Thoughts on Mic and Mic pre
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Disclaimer: This post is aimed at the recording engineer nerd.
Testing out a 4038 ribbon microphone with the GML mic pre
I tried a GML 8300 mic pre and a coles4038. I was thinking I didn’t want the bow noise to stack up in the 8-10khz range. They didn’t have the coles 4040. It’ didn’t work out well at all because I had to turn up the GML input to about 50 to get a usable gain and that raised the noise floor way too high especially when stacking as many tracks as I am.
I have been really fortunate to get to record over the past three days in the symphony’s concert hall so I scrapped using the 4038 and just used my AT4047 so I could turn the input gain down to 30 on the GML reduce the noise floor and record a decent signal.
After listening back to the work I’ve done over the three days with the GML and AT4047 I’ve noticed all the fizz that builds up with stacking all the tracks with a condenser.
I like the sound of the ribbon but not the strange noise that accompany turned the gain up to 50? Maybe a ribbon that has a higher output would be more beneficial to my situation?