙂