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A product to fight Neumann KMS and Shure KSMs...and to win against them (AE5400)

By Vandergaze, 03/01/2018
We experienced approximately 3-5db more gain before feedback from the AE5400, in comparison to both the SM58 and the Neumann KMS 104.

The 350-500 Hz dib it has is very useful, because it's a frequency the live mixer always pulls anyway and it takes away lower mid mud from the sound.

The high end is very articulate and clear. It can sometimes be a little bright for a PA, but taking a db or 2 off at the top, should help enough to end up with a finished, polished, close to Studio sound.

We were all very impressed with how much authority and unbelievable performance could come across from the singers to the audience. You never realize how much can get lost on the way from mouth through mic, mixer, speakers to ears...and making the first element in the chain better, definitely improved the experience, our audiences have had, since we used this mic.

Very happy with it. Clear contender in the Neumann range, with a better rejection, slightly less openness, but more mid and high end resolution than its Shure counterpart.

For the used prices of 150-250$, you can't go wrong with these.

If you do pop, are a singer songwriter, a cleaner Indie singer or even a shouter in a metal band....this mic has worked its wonders and everybody has always asked what this mic is...they couldn't believe the quality.

Discreet but unavoidable (AE3000)

By jctroyes, 24/11/2014
Here we are in front of a very particular by its static / forms / dimensions. Low sensitivity but it is his strong point.

For me it is clearly not a microphone for lead vocals and acoustic guitar. That does not mean it is a bad pickups. But the characteristics of the microphone as predestined to use as a secondary micro and especially rhythm part.


I have a recording studio not too bad and turns in my drum recordings I always had a problem for Toms sections.
I must admit to being rather static and dynamic for toms.
I tried the Neumann but the sensitivity to some directory was too high limit, MD421 are great but are not always visually impressive super nice to place and not always homogeneous sound with some battery invoice.
In short I dreamed of a micro Tom visually unobtrusive with low sensitivity but with a static response. If we remove the Josephson e22s nothing really made me dream. And then I come across a comment from a renowned engineer who work a lot with AE3000 (without specifying the source) after looking at the features and functions I have ordered 2 to see and hear on Toms.

Once again I was left quite impressed, especially considering the price. Really it holds well the comparison. But rather than give you a positive result and not constructive notice here are the few problems identified.

- May not be suitable for the lead vocals as it is very quiet with little increase of presence. Backing vocals, and why not ...
- By experience it will be a little légé for copper section. (Not tested)
- The off-axis although not ugly, or even nice, gives a lot of the phase problem uring a multi-microphone as the battery capture. This has in particular the size of the capsule.


-The Relative neutrality allows not load a mix with secondary elements. Used to its sound it will help you work faster.
-No Fault too nervous or aggressive spectrum. The transient response is a stiff nothing (not hard) but not more than a SM81 or KSM ... and say with still some class ...
-its Lack of little thickness become an asset on secondary rhythm parts.

IF this is your first mic it will be a great buy, but for me it is a micro shade. He who does his work, which is almost unavoidable but occurs only on secondary parties.

I will obviously Board for toms with a rubber support (not live by against). Can be nice on the Folk Violin in a rather perpendicular axis (unlike usual). To an AC Flute may be too.

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[MUSIKMESSE] Audio Technica present ATM350a series

Published on 04/07/16
Audio Technica announces the ATM350a series, an updated version of its ATM350 series of Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone.

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