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    Default Miktek CV4

    I have a Miktek CV4 on the way. I've heard nothing but good things about this mic. Excited!
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    Sounds pretty cool. I have a mic pre here and some D5's on the way thanks in some part to your suggestions. I share in your excitement and hope the mic exceeds all hopes for it.
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    I have heard clips of that mic on male vocals. It is excellent.
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    Well, what would you know. We tracked some vocals yesterday and decided to do a shoot out since we had several great mica and preamp selections. The artist was a male vocalist, and the genre was CCM. We set up a Sony C800, Sound Delux 251, Violet 67, Miktek CV4, and the new AT 5040. The test preamp was a GR MP2.

    On this particular day with this vocalist, the CV4 was a clear winner. Surprisingly, I thought the Sony was my least favorite. We then moved to testing preamps with this mic and the Neve sounded great, over an API and a couple of others, but we chose the Mercury V72. This proved to be a nice vocal chain. FWIW, if we had stayed with the GR or Neve, it would still have been awesome.

    Later, we tracked a female vocal and this setup wasn't working very well. We ended up with an Sm 57 into an API (I think).

    Thanks to Lynn for engineering while I put on a producer's hat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QNote View Post
    Surprisingly, I thought the Sony was my least favorite.
    It IS surprising, given the going price on those. I have to say, the several times someone has brought a Sony C800 into my place, I've been thoroughly underwhelmed. It's just one of those things I guess I don't get the attraction of.

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    But it looks impressive in the video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Fraser View Post
    It IS surprising, given the going price on those.
    Someone school me here. Why is it that they are so expensive? A new one for ~$8000k+? What on earth is this thing made of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PookyNR View Post
    Someone school me here. Why is it that they are so expensive? A new one for ~$8000k+? What on earth is this thing made of?
    Why, I believe it's made of a substance known as hype. It's a not particularly rare element, but, when added to common materials, results in increased revenues.

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    The Sony C800 has an additional "heat sink," cooling tube, and probably some freon, or something. So, there ya go. A little bit of aluminum and an ounce of freon doesn't come cheap, these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Fraser View Post
    Why, I believe it's made of a substance known as hype. It's a not particularly rare element, but, when added to common materials, results in increased revenues.
    Ha! That made me laugh out loud. Well done.
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