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NMD Sennheiser E835

Discussion in 'Recording and PA Lounge' started by Kerry Brown, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. cboutilier

    cboutilier

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    One of my bands has converted to E835s over our previous SM58s. I also find them to be clearer, and crisper, although more restricted in input angle and sensitive to feedback.
     
  2. Milkman

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    Condensers live? No thanks.

    A 57 would be my first choice.
     
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  3. allthumbs56

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    Well I already have a Beta 58A so maybe I'll pick up the 835 for the sake of variety and comparison.
     
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  4. jimsz

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    I had thought that for a long time as well until this great keyboard player joined our band and brought in a Seenheiser e865 condenser mic. I thought for sure it would be an issue, but instead his mic literally cut through all the other dynamic mics we were using, it sounded awesome.
     
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  5. Milkman

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    I’ve used them.

    Personally when I have 20~30 strips to manage and they’re all cardiods and Di’s, that one condenser someone insists is necessary will almost always be the one to feedback.

    I like them in the studio, even for rehearsals, but avoid them live.
     
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  6. Milkman

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    One thing I do recommend is for everyone on stage to use the same vocal mics.

    Depending on how sophisticated your PA is and how many monitor mixes and associated graphs you use, having mics with dramatically different eq characteristics can cause more problems than you realize.

    When you have four mics across the front ,one or two monitor mixes and the mics aren’t matched......
     
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  7. allthumbs56

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    So I went at lunch and picked up the e835 from the pawnshop. Got it for $50 tax in with the clip and pouch. I'll give it a try at Saturday's gig.
     
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  8. Dorian2

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    I don't have a lot of experience with stage mics, but this makes a lot of sense. I've used the same idea for guitar tuning in my last band. These subtle differences in pitch make a bigger difference than many would suspect. I'd imagine the age of the Mics may be a factor too, but you can elaborate if I'm off base with that idear.
     
  9. Milkman

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    With vocal mics across the front of the stage, you have to eq the monitors to resist feedback. As mics all have different eq curves and hot frequencies, it’s just much easier to surgically reduce the offending frequencies if all of the vocal mics are matched.
     
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