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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by Tim Campbell on Today at 10:07:46 AM »
I have edited my post.
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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by kingkorg on Today at 10:05:52 AM »
One thing i noticed after listening to quite a few capsules is that beyond the frequency response there is also an impression of depth that makes a difference. What causes that ? is that due to dynamics, speed of response of the capsule.

I atribute that to off axis response, 180° response. Somehow we picture cardioids as a laser pin point devices that magically capture the sound in front of them.

However, in normal recording environment, even 180° response plays a huge role and is not that much quieter than the sound coming directly from the front.

This response is crucial for how cardioid pattern is created, and how phase cancelations between front and back create cardioid response. This is where that ''harshness'' comes from if a capsule is not right.

This is imho where CK12 capsule shines. Even though it's bright, it sounds wonderful even if you boost hf even further. 
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Brewery / Re: So yeah, the PC people have won once again..
« Last post by matriachamplification on Today at 10:05:34 AM »
..but can you actually insist the opposite?

"DOMINOS!" ;)
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Microphones / Re: Old Behringer B2 Pro
« Last post by ubxf on Today at 10:01:13 AM »
Thanks Kingkorg, will do. Is the capsule a CY002 from 797 the same as in the NT2S
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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by ubxf on Today at 09:56:06 AM »
One thing i noticed after listening to quite a few capsules is that beyond the frequency response there is also an impression of depth that makes a difference. What causes that ? is that due to dynamics, speed of response of the capsule.
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Microphones / Re: Old Behringer B2 Pro
« Last post by kingkorg on Today at 09:45:48 AM »
No mods to the electronics made any difference for me. It's a great circuit with good components.

Undere the capsule in the black plastic box there are two cheapest possible ceramic disk caps, they should be replaced for higher quality ones. I believe they are 1nf caps.

The capsule is the thing i like the most about that mic. It is found in some highly regarded mics(Soundelux, Rode classic, Townsend labs Sphere), but it is bright.

I would add some foam padding under the capsule to scatter some of the reflections around the capsule.

You can add microphone parts type of mod to get closer to u87 sound, and tame the high end by adding two 10k resistors and one 1nf cap.

 http://www.audioimprov.com/AudioImprov/Mics/Entries/2014/2/8_EQ_Pt.3_-_Transformerless_Mics.html

You dont need the pot, just leave it out.
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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by kingkorg on Today at 09:32:23 AM »
I am not sure if i got the point across. The comparison between CK12 and Rodes capsule was to show they have nothing in common even though they are both edge terminated.

There are a lot of similar capsules to Rode's that claim they work great as CK12 alternatives, and that can't be further from the truth.

Tim's capsule is not overly bright, keep in mind the graph is 5db per division, it's "zoomed in". And it's response is nothing like chinese k67. Notice the huge low end response, slight scoop in the mids, and shape of the high end. Keep in mind C12 is brigter than u47, u87, u67...

This was not to show that Rodes capsule sucks, as i would start with capsule mod first instead. It is probably the flattest mass produced inexpensive 34mm capsule currently. Which is what a lot of people were after for years, complaining about overly bright k67s.

So Rode did it, and this is probably why they compared it to u47 in the video. Not to say they are alike, just that their latest model is not overly bright.

Additionally, new production technology helps with consistency, and it's a dead quiet mic. For the price i think it's a great mic, and i'm just looking at ways to improve it if possible.
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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by dima_k85 on Today at 09:29:00 AM »
Dima - you're breaking our no. 1 rule: no personal attacks.
gyraf, as far as I can see this rule is just for me, right?

Is this absolutely normal?
Mr. Global Moderator from Denmark.

Did you join the forum just to troll this thread?
I am sorry dima_k85 but **** you really. What a self righteous ******* to assume anything about me or the way I would respond to anything.
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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by Tim Campbell on Today at 09:23:39 AM »
Campbell, it's better not to do any capsules than to do what you do, kingkorg has already shown wh   cept for laughter, this does not cause any feelings. Your capsule is even worse than the Chinese copies, much worse.
And I'm not surprised that the RODE engineers sent you to hell with your "brilliant" ideas - you really belong there. ;D

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha ROTFL.

16 posts in 3 years
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Microphones / Re: Rode NT1 Kit (the black one) Mods
« Last post by gyraf on Today at 09:21:34 AM »
Dima - you're breaking our no. 1 rule: no personal attacks.

Editing you
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