Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfaces.

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Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfaces.

Post by BGR » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:28 pm

Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfaces.

*Studio Quality is not required. Any untreated room in your home or office will do.
*When comparing different audio interfaces, they must be iOS compatible; and the microphones recorded must be of the same model.
*When comparing different microphones, they must be recorded through the same interface.
*And last, but not least, a single source of sung melody or spoken voice must be recorded by the interfaces and/or microphones at the same time.

The idea is to gather the most samples of Auria compatible microphones and/or audio interfaces that we can; so we can have them here as reference.

Studio Quality is not required because, to be honest, if we all had Recording Studios, well... you get the idea.

Anyone interested in sending samples?

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2x CM3. Scarlett 2i2 vs Guitarjack 2 and Rolls PB224.

Post by BGR » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Side by side comparison of my pair of Line Audio Design CM3 microphones.
Each microphone connected to a different audio interface.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: I don't have two iPads. So I used an iPad 4 and an iPhone 4s to make the comparison of the interfaces. I recorded into MultitrackDAW on both -24bit, 48kHz-. I "open in" BINS in Audioshare. Renamed the individual files to not get lost with large BIN names. The same process was made on both the iPad 4 and the iPhone 4s. After that, I transferred the iPhone files to the iPad with Instashare. "Open in" Audioshare and then imported all the files into Auria. Edited and tried to sync as much as possible; and joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. And finally, I exported the joined files back to Audioshare to rename them and to "open in" in Instashare again to transfer the final files to my Mac. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

*Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs a Rolls PB224 and a Guitarjack 2. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Scarlett 2i2 with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock. GuitarJack2 with Normal Mode 0dB.
    -Second 16: Scarlett 2i2 with the gain knob at Maximum Level. GuitarJack2 with Boost Mode 0dB.
*Scarlett 2i2:
CM3 - PB224-->GJ2 vs 2i2 - 2i2.wav
(4.53 MiB) Downloaded 339 times
*GuitarJack 2:
CM3 - PB224-->GJ2 vs 2i2 - GJ2.wav
(4.53 MiB) Downloaded 336 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side in your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment Scarlett 2i2:
  • -CM3.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -Winten Mobile Phone Charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 800mA.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Equipment GuitarJack 2:
  • -CM3.
    -Rolls PB224B. 2x 9V Battery powered. Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -GuitarJack 2 (+72dB).
    -iPhone 4S.
PB224->GJ2 vs 2i2.JPG
Ths iPhone 4S is missing because I took the picture with it.
PB224->GJ2 vs 2i2.JPG (308.53 KiB) Viewed 11993 times
Last edited by BGR on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:44 pm, edited 9 times in total.

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2x CM3. Scarlett 2i2 vs Rolls MX34C and Line 6 Sonic Port

Post by BGR » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:08 pm

Side by side comparison of my pair of Line Audio Design CM3 microphones.
Each microphone connected to a different audio interface.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: I don't have two iPads. So I used an iPad 4 and an iPhone 4s to make the comparison of the interfaces. I recorded into MultitrackDAW on both -24bit, 48kHz-. I "open in" BINS in Audioshare. Renamed the individual files to not get lost with large BIN names. The same process was made on both the iPad 4 and the iPhone 4s. After that, I transferred the iPhone files to the iPad with Instashare. "Open in" Audioshare and then imported all the files into Auria. Edited and tried to sync as much as possible; and joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. And finally, I exported the joined files back to Audioshare to rename them and to "open in" in Instashare again to transfer the final files to my Mac. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs Rolls MX34C connected through a Line 6 Sonic Port. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 17: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 33: Both interfaces with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Scarlett 2i2:
CM3 - MX34C-->SP vs 2i2 - 2i2.wav
(6.87 MiB) Downloaded 325 times
*Rolls MX34C:
CM3 - MX34C-->SP vs 2i2 - MX34C.wav
(6.87 MiB) Downloaded 317 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side in your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment Scarlett 2i2:
  • -CM3.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Equipment Rolls MX34C:
  • -CM3.
    -Rolls MX34C (+70dB). 2x 9V battery powered. Providing 18V Phantom power. And Line Level output.
    -Line 6 Sonic Port.
    -iPhone 4S.
MX34C->SP vs 2i2.JPG
The iPhone 4s is not present. I took the picture with it.
MX34C->SP vs 2i2.JPG (267.21 KiB) Viewed 11993 times
Last edited by BGR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:45 pm, edited 7 times in total.

