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Re: Bending | String under or on

Up and down sides to both in my experience. I find the low frets on my Gibson tend to encourage me to slide more in my playing, e.g instead of doing a hammer-on/off i'd slide up or down to the note. Also, it just feels more "slick" moving up and down the neck as you hardly notice the frets...
by RionZSun Oct 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Bending | String under or on Replies: 16 Views: 444

Re: Bending | String under or on

I have very low actions on my guitars, so there's no over or under for me; all the strings just get pushed sideways next to each other. Same for me... I actually have incredibly low frets (like paper matches from a matchbook laid across the finger board is one apt description I saw somewhere). It's...
by RionZSun Oct 24, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Bending | String under or on Replies: 16 Views: 444

Re: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics

Various mic setups can be successful for narration. Recently I've been using a DPA 2006C omni mic in upright position. it's covered by a heavy blanket on a higher stand, so no room sound at all, and I'm very close to the mic. https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=XZkavEXZk8RkrYROVXF92QHN7IMT9SwWi...
by RionZFri Oct 22, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics Replies: 27 Views: 851

Re: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics

I am glad you have found a solution RionZ but would like to point out that the M99 is hardly a 'typical' dynamic microphone? It is actually designed to mimic to some degree the characteristics of capacitor mics it is also a hypercardiod whereas most dynamics are just cardiod. I cannot find a price ...
by RionZFri Oct 22, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics Replies: 27 Views: 851

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Ok so here goes... gulp... It turns out my "rode" cable had fallen onto a small DC power supply behind my desk! My apologies to all... However... I did learn something interesting about shielding/grounding, my thanks for that. It turns out both cables are electrically continuous between pi...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

MOF wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:56 pm The reason I asked why you’d changed microphones is because Dynamic v Condenser for voiceovers was discussed in this thread

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... hp?t=79653

Thanks for the link.. interesting thread. Have added my 2 cents' worth :)
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298

Re: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics

Just to say... I was using a Rode NT1a for audiobook narration for about a couple of years, before switching to a Beyerdynamic M99. I also had the same debate (with myself!) about whether or not it would/should pick up less extraneous noise, however there was another factor in my decision to go dyna...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics Replies: 27 Views: 851

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

I didn't really mean to malign Rode as a company! As far as the Rode NT1a goes, it's a fantastic mic at that price point. And, given the price, I wouldn't expect a top-notch cable to be thrown in to the bundle. Furthermore, I should point out that as far as the NT1a mic is concerned, there was no au...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

recently I switched from a Rode NT1a condenser to a Beyerdynamic M99 dynamic mic Why have you changed microphones, has the NT1a gone to microphone heaven? No the NT1a is still good! I decided to change to a dynamic specifically for audio voiceover narration work - the dynamic picks up less extraneo...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Thanks Hugh for a very informative reply, Not too sure about the internal "lay length" of each cable - hard to tell without dissecting them. As for chassis ground to pin 1, I can confirm both cables are wired that way. The equipment is a Focusrite Forte. Again, I haven't dismantled the int...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Actually I'm going to qualify what I said about Stageline cables... the ones I have were bought about 15 - 20 years ago as far as I can remember!

Whether or not they're still decent... I guess I'll find out next time I need to buy some cables :)
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298

Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Hey folks... made interesting discovery this evening. I do a lot of spoken word recording, which ends up getting anywhere from 6 to 12db added in post production, and so am acutely aware of any background hiss or line noise now matter how small. Just recently I switched from a Rode NT1a condenser to...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 298