Audio Samples: Acoustic Bass

Audio Samples: Acoustic Bass 2015-08-05T19:08:49+00:00

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Earthworks SR30 on Acoustic Bass

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When miking acoustic bass, it is difficult to pick up both the fat sound of the low frequencies and still have the definition of plucking the strings in the higher frequency spectrum. This often becomes a real challenge for even the best of engineers. Let’s now hear how the selection of microphones can assist in this challenge.
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1st – Royer R-121 ribbon microphone
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2nd – Neumann U-87 condenser microphone
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3rd – Earthworks SR30 (30kHz) condenser microphone
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Comparative Recording

Royer R-121, Neumann U-87, then Earthworks SR30   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/13-Others-vs-SR30-on-Acoustic-Bass.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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Individual Recorded Segments

Royer R-121 ribbon microphone   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/45-Track-45.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

Neumann U-87 condenser microphone   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/46-Track-46.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

Earthworks SR30 condenser microphone   |   [download_link link=”http://earthworksaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/SR30-on-Acoustic-Bass.wav” target=”blank”]download wav[/download_link]

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