Red Type B / R8 vs AKG C 414 B-ULS

Red Type B / R8 vs AKG C 414 B-ULS

After recently acquiring a Red Type B / R8 I wanted to compare it’s sound to the ole faithful 414. I also wanted to compare the mics on different sources,  that gives this drummer an excuse to noodle around on instruments I have no business otherwise touching 🙂 . So keep that in mind while listening to these. I find I prefer the RED overall. It’s a brighter mic. The 414 was darker in color with a greater Low end/Low Mid response.

I kept the mic positioning as balanced as possible.

Signal chain = Mic – Hardy M1 – DomII – DAW. Dry recording/No EQ.

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    rhodes-Red
    1:35
  2. 2.
    rhodes-414
    1:35
  3. 3.
    backpacker-Red
    0:35
  4. 4.
    backpacker-414
    0:35
  5. 5.
    Udu-Red
    0:40
  6. 6.
    Udu-414
    0:40

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