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Condenser vs Dynamic

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case211  
2 Apr 2009 09:33 | Quote
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Okay, I just got a really nice condenser mic, problem is I don't know whether to use that to record my guitar playing(via mic-ing) or use the Dynamic mic to record. Any Help?
Guitarslinger124  
2 Apr 2009 09:41 | Quote
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try 'em both! its all about YOUR tone man, get something that you like, nd the two different mcs will give you two different sounds.
jcb3000  
2 Apr 2009 11:08 | Quote
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depends on what guitar, if its an electric guitar, i found it was best to angle a dynamic mic a few inches away from the middle of the amp like so:


from that it gave me a pretty solid all round good sound. the closer you move the mic or more direct it is facing the amp, the more lower frequencies you will get.

but if youre recording an acoustic guitar, i suggest using a condenser near the hole.
Guitarslinger124  
2 Apr 2009 11:31 | Quote
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placement of the mic all depends on, you guessed it, the tone you want! Just experiment dude.
Ozzfan486  
2 Apr 2009 14:56 | Quote
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JCB - What guitar is that in the top right? Schecter?
case211  
2 Apr 2009 15:08 | Quote
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thanks for the tips guys:)
jcb3000  
2 Apr 2009 16:16 | Quote
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its my ibanez :)
Nightmare  
3 Apr 2009 15:14 | Quote
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what's the difference between the two, the CONDENSER and the DYNAMIC?
jcb3000  
3 Apr 2009 15:34 | Quote
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a dynamic mic works like this: the sound hits a coil of wire behind the diaphram which then vibrates which alters the field of a magnet inside the mic. this change in current makes the signal

a condenser mic on the other hand is built up differently: the sound waves go in and hit a staticly charged plate behind the diaphram. as the diaphram moves, it causes a positive charge to change the field around the charged back plate which then sends a current to where ever. the means of phantom power is needed for charging this plate.


case211  
3 Apr 2009 15:45 | Quote
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I take it you passed your physics class, lol
Nightmare  
3 Apr 2009 16:20 | Quote
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no, I studied about the dynamic mic but not the condenser. plus its "I took it" not "I take it" didn't u pass your english class :P
jcb3000  
3 Apr 2009 16:44 | Quote
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I do music technology at my school
Ozzfan486  
3 Apr 2009 16:47 | Quote
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@ JCB looks insane dude. What trem is that?
jcb3000  
3 Apr 2009 17:12 | Quote
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lol its the stock one that came with it, i think its a SAT pro, which is basicly a floyd but without locking.
case211  
3 Apr 2009 17:23 | Quote
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Nightmare says:
no, I studied about the dynamic mic but not the condenser. plus its "I took it" not "I take it" didn't u pass your english class :P



@nightmare
no offense bro, but I'm pretty sure that it would be "I TAKE it" with modern slang

@jcb
Music technology, that sounds hard


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