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2x CM3. Scarlett 2i2 vs iTrack Solo

Post by BGR » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:30 pm

Side by side comparison of my pair of Line Audio Design CM3 microphones.
Each microphone connected to a different audio interface.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: I don't have two iPads. So I used an iPad 4 and an iPhone 4s to make the comparison of the interfaces. I recorded into MultitrackDAW on both -24bit, 96kHz-. I "open in" BINS in Audioshare. Renamed the individual files to not get lost with large BIN names. The same process was made on both the iPad 4 and the iPhone 4s. After that, I transferred the iPhone files to the iPad with Instashare. "Open in" Audioshare and then imported all the files into Auria. Edited and tried to sync as much as possible; and joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. And finally, I exported the joined files back to Audioshare to rename them and to "open in" in Instashare again to transfer the final files to my Mac. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs Focusrite iTrack Solo. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 18: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 35: Both interfaces with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Scarlett 2i2:
CM3 - iTS vs 2i2 - 2i2 - AudioShareConverted.wav
(7.01 MiB) Downloaded 317 times
*iTrack Solo:
CM3 - iTS vs 2i2 - iTS - AudioShareConverted.wav
(7.01 MiB) Downloaded 331 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side in your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

NOTE: I tried to upload original 24bit, 96kHz files. But for some reason, the forum attachment upload service did not let me. I converted them to 24bit, 48kHz with AudioShare. The effect for comparison is the same. And I could not hear a difference between the original and the converted files.

Equipment Scarlett 2i2:
  • -Line Audio CM3.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -Winten Mobile Phone Charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 800mA.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Equipment iTrack Solo:
  • -CM3.
    -iTrack Solo (+55dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -Winten Mobile Phone Charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 800mA.
    -the included USB cable to connect to the mobile charger.
    -the included Device Link cable to connect to a iOS device.
    -iPhone 4S.
iTS vs 2i2.JPG
The iPhone 4s is missing. I took the picture with it.
iTS vs 2i2.JPG (280.32 KiB) Viewed 11989 times
Last edited by BGR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:32 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Re: Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfa

Post by richardyot » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:14 am

Thanks very much for these comparisons - they're very useful.

I am looking to buy an interface for vocals, and the Focusrites were on my list, but I also already own the Sonic Port Line 6 so it was interesting to hear that with a microphone amp going through it, another option to consider.

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Re: Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfa

Post by BGR » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:34 pm

@richardyot I'm glad you like the comparisons. I have the Line 6 Mobile In and the Sonic Port. Apparently they have the same A/D converters. I personally like both. The major difference is the monitoring options of the Sonic Port. It makes it much more of a complete audio interface.

In any case, I still have a few more combinations of hardware that I want to compare. I'll keep uploading for a while.

If anyone is interested in uploading comparisons, please do.
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Scarlett 2i2: Line Audio Design CM3 vs Rode M3

Post by BGR » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:41 pm

Side by side comparison of a Line Audio Design CM3 and a Rode M3.
Both connected through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

Auria made. Recorded two different mono tracks. Edited and then joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. After that, I exported each joined file to Audioshare -to rename them and send them to Instashare-. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: Line Audio Design CM3 vs Rode M3. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 17: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 34: Both microphones with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Line Audio CM3:
2i2 - CM3 vs M3 - CM3.wav
(6.87 MiB) Downloaded 360 times
*Rode M3:
2i2 - CM3 vs M3 - M3.wav
(6.87 MiB) Downloaded 357 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side on your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment:
  • -Line Audio CM3. Phantom powered. Input 1.
    -Rode M3. Phantom powered. Input 2.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
CM3 vs M3.JPG
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Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: Rode M3 vs sE Electronics X1R

Post by BGR » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Side by side comparison of a Rode M3 and a sE Electronics X1R -ribbon-.
Both connected through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

Auria made. Recorded two different mono tracks. Edited and then joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. After that, I exported each joined file to Audioshare -to rename them and send them to Instashare-. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: Rode M3 vs sE Electronics X1R. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 19: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 37: Both microphones with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Rode M3:
2i2 - M3 vs X1R - M3.wav
(7.69 MiB) Downloaded 338 times
*sE Electronics X1R:
2i2 - M3 vs X1R - X1R.wav
(7.69 MiB) Downloaded 315 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side on your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment:
  • -Rode M3. 9V battery self powered. Input 1.
    -sE Electronics X1R. Input 2.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). No Phantom.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
M3 vs X1R.JPG
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Last edited by BGR on Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfa

Post by dominicperry » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:54 pm

I have a Røde M3. Haven't found a use for it really, it sounds quite muddy. I think your clips demonstrate that, but it does 'compress' some of the transients which make for a more level performance. The Line Audio CM3 is probably too close for that kind of vocal work, and it's also picking up the room a lot more - which, as you've said, isn't the best environment.
IMO, the X1R is the best of the bunch at that distance for that room for that vocal. Which is why engineers always end up with lots of mics!

