Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    MADcHATTER's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    289
    Rep Power
    16

    Some great microphones

    Hello Campers...

    I just wanted to point out a really great line of mic's. If your not familiar with Heil Microphones, check them out. Theyre a little bit pricey but worth the money. They tend to have a much wider responce range than others. Heil has been around for 40+ years and make some of the best dynamic mic's i've seen yet. Many artists use them for touring or in the studio. All their models are designed with an outstanding rear rejection to eliminate background noise. Some models use a large "Low Mass" diaphram or "Low Mass" voice coil with tightly wound and strategicially place humbucking coils. As a musician I've used them in both studio and live venues and they are awesome! I wish I had one today just to say I still owned one! Bob Heil engineered the live sound industry with bands like The Who, The Greatful Dead, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh and Peter Frampton.

    MADcHATTER
    MADCHATTER.net

  2. #2
    MADcHATTER's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    289
    Rep Power
    16

    Some great microphones

    Hello Campers...

    I just wanted to point out a really great line of mic's. If your not familiar with Heil Microphones, check them out. Theyre a little bit pricey but worth the money. They tend to have a much wider responce range than others. Heil has been around for 40+ years and make some of the best dynamic mic's i've seen yet. Many artists use them for touring or in the studio. All their models are designed with an outstanding rear rejection to eliminate background noise. Some models use a large "Low Mass" diaphram or "Low Mass" voice coil with tightly wound and strategicially place humbucking coils. As a musician I've used them in both studio and live venues and they are awesome! I wish I had one today just to say I still owned one! Bob Heil engineered the live sound industry with bands like The Who, The Greatful Dead, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh and Peter Frampton.

    MADcHATTER
    MADCHATTER.net

  3. #3
    James's Avatar
    Title
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,185
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: Some great microphones

    might invest in one and test it out!
    thanks for the recommedation!

  4. #4
    James's Avatar
    Title
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,185
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: Some great microphones

    might invest in one and test it out!
    thanks for the recommedation!

  5. #5
    carlwelden's Avatar
    Title
    Microphone Specialist
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    238
    Rep Power
    13

    Heil Microphones

    Quote Originally Posted by MADcHATTER View Post
    If your not familiar with Heil Microphones, check them out. Theyre a little bit pricey but worth the money. They tend to have a much wider responce range than others. Heil has been around for 40+ years and make some of the best dynamic mic's i've seen yet. Many artists use them for touring or in the studio. All their models are designed with an outstanding rear rejection to eliminate background noise.
    I did a microphone shootout between a Shure SM7B, an Electro Voice RE20 and a Heil PR40.

    The Heil had great background rejection and superb range and is a choice mic for vocal reproduction.
    It has been touted as "a dynamic that thinks it's a condenser"
    I noticed however that it seemed a bit bright and on the downside, picked up sibilance and plosives like a condenser. Shock-mount and pop-filter are available for a reason. Still, a great mic for the price actually.
    I wouldn't pass one up if saw a good deal on it.

    Ultimately I chose the Shure SM7B over the RE20 and PR40 since it provided the best flexibility and more built-in features for roughly the same money.

  6. #6
    wildun's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    278
    Rep Power
    14
    I think I'll test drive Dads ole Elvis mic just to see how it does.. lol.

  7. #7
    carlwelden's Avatar
    Title
    Microphone Specialist
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    238
    Rep Power
    13

    Elvis Mic Shure 55 Halloween Pumkin

    Quote Originally Posted by wildun View Post
    I think I'll test drive Dads ole Elvis mic just to see how it does.. lol.
    Would that be the Shure 55 Unidyne II ?

    I won 1st place carving a pumpkin into one for Halloween this year, but the signal to noise ratio is terrible!
    I sent these photos to Shure Incorporated, but got no response. Maybe I'll get more appreciation here.
    -Carl.

  8. #8
    James's Avatar
    Title
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    12,185
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by carlwelden View Post
    Would that be the Shure 55 Unidyne II ?

    I won 1st place carving a pumpkin into one for Halloween this year, but the signal to noise ratio is terrible!
    I sent these photos to Shure Incorporated, but got no response. Maybe I'll get more appreciation here.
    -Carl.
    Oh my god! haha that is awesome buddy!
    +rep added! Hope you get a response from shure!

  9. #9
    jkemr's Avatar
    Title
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    440
    Rep Power
    12
    WOW must of took abit to make cool love it

  10. #10
    carlwelden's Avatar
    Title
    Microphone Specialist
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    238
    Rep Power
    13

    Shure 55 pumpkin

    Quote Originally Posted by jkemr View Post
    WOW must of took abit to make cool love it
    In the unpainted picture, you can see the Shure 55sh product manual that I used for reference.

    I started at 4am and submitted it a little after 8am.
    It was a nightmare to assemble it well enough so it'd be sturdy for the ride in my truck to the contest.

    The paint had barely dried as I was inserting a piece of screen door lining inside to serve as the mic's windscreen.

    The instrument plug, if you examine closely, is actually the tip of a drumstick shoved through a gourd!

    My only regret is I never got to see it lit from inside!
    -Carl.

    P.S. -sorry if my pumpkin is thread-jacking a serious microphone discussion....

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •