click on the link to get to the page where you can switch between them...I don't know if I really hear much of a difference between models - which is kind of the reason I haven't tried it...BUT, I think the mic sounds better after the mod in every incarnation.
Not to rain on the parade but as the stock mike is supposed to be the basis of running the slate emulations: why the mod ?
To use the mike stand alone ?
No doubt I understand. Bit , I responded to peoples inquiries of same problem that most other Mic have. I also kept response flat and made the stock Mic sound better as a stand alone Mic. Then when all said and done the differendt Mics applied we’re. Exponentially better
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But I still struggle to understand why someone wouldn't just use a real mic.
To my ear, a Beyer M88 dynamic beats out any of these modelling mics.
I definitely get it...but take a situation like my own. I can’t afford a 47, 251 and 67...I’ve got to pick one. So I went for (for all intents and purposes) a 251. Sounds freaking great on me and most people. But there’s one girl that it just sounds like ass on. And it happens to be the girls I record most often. So - if I could have one great mic and one like this that could be a utility/jack-of-all-trades mic, it would be fantastic. But it still bothers me that you have to record it through the mic pre.
I have to give SLATE credit, back when this project came around Slate was doing the samples of Blackbirds Drum collection . long story hopefully very short ......... John Mcbride had spoken to Slate about Modeling the "GOLDEN MICS" referred to as the ones that have majic Unicorn Piss dna, , Or Martina's 251. No matter John has collect some of the best sounding mics in the world. that truly locked away. I know I and very few people have had a chance to use them . Nikko bolas was one and Al S on the WEST Coast small list. But i was worried what if the translation would never never do the justice.. it would tarnish the whole life of work
Now on the other hand the icons of 47- 67-251-800.......those not all get to hear or even use in a life and some of use cant even eat if we havent heard atleaset 3 vintage mics before lunchtime we got into withdrawals of bleeding ears and sick because that is life to us.. So i had concerns about how they would sound,..... that system did the best it could to emulate those mics and did good job. and what a job to take on. i did want to tarnish anything he had done but faced with chance i could help the the results were honestly were great . the things i was asked to help out and they really do sound like what they are supposed and we all know not 2 vintage sound the same . but the traits are there, the mod makes them even more real, or as real without being real or whatever lol...........