Thank you guys, it seems to be very good the Beyer MC 930. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. I would definately consider Gefell's before the 184's. I will try to record my classic guitar in a couple of days when I have put on new strings. Classical guitars can sound absolutely beautiful with ribbons if the guitar itself sounds nice along with the room. Remote Possibilities in Location Recording & Production, https://www.gearslutz.com/board/3657092-post1.html, Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio, Any new mic sounding similar to vintage km84, Already have an account? Hello, I would like to buy a good mike for to record my nylon-flamenco-spanish guitar heh Well, I have a decent valve preamp (avalon 737) and converter (UA2192) and I would produce a sweet ambient music. btw, in the gear shootout forum is this thread: Buy km 184 and dont look back . It's not that the 184 is a horrible mic. Personally, between the 84 and 184, I definitely prefer the 84 for my useages. Consider a Gefell MV692 with the M70 capsule. The MC930 has a different magic--more open, less in the mid, more in the lows and highs. Haven't ever used the Cascade Fathead ribbons (hard to get in UK) but they have got some very good reviews and are dirt cheap (about $175 each). The MC 930 is not bright, but brilliant (i.e. a pair of used km84s is in the same price range and compared to the 184 actually sounds decent. Hey there! Our bestseller. I love the AKG 451 that I have. TLM 103 The modern classic for vocals, spoken word, and more. Close to a KM84. I recently used my at4040 on a nylon stringed guitar, and through it turned out really great, though i have not used any of the other mics you mentioned! The downside of the KM184 is it can be overly bright. i have owned pairs of gefell m300s, dpa 4011s, schoeps cmc64s, km140s, km184s, beyer mc930s, and imo, the km184s are as musical as anythng i have used. KM 184 Authentic, vibrant, transparent: The … When you have two NT55's put them in card. Also look into the Gefell M300, pretty much the same design. The MC 930 is not bright, but brilliant (i.e. +1 on the Shure KSM137. I feel the mids are very clear and defined, the top can be a bright on a few sources, but its a great work horse mic for me. 14th June 2010 | … When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. I love the AKG 451 that I have. ...there is this strange "rule of thumb" around these parts that...the old product is *always* better than the new... More Mic Madness - cHapTeR 4 - What's up with KM84's? Just that the 84 is so great.....and it's hard to compete. Of the mics just mentioned, you could make a good case for either the KM184 or MC930 but if budget comes into play, there's no need to anguish yourself further. Big sound in a small package. It's a fine, utilitarian SDC, albeit with a tendency towards stridency in the upper register if not placed with care. Hard to find though. It's a great little mic. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. Milab pencil mics are really good, many people rate them above the KM84. Beyer MC930 for sure. If I were in the market for sdcs I would try. The Neumann Series 180 consists of three members with different pickup patterns: KM 183 (omni), KM 184 (cardioid), and KM 185 (hypercardioid), thus covering the majority of stage and studio applications. Neumann KM184, Charter Oak M900, Josephson c42, AKG c 391 b, Audio-Technica 4021, Rode NTS, Audio-Technica 4051, DPA 4011, AKG c 1000 s, Audio-Technica ATM450, Peluso CEMC6, Schoeps CMC64 Shure SM81 Share Reply Quote. Superb mic for the money. I would also strongly consider the Beesnees LuLus. Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio. Josephson C42 is a great mic as a alternative to a neumann, Thank you guys, I prefer one good mike intead of two cheap. lift is higher up; not in the "punch" range but in the "air" range). Nicer top end, and generally, then the KM184. and record an acoustic guitar in stereo and it's amazing. Peluso cemc6...a great deal at the price and a pair will only set you back a little under $600. Stage feeling in the studio. Ribbons really work when you want a very natural tone and can take eq very nicely. Of the mics just mentioned, you could make a good case for either the KM184 or MC930 but if budget comes into play, there's no need to anguish yourself further. i don't find it too bright at all, at least not on my acoustic. I think you'll find that the mc930 will be more useful than the at4040. KMS 104/ 104 Plus/ 105 Studio sound on stage. Hey there! I posted clips above of 84's, 184's, modded 184's and modded 012's if anyone actually cares to listen instead of pontificate. They are so good and so cheap so I say buy one or two and use them for a while and then compare them to other mics. Very good, regardless of (low) price. The 692/M70 combo is sweet and flexable. An amazing microphone, depth and vibe, great on acoustic guitar. here is a quite beautiful sampling of the MC930. The 4051a is much higher end than a 4040, and still not that expensive. I was in the same position , flerting with Peluso cemc6 ... but ended up buying an used pair of km184 .... just got my km184 and am very happy with it. The Josephson C42 is nice but doesn't have the velvety texture of the KM184. They appear to be a good KM84 clone. the mercenary audio km69 is supposed to replicate that sound. i used the m audio pulsar II recently, and was impressed actually. Vintage km84s are way over priced!! I don't know if anybody mentionned the rode nt-5, they are cheapest copy of the km184, but I've compare the too, and they are very nice for the price. The downside of the KM184 is it can be overly bright. The KM184 has this nice thick mid. It's never made much sense to me, particularly in recording popular music, because I feel the 184 is a real workhorse. You need an account to post a reply. A true Neumann at an affordable price. I feel the mids are very clear and defined, the top can be a bright on a few sources, but its a great work horse mic for me. Rode NT55; what makes this mic special is you can use omni or card. not a favourite mic of mine . Even on vocals. lift is higher up; not in the "punch" range but in the "air" range). i didnt expect it to be any good.