Audix OM6
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Audix OM6

OM6, Dynamic Microphone from Audix.

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ericthegreat11/27/2011

ericthegreat's review"nice for home studio"

Audix OM6
The Audix OM6 was one of the first mics that I have ever used, I think I got it a radio shack. That is crazy that a mic this good was sold at radio shack a long time ago.
Sonically the response has a nice presence peak in the upper mid range, but the top end rolls off quickly after that. Opinion is split about whether that is a good or a bad thing – it helps keep a lid on feedback, but it doesnt sound as hi-fi as some other mics. I have had some singers complain that their vocal top end is not quite right - sometimes asking for more top end. I guess they are used to the sound of expensive condenser mics on their recordings. My solution is normally to give them another mic, like a Beta 58, or Beta 87a maybe, rather than use EQ. If you A/B test an OM6verses these mics it will always lose. But it can still be a better mic in some cases, such as when you are looking for a cardioid rather than hyper-cardioid response (the SM58 has a cardioid response, which means it has a wider pickup pattern at the front). But most vocalists will be more than happy with the sound the OM6 gives.


OVERALL OPINION

The OM6 also does a pretty good job on drums (not really bass drum), and other loud things like guitar cabs. It uses the same capsule as the SM57, one of the best mics for guitar cabs.

I've given other microphones in the same price range, (and even some that are pricier) an honest test drive, but I just keep coming back to my OM6. Some of the competitors have a lot more definition and are more sensitive, etc. - but to a fault. I can get right up on this mic and sing as loud as I can and it doesn't get harsh like my other mics do. So, until I find something I like better (and I doubt I will), I will keep on using my OM6.
10/29/2011

Anonymous 's review

Audix OM6
The Audix OM6 is a microphone designed to be a hand held microphone for vocal use. It is primarily a live microphone, and has a hypercardioid pick up pattern. It is a dynamic microphone that is fairly flat, but in designed to just have a gently rising frequency response between 2,000 Hz and 10,000 Hz. This presence peak brings out the vocals and helps them cut a bit more through a mix. This microphone's midrange boost is not at all significant. It is just a slightly rising response that adds a tight little color without feeling too saturated. This microphone is also touted as being great for group singing (not a group singing into one microphone, that is rather difficult with a hypercardioid microphone), with Audix proudly touting that the OM6 is what gave Crosby, Stills and Nash their "trademark vocal sound." Audix proudly announces the technology it puts into all of their OM series mics, with high handling capability of sound pressure levels, with the OM6 having the ability to handle 144 dB, a very low mass diaphragm for superior transient response; with the OM6, Audix claims that the sound is almost condenser like. Superb rejection due to its tight pickup pattern, and the anti feedback proprietary design. The body of the microphone itself is beautifully tapered and beautifully finished, and is a joy to hold. Audix also naturally claims that it is incredibly durable, and built to last a lifetime.

OVERALL OPINION

At $219, the OM6 is just a bit cheaper than the for all intents and purposes flat workhorse OM7, and what microphone you choose is up to you. However, keep in mind that the OM6 is not terribly colored; it just has that slight rise that tightens up a sound in a voice. I find that between the two, the OM7 can be tweaked in EQ to sound roughly like the OM6 if it needs to be.
moosers05/02/2010

moosers's review

Audix OM6
The Audix OM6 is a hand held style dynamic microphone that can be used in just about any situation. I've personally only used it in a recording studio where I was the assistant engineering on the session. The OM6 has a hypercardioid polar pick up pattern, so it picks up sound best when a source goes directly head on into it. While I haven't used this for vocals during a live show, this is the perfect kind of microphone for that sort of use. The setting that I used it in was for a live recording session.

OVERALL OPINION

When using the Audix OM6, the main idea for us was to get a nice sounding vocal without it picking up too much surrounding sound since the singer was in the same room as the drummer and the rest of the band. This wasn't for the recording of an album, but for a live recording session, so the idea was more to get a vibe with everyone in the room rather than isolating everyone. We choose the Audix OM6 one day when we decided to start experimenting with the vocal microphone that we did for these sessions to see if anything else could work as well as the Electrovoice RE-20s that we were normally using to record vocals. The OM6 was around and seemed like a logical choice because of it's hand held nature and the fact that it is a hyper cardioid microphone that won't pick up unnecessary low or high end sound. While perhaps not as good for this application as the RE-20 was, the Audix OM6 got us a very good sound when run through a Neve 8108 console and a Tube Tech compressor. It wasn't as full sounding as the RE-20, but was definitely adequate and did a great job of isolating the vocal sound. Although a bit more expensive than other hand held microphones of this nature, the OM6 is definitely in another league as it sounds a lot better than most of them out there as well. If you're looking for a high quality vocal mic for studio live sessions or live shows, the Audix OM6 should definitely be on the list of mics to investigate.
reminoucho08/22/2012

reminoucho's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent for stage"

Audix OM6
Hypercardioid dynamic microphone.

