ADK TC-AU Shootout on 4 Voices

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Here's a comparison of the 4 different capsules of the ADK TC-AU series, along with a Neumann TLM 103, Blue Baby Bottle and ADK Hamburg and Vienna. There are 4 singers (SATB, more or less) and 3 of us did 2 contrasting takes. 

The mics were recorded through a UA 4-710d (preamp and AD), 100% TRANS setting, no compression and no post-processing. I tried to balance volumes by hard-panning tracks and using the PAZ-Analyzer to compare levels.

I have uploaded 24bit .wav files, recorded at 44.1.

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  • Jud 1 Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 1 Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Jud 2 Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 1 Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Lisa 2 Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Martha Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 1 Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Baby Bottle

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Hamburg

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Tc12

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Tc47

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Tc67

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Tc251

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Tlm103

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

  • Peter 2 Vienna

    mic (above) through mogami gold neglex 2534 into UA 4-710d, 100%trans, 24/44.1 AD.

Comments

  • On most voices my favorite was either the TC-67 or TC-251.  The TC-251 tends to work very well for female vocalists and also had a nice smooth sound on the males.  The 67 has a nice mid presence that makes the vocals pop out to me, usually in a good way.  Overall the TC-47 seems to do a good job on everyone, and I think the TC-12 would be the right choice for many busier mixes (of course here we have no backing instruments).  The Baby Bottle, Hamburg, and Vienna were all about equal for me depending on the voice.  TLM-103 was usually my least favorite here.

    By rackrecording on Feb 28, 2013 at 3:27 am

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