Audio Samples: Acoustic Bass

Hear comparative recordings of Earthworks microphones on acoustic bass.

Earthworks SR30 on Acoustic Bass

When miking acoustic bass, it is difficult to pick up both the fat sound of the low frequencies and still have the definition of plucking the strings in the higher frequency spectrum. This often becomes a real challenge for even the best of engineers. Let’s now hear how the selection of microphones can assist in this challenge.

1st – Royer R-121 ribbon microphone

2nd – Neumann U-87 condenser microphone

3rd – Earthworks SR30 (30kHz) condenser microphone

(there is a short blank space between each recorded segment)

Comparative Recording

Royer R-121, Neumann U-87, then Earthworks SR30   |   download wav

Individual Recorded Segments

Royer R-121 ribbon microphone   |   download wav

Neumann U-87 condenser microphone   |   download wav

Earthworks SR30 condenser microphone   |   download wav

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