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Postby Scrybe » April 21st, 2008, 11:28 am

As its a regular question on here, thought I'd share this (also Sound on Sound reviewed) cheap mic with everyone. Retails at £25 (yup, no lie) - now, ya not going to get Abbey Road sounds with something that cheap, but the review really praised it for the price.

Superlux Sonata EC0H6A Back-electret condenser microphone

Said its particular good on vocals, but could capably handle acoustic guitars and some other instruments. Requires phantom power (so check your interface!).

One quote from SoS: "If you're in need of something that is both very affordable and capable of producing results that are at least in the same ball park as more costly studio mics, I don't think the Sonata will disappoint: it produces results that are far better than its price suggests."

the website is www.scvlondon.co.uk
http://tenlux.com.tw
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Postby dogbite » April 21st, 2008, 12:04 pm

so maybe we'll get to hear you sing? you could afford that mic.
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Postby Scrybe » April 21st, 2008, 7:28 pm

I'm getting around to it. My main problem (aside from singing v. v. v. badly) is that my only amp is my big marshall combo, which I can't mic and record. I'm loathe to try to record my guitar (the possible saving grace of any tune I might do) until I've sorted out what's delaying my fender blues jr and have a slight chance to redeem myself.

but, I will get onto it. both the recording and the amp sorting thing.
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Postby dogbite » April 22nd, 2008, 3:48 am

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Postby Scrybe » April 22nd, 2008, 5:01 am

update - Fender didn't send the amp. Apparently Fender (in the UK, at least) have just bought GRetsch and a bunch of other guitar companies, and their UK offices are in a huge mess as a result. So, my amp has been sitting there, unsent, despite several calls over the last two months from Curly's. They offered me the one they've had in store since the order was placed, but they'd offered to order a new one at the start, which I was way more pleased with, so hopefully it'll get sorted soon. They're gonna call me back about it.
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Postby dogbite » April 22nd, 2008, 5:11 am

the waiting is the hardest part. then feeling jerked around makes things worse.
so sorry to hear scrybe.
keeping the fingers crossed.
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Postby David_Mohn » July 20th, 2008, 12:31 am

Superlux condenser mics are excellent. I have been using CM-H8A's for several years. It is the only mic I use for recording vocals.
http://www.superlux.us/recording.html#CM-H8A

They are by far, the best condensers you can get for $100. I have bought quite a few other mics in that price range, and none of them sound near as good.
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Postby Matsuemon » August 19th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Wow, thanks for the info Scrybe (and everyone). I've been looking for a good condenser mic for vocals. I have a good dynamic mic, but even with that my voice sounds flat and lifeless. I'll have to check this bad-boy out!
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