Dominic

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2x X1R->FetHead. Scarlett 2i2 vs Rolls MX34C,Line6 MobileIn

Post by BGR » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:22 pm

Side by side comparison of my pair of sE Electronics X1R ribbon microphones.
Each microphone connected to a Triton Audio FetHead for dynamic microphones.
Each FetHead connected to a different audio interface.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: I don't have two iPads. So I used an iPad 4 and an iPhone 4s to make the comparison of the interfaces. I recorded into MultitrackDAW on both -24bit, 48kHz-. I "open in" BINS in Audioshare. Renamed the individual files to not get lost with large BIN names. The same process was made on both the iPad 4 and the iPhone 4s. After that, I transferred the iPhone files to the iPad with Instashare. "Open in" Audioshare and then imported all the files into Auria. Edited and tried to sync as much as possible; and joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. And finally, I exported the joined files back to Audioshare to rename them and to "open in" in Instashare again to transfer the final files to my Mac. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

*Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs Rolls MX34C connected through a Line 6 Mobile In. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 18: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
*Scarlett 2i2:
X1R-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI - 2i2.wav
(4.94 MiB) Downloaded 337 times
*Rolls MX34C:
X1R-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI - MX34C.wav
(4.94 MiB) Downloaded 320 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side in your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment Scarlett 2i2:
  • -sE X1R.
    -FetHead (+20dB). +48V Phantom powered.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing +48V Phantom power.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Equipment MX34C:
  • -sE X1R
    -FetHead (+20dB). +18V Phantom powered.
    -Rolls MX34C (+70dB). 2x 9V Battery powered. Providing +18V Phantom power. Line level output.
    -Line 6 Mobile In
    -iPhone 4S.
X1R-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI.JPG
X1R-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI.JPG (301.44 KiB) Viewed 11886 times
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2x M3->FetHead. Scarlett 2i2 vs Rolls MX34C,Line6 MobileIn

Post by BGR » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:40 pm

NOTE: Did you know that you can connect a Triton Audio FetHead for Dynamic microphones to a Self Powered Condenser microphone? If you didn't, now you do :)

Side by side comparison of my pair of Rode M3 microphones. Both 9v battery self powered.
Each microphone connected to a Triton Audio FetHead for dynamic microphones.
Each FetHead connected to a different audio interface.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: I don't have two iPads. So I used an iPad 4 and an iPhone 4s to make the comparison of the interfaces. I recorded into MultitrackDAW on both -24bit, 48kHz-. I "open in" BINS in Audioshare. Renamed the individual files to not get lost with large BIN names. The same process was made on both the iPad 4 and the iPhone 4s. After that, I transferred the iPhone files to the iPad with Instashare. "Open in" Audioshare and then imported all the files into Auria. Edited and tried to sync as much as possible; and joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. And finally, I exported the joined files back to Audioshare to rename them and to "open in" in Instashare again to transfer the final files to my Mac. No Mixdowns used.

Space: My small bedroom in the 2nd floor of an apartment complex -in the afternoon-.

*Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs Rolls MX34C connected through a Line 6 Mobile In. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 9 o'clock.
    -Second 18: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
*Scarlett 2i2:
M3-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI - 2i2.wav
(4.94 MiB) Downloaded 315 times
*Rolls MX34C:
M3-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI - MX34C.wav
(4.94 MiB) Downloaded 320 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side in your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment Scarlett 2i2:
  • -M3. 9v battery self powered.
    -FetHead (+20dB). +48V Phantom powered.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing +48V Phantom power.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Equipment MX34C:
  • -M3. 9v battery self powered.
    -FetHead (+20dB). +18V Phantom powered.
    -Rolls MX34C (+70dB). 2x 9V Battery powered. Providing +18V Phantom power. Line level output.
    -Line 6 Mobile In
    -iPhone 4S.
M3-->FetHead - 2i2 vs MX34C-->MI.JPG
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Re: Rough Side by Side for Vocals. Mics and/or Audio Interfa

Post by BGR » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:55 pm

dominicperry wrote:I have a Røde M3. Haven't found a use for it really, it sounds quite muddy. I think your clips demonstrate that, but it does 'compress' some of the transients which make for a more level performance. The Line Audio CM3 is probably too close for that kind of vocal work, and it's also picking up the room a lot more - which, as you've said, isn't the best environment.
IMO, the X1R is the best of the bunch at that distance for that room for that vocal. Which is why engineers always end up with lots of mics!

