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Marc
AKG vs Beyerdynamic
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on May 3, 2007 at 1:03:14 pm

Good day all,

As a video editor I've mainly cut interview stuff recorded with Sony ECM-77 but now I have the opportunity to set up a small recording booth for narration / voice-over work and have 2 microphones at my disposal:
an AKG C414 B-ULS or a Beyerdynamic MC740N(C) P48. Which would you recommend for my purposes ? And would there be an advantage in buying a mic preamp over just using 48v phantom power from my Soundcraft board.

Thanks for your insights,

Marc


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Will Salley
Re: AKG vs Beyerdynamic
on May 3, 2007 at 8:53:17 pm

Both of those mics are excellent VO booth mics. I would recommend giving both a critical listen with a wide range of voices and determine which one works best for which voice.

I have the AKG 414 and the Beyer 742 (a stereo version of the 740) and I use them both for VO recording and more. If I had to give some specifics, I would say use the 414 for big male voices and the 740 for young and female voices. In a booth, use omni paterns on both.

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Ty Ford
Re: AKG vs Beyerdynamic
on May 4, 2007 at 12:34:12 am

The beyer is the underdog, but both should do fine.

Regards,

Ty Ford

PS: reviews of both are on my site.

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Marc
Re: AKG vs Beyerdynamic
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on May 4, 2007 at 6:30:44 pm

Thank you both for your time and insights.

Marc


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