OVERALL OPINION

Owner of the famous BOSE L1 V2, the vocal mic sound to be delicate, especially outdoors.
My wife usually sang with BETA 87 from shure. Except that it hangs a lot, because despite efforts by BOSE, the fact that the speaker is placed behind does not always help to avoid feedback!
Anyway, I tried combining a micro sound quality and good resistance to attachment, and although I am happy (and my wife too).
We played in different places since, indoor and outdoor, and never the microphone was at fault. In addition, OM6 has its own preset setting on table L1, so why not?
I also read that the microphone has been designed for large voice .. My wife has a rather soft voice (good you have to push the gain), and we play 2 guitars + battery brushes (French songs a bit jazzy), this carefree ...
Well it sure is a BETA 87 (micro electrostatic scene) has more finesse in the treble, but again, not easy to manage ...
Against by the sound of OM6 exceeds a BETA 58.
Ah yes, a default anyway: it makes noise when you manipulate the hand, so to avoid it, do not get too excited with ...
sqoqo02/15/2010

sqoqo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audix OM6
hypercardio dynamic microphone ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months ... I was tired of my old 58 ...
Is that I'm happy? very ...
Is much thinner than a SM 58 ... the whole spectrum appears better defined ... it sends a very strong ... no need to mount the preamp very high ...
been no feedback so far hangs ...
Attention to the directionality ... during my first concert, I happened to digress a little too bubble efficient result ... nothing happens ... so get used to fetch the next ad hoc ...
especially if one is a guitarist singer like me ...

bought 80 dollars OCCAZ 'USA ... it worth it
Thomthom at 222 euros ... it is already more expensive ... but very good mic ..
suddenly I discovered this brand Audix .. and I'm on the lookout for one or VX5 VX10 (static) because I am now interested in other products of this brand
GeoffroyPercu07/16/2009

GeoffroyPercu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audix OM6
What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..)
I use it mostly for voice (singing or talking), taken from Hi-Hats, bass drum (for teeth, coupled with a standard kick drum microphone), amplifier back to live .. ..

What technology? (Electret, condenser ...)
dynamic hypercardio,

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
One year

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I like the precision, its objectification. Attention to live in small rooms, he moved quickly feedback! But is it evidence of good sensitivity and precision?! I think that yes! And a lil quick EQ and you win .....

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Having long used the sm58, I can tell you that it is the almond audix the trsrput SHURE, Sennheiser and others. I would compare it more Beyerdynamic MT 88. So good, you'll understand there is more on the same CRITERIA.

How do you report qualitprix?
A bit like all CHRE audix I got. But hey, even when prices relatively well justified. Buy!

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
I want my nephew!
miconmac05/10/2006

miconmac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audix OM6
Thank you for reading my first review since the OM7 OM6 includes most of the OM7 CHARACTERISTICS but with two essential Difference: an output level of more and less than lev rponse in treble
The MODEL OM6 is just below the OM7 (10% less). It is a standard microphone of Contents scne United States. It is specially optimized Audix APRS for live sound volume. In fact, it still offers a little more feedback to Resistors but it is a notch above Submitted least in the treble. Even if it does not benefitted from Systm attnuation internally, it did not seem that the more silent OM6 enclain saturate the OM7. The diffrence between the two pickups would be located at plutt their capacity to return the dynamic low. In fact, OM6 is significantly less efficient than the OM7 on soft passages: the effect of proximity is really more musical and "relevquot; on OM7.

OVERALL OPINION

On my voice, sounds a bit OM6 duller and colder than the OM7. This is certainly a more micro suited for the "big voice tape", but you really need in perspective: the diffrence between these 2 microphones do not jump IMMEDIATE ears. Especially well-being rcupre heat and brightness if you Do not hesitate to push her into a corner pramp (rcuprer for harmonics and a nice little saturation) I would not be surprised with a deeper voice than mine, or a good prampli micro lamp - you get a warm grain trs.
To be honest, I had a lot of tests and knowledge tests before feeling ranged o the limits of the relative OM6 OM7.
But just 30 more, I prfr the OM7 for better return of acute and performance on the dynamics suprieur low.