Dominic
@dominicperry
I really like the X1R. I have tried it out with some light melodies. And close mic. At least in my headphone monitors, it sounds really nice. And it pampers my voice.
I have been doing all these comparisons for a few months now because I want to produce a small 5 song demo. And I am trying to decide with which equipment to record it.
I haven't had the time to concentrate, sit down and record it. It might take me a few days. But at least the arrangements are ready.
So I have used my spare time to do my own experiments into how I can achieve a better sound without spending to much money.
And because I don't live in the place where I want to record it, I have been looking also into mobility or portability.
So I thought that the comparisons I have done might help someone else :)

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2x CM3: Mackie Onyx Blackjack vs Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

Post by BGR » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:25 pm

Side by side comparison of my pair of Line Audio Design CM3 microphones.
Each microphone connected to a different audio interface.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: I don't have two iPads. So I used an iPad 4 and a OSX86 10.6.8 based Lenovo Thinkpad X300 laptop to make the comparison between the interfaces. I used Auria on the iPad 4 and Reaper on the X300. 24bit, 48kHz. Located the original Reaper files in the Finder and renamed the individual files. After that, I transferred the X300 files to the iPad 4 with Instashare. "Open in" Audioshare and then imported all the files into Auria. Edited, tried to sync as much as possible; and joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. And finally, I exported the joined files back to Audioshare to rename them and to "open in" in Instashare again to transfer the final files to my Mac. No Mixdowns used.

Space: A normal living room in a house outside the city. Carpeted, a big sofa and big wooden furniture around.

Mackie Onyx Blackjack vs Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 20: Both interfaces with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 39: Both interfaces with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Onyx Blackjack:
CM3 - Blackjack vs 2i2 - Blackjack.wav
(7.97 MiB) Downloaded 379 times
*Scarlett 2i2:
CM3 - Blackjack vs 2i2 - 2i2.wav
(7.97 MiB) Downloaded 340 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side in your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment Blackjack:
  • -Line Audio CM3.
    -Onyx Blackjack (+60dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to one of the Laptops USB port -for power-.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
    -Auria.
Equipment 2i2:
  • -Line Audio CM3.
    -Scarlett 2i2 (+55dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -Lenovo Thinkpad X300. OSX86 10.6.8.
    -Reaper.
CM3 - Blackjack vs 2i2.JPG
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Mackie Onyx Blackjack: Line Audio Design CM3 vs Rode M3

Post by BGR » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:04 pm

Side by side comparison of a Line Audio Design CM3 and a Rode M3.
Both connected through a Mackie Onyx Blackjack.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: Auria made. Recorded two different mono tracks. Edited and then joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. After that, I exported each joined file to Audioshare -to rename them and send them to Instashare-. No Mixdowns used.

Space: A normal living room in a house outside the city. Carpeted, a big sofa and big wooden furniture around.

Mackie Onyx Blackjack: Line Audio Design CM3 vs Rode M3. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 17: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 35: Both microphones with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Line Audio CM3:
Blackjack - CM3 vs M3 - CM3.wav
(7.83 MiB) Downloaded 326 times
*Rode M3:
Blackjack - CM3 vs M3 - M3.wav
(7.83 MiB) Downloaded 317 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side on your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment:
  • -Line Audio CM3. Phantom powered. Input 1.
    -Rode M3. Phantom powered. Input 2.
    -Onyx Blackjack (+60dB). Providing 48V Phantom power.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Blackjack - CM3 vs M3.JPG
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Mackie Onyx Blackjack: Rode M3 vs sE Electronics X1R

Post by BGR » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:38 pm

Side by side comparison of a Rode M3 and a sE Electronics X1R -ribbon-.
Both connected through a Mackie Onyx Blackjack.
Both microphones received roughly the same signal. My voice.
And I was about 83cm or 32.7in away from the capsules.

INFO: Auria made. Recorded two different mono tracks. Edited and then joined. No EQ, Fades or effects. After that, I exported each joined file to Audioshare -to rename them and send them to Instashare-. No Mixdowns used.

Space: A normal living room in a house outside the city. Carpeted, a big sofa and big wooden furniture around.

Mackie Onyx Blackjack: Rode M3 vs sE Electronics X1R. 24bit, 48kHz.

What you'll hear:
  • -Second 00: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 12 o'clock.
    -Second 18: Both microphones with the gain knob pointing at 3 o'clock.
    -Second 37: Both microphones with the gain knob at Maximum Level.
*Rode M3:
Blackjack - M3 vs X1R - M3.wav
(7.83 MiB) Downloaded 307 times
*sE Electronics X1R:
Blackjack - M3 vs X1R - X1R.wav
(7.83 MiB) Downloaded 292 times
These two files are synced so you can open them side by side on your favorite audio editor to see and hear the differences.

Equipment:
  • -Rode M3. Self powered via 9v block battery. Input 1.
    -sE Electronics X1R. Input 2.
    -Onyx Blackjack (+60dB). No Phantom power.
    -INTENSO MobyPack mobile phone charger. 5200mAh. 5V, 2.1A.
    -small Logilink Passive 2.0 USB Hub.
    -Y cable to connect the 2i2 to the hub and to the mobile charger.
    -Camera Connection Kit to USB.
    -iPad 4.
Blackjack - M3 vs X1R.jpeg
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