There's nothing like the right tool for the job.And -usually- that's what I end up using.....nothing like the right tool for the job!
great thread!with 441s you definitely can make great recordings, i`m always glad if i have one of them handy. i like it on metal bassdrums, toms, brass and female vocals. but to me it is always a compromise. because i mostly record in full live setups ( and i like to let it bleed) i found out that i dislike its off- axis-response. it takes up bleeding very frequency-dependent. on toms f.e. the cymbal leakage sounds harsh and phasy and you easiely can get in troubles here together with the overheads/room, on snare i find it too pointed and hi hats are not well isolated. i find them slow responding and they have a quiet low output compared to other dynamics.for these reasons i like beyerdynamics much better. the off-axis response of a m160 is amazing. very quiet and still full sounding, without having phase troubles. same for all classic beyers like m260 ( killer on snare if you like it dark/meaty), m130, m88 and m69. to my ears beyers are much more open, sennheisers are midrangier and edgy.thx
sennheisers are midrangier and edgy.