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good for drums

By theaudioandvideoguy, 01/04/2012
The shure KSM 141 is a multi patterned condenser mic. Its similar to the KSM 137, they look almost identical in appearance alone. I have experience NO feedback with the KSM 141 which is great after using a few other mics from Shure’s competitors , I had a lot of issues with feedback but it was resolved with this mic. The mic is about 5” long and about 5.5 ounces . Its pretty small and sleek and looks great! It does require phantom power as most mics similar to this one do.




OVERALL OPINION

The shure KSM 141 is a multi patterned condenser mic. Its similar to the KSM 137, they look almost identical in appearance alone. I have experience NO feedback with the KSM 141 which is great after using a few other mics from Shure’s competitors , I had a lot of issues with feedback but it was resolved with this mic. The mic is about 5” long and about 5.5 ounces . Its pretty small and sleek and looks great! It does require phantom power as most mics similar to this one do.

Overall, this mic is great. Provides very solid frequency ranges for your instruments. Mainly drums and piano’s in my case. But I heard it works wonders when used with an acoustic guitar and string instruments. On thing to take note with this is, overtime the quality of the mic seemed to die down on me a little bit. Maybe ours was just defective not too sure. But after using it a lot for a year it started to seem like it wasn’t as good with its range. We messed with it and even changed the phantom power to another model to see if that would fix it and it didn’t. You really cant hear the difference unless you are in the mixing process of the song and are using some really good monitors. When I was mixing at my home set up I heard no differences and no problems. But when at the local studio where the speakers / monitors are very high end I could hear some issues that I wasn’t too happy with but I managed to eq it some and get it sounding good again. We hope to purchase more of these in the future to we can really use it on all of our live instruments. Cudos to Shure for creating the KSM 141, just wish it looked a little more different that the 137 though.
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Fantastic overheads!

By polishdog90, 25/08/2011
Specification:
Microphone Type - Condenser
Polar Pattern(s) - Cardioid, Omni
Frequency Response - 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL - 134 dB (149 dB, 159 dB w/Pads)
Output Impedance - 150 ohms
Self Noise - 14 dB (A-weighted)
Low Cut Filter - 18 dB-per-octave @ 80 Hz, 6 dB-per-octave @ 115 Hz
Pads - 15 dB, 25 dB
Length - 5.75"
Width - .8"
Depth - .8"
Weight - .34 lbs.
Notes - Stereo Set

I have only used this mic in the studio but it's not too delicate to use live.

OVERALL OPINION

I really like this microphone. I use it most frequently as an overhead for a drum kit. I use two of them in a spaced pair (I enjoy the wide stereo image) and get wonderful results. Very clear and pristine sounding cymbals and the toms cut through as well. I also love to throw this on acoustic instruments. I've used it on acoustic guitar, violin, piano, etc and it sounds great. Since it picks up a lot of high end and can turn out harsh, I usually match it with a large diaphragm condenser and it sounds fantastic. It's not exactly a low-end microphone but I think it is absolutely worth it for the price. I have paired it against Rode N-5s and Neumann U87s but still prefer the KSM141s for drum overheads. If something happened to these mics I would definitely replace them. They are fantastic overheads and also sound great on acoustic instruments.
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Viguier's review

By Viguier, 15/07/2010
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OVERALL OPINION

Lent pair of microphones for almost a year in the studio ...
Used primarily for overhead ...

What can I say? Superbly soft, style, not a fart breath short, but good.

After leaving the studio, they are sorely inadequate. I waiting for the model below (the 109?) Who has a little "soft" but not the depth nor the style ...

It seems to me that the rate at which it is used, it does not hesitate if you can afford!

Some pictures on my profile ...
Paul
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Obsolete Audio's review

By Obsolete Audio, 29/10/2008
Condenser microphone small diaphragm condenser
Cardioid or omnidirectional with a rotating ring that transforms the micro pressure sensor in the rear vents blocked.
Pad-15dB and-25dB
80Hz low cut (background noise, clean cut)
115hz low cut (proximity effect, slope)
125 dB dynamic
Inherent noise of 14dB
139 dB max SPL without attenuation

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
I use it for a year, alone or in pairs.

- What is so special that you like most and least?
I love everything about this microphone, nothing to get rid of it is simply excellent, yet he never failed, on the contrary it is he who comes out best in my park, he has such versatility.
The microphone is easy to place, and any sounds at once. It may as well record a bass drum with a voice very satisfactory result, it is terrible on bass, snare drum, the atmosphere ....

In overhead is a killer (well placed, near a microphone on the snare will not help) we feel we have in hand something very serious, I did not try on toms but I'm pretty sure the result would be good.

In the vicinity of a snare is really great too, the grave is respected plug is clean with good dynamics, the sound of the snare is transcribed in a faithful, the chattering is present, Works great as a guitar or to use an acoustic amp it plain or saturated.

In short it is THE versatile micro by definition, with the body and clarity, as a comfortable atmosphere in that vicinity (which is its strength), or omni cardio in half a second with its clever little system having a full and faithful with a really good transient response.
Its response curve "flat" is clear, breathing smoothly without an ounce of aggression, are taken from his detailed, airy and warm at once. Would recommend to anyone wanting a versatile couple.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
In SDC had tried Shure PG81 who are clearly too expensive for the result, it's just too hard. There really any Shure and having in mind the eternal SM57-58 and the PG81 I did not have such a pleasant surprise.
I also have a pair of MK012 which is more acute blunt and whose transient response is much lower, but their sound color is so captivating that I can not say that it is less well .... Compared with a KSM technical point of view it does not make the weight but they are microphones we love for their imperfection. The KSM141 n'on them do not really.
I also have a pair of Pro37 (audio-technica) are very good in close, sometimes even surprising, but do not believe very promptly in different applications atmosphere sources or "sensitive"

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Ok, I did not feel like paying too much compared to the results, these microphones go everywhere and I got my pair on the cheap (798 euros). It is not price to pay for a microphone that could very well be the only model of an entire park.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
If I had the budget I will do well in full KSM 141 or 137 (the same cardio only) they are universal and I easily find a use for a dozen of these microphones at each session.
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Shure KSM141 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Shure
  • Model:KSM141
  • Category:Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/24/2004

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