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Can the same sound be achieved with modern mics and EQ? Isn't most of the 'vintage sound' due to tape and valves rather than mics? The sought-after sound of the classic vintage mics is partly down to the fact that microphones used in professional studios many years ago would have been of particularly high quality to start with — and quality tends to age well.
Boasting over pieces, the Les F. Harrison Microphone Collection features many rare and interesting mics spanning the entire history of the technology. Everything from the earliest carbon microphones to the most modern occurrences are included.
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Producers, engineers, studios, and musicians will often opt to employ these decades-old tools that most non-musicians might think of as antiquated, obsolete technology. Another certainty is that most of these classic microphones are not exactly budget-friendly. As with anything else that tends to be old, rare, and desirable, the price of vintage microphones has been steadily climbing for years with no end in sight.
Besides having a beautiful and unique design, the Black Hole is a versatile microphone for many applications including acoustic guitar, piano and vocals. I love this mic, it is a work of art! I love the Black Hole microphone.
There is logic to the wide, flat basket design, which has only one vertical support in the cardioid capsule's rear 'dead zone'. There are no pad or filter switches on the mic. Typical frequency response without proximity effect: the HF roll-off above 15kHz and boost around 90Hz contribute to a smooth, warm sound.