Tough to pick... I like all three for different reasons.
C has a nice presence and would probably sit well in a mix, B is thicker/more "textured", and A feels a little more neutral... sort of. Gun to my head, I would probably pick C as my favorite, but they're not worlds apart. I could honestly get along with any of these.
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B would be my personal choice, which has a 47ish quality...but it could be a 87ish as well. Hard to tell, really, especially if they're just flavors of uX7/c12/... then the lines are even more blurred so frankly I cannot tell beyond what I like
A could be 67ish, it has that quality up top that's not airy but somehow reaches farther up there yet remains very sweet and smooth.
A-> FET LDC vocal mic lol not hearing 87 capsule character tho. B-> Flea 47 - after more playbacks I think C maybe the Flea 47 n this is an 87 C -> 67 - Mids really pushed on here, maybe more compression
Vocal sounds great Jesse! Def hearing a good -10db + of GR on peaks but still sounds modern & balanced & would cut thru any type of mix.
That is a quiet vocal take for the HW compression & peak normalization. I guess u recorded conservative levels & the peak normalization made it loud.
I think it's hilarious that I called the sound of the Flea "some sort of utility microphone." Thanks for the results. It's interesting that they are all "Neumann-esque" which would give some similarity in tones, in my experience.
Also, have some MÄAG eq happening post compression.
So, obviously not a straight shootout of the mics, but more of the way I track with them, if that makes sense.
I'm liking the Flea on this. Mic B has a nice balance, no pokey freqs but sounds a bit dull, I opened it up a bit in the HIgh end and it's nice but a bit bland. That's what I like about 87s usually, it often doesn't add a ton of excitement but it works, though this version of it sounds rather dark. If it's using the Microphone Parts K87, I'm not surprised, in my experience the Mic Parts capsule is quite a bit darker than the Neumann K67/87.
Didn't get into the Beezneez as much, didn't have the excitement of the Flea.
Really pleasantly surprised by the Flea here, How much High end Are you adding? The one I used was way way darker than the U47s I had next to it.