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  • ericthegreatericthegreat

    a quality mic

    M-Audio AriesPublished on 12/20/11 at 22:25
    The M Audio Aries is a condenser microphone for recording with a unique circle shaped cage. I wouldn't recommend bringing it outside of the recording studio since it's not cheap and is indeed a condenser mic. The mic has a cardioids polar pick up pattern and a frequency response ranging from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. These mics were a new addition to one of the studios that I frequently work out of, so I only recently had the chance to check them out and I'm glad that I know about them now. These are definitely impressive mics.


    OVERALL OPINION

    The M Audio Aries are nice microphones for a variety of purposes. I've used them a few times for piano and I also tried one of them out for acousti…
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    The M Audio Aries is a condenser microphone for recording with a unique circle shaped cage. I wouldn't recommend bringing it outside of the recording studio since it's not cheap and is indeed a condenser mic. The mic has a cardioids polar pick up pattern and a frequency response ranging from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. These mics were a new addition to one of the studios that I frequently work out of, so I only recently had the chance to check them out and I'm glad that I know about them now. These are definitely impressive mics.


    OVERALL OPINION

    The M Audio Aries are nice microphones for a variety of purposes. I've used them a few times for piano and I also tried one of them out for acoustic guitar. I think that two that are at the studio where I used them are a matched pair as you can buy a set of two of them that are matched. For recording piano, I was blown away by the sound of these. The studio has a nice and warm grand piano that was a nice match for these microphones. The mics picked up the sound with stunning detail and nice warmth too. I wasn't expecting this kind of sound from an Audix, although I hadn't used many condenser microphones from them since they are primarily known for their nice dynamics mics. Still, the M Audio Aries aren't cheap so it's a serious decision to pick up one or two of these. I'd consider them and try them for yourself if you're looking for a set of matched condensers that aren't more traditional pencil mics. There are tons and tons of microphones out there so be sure to do your research. That being said, including these in that would be a good idea as they are unexpectedly amazing microphones for any price range!
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  • à Chaudà Chaud

    M-Audio AriesPublished on 11/19/06 at 06:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Static cardioid vocal microphone for the stage.

    The data sheet shows little evidence:

    Type: Micro hand held, small-capsule condenser, studio-quality
    Membrane diameter: 3 / 4 inch thick 6 micron gold by evaporation
    Solid brass capsule giving a warm
    Suspension shocks and minimizing handling noise [extremely effective]
    Directivity: Cardioid.
    Frequency response: 20-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 13.8 mV / Pa
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 134 DBB SPL
    Equivalent noise level: 17 dB A-weighted
    Output impedance: 200 Ohms
    Recommended load impedance:> 1000 Ohms
    Preamp: Class A FET, transformerless
    Power supply: 48 V Phantom
    Connector: XLR 3 male
    Dimensions: Diam. 40 mm, max at the gate, …
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    Static cardioid vocal microphone for the stage.

    The data sheet shows little evidence:

    Type: Micro hand held, small-capsule condenser, studio-quality
    Membrane diameter: 3 / 4 inch thick 6 micron gold by evaporation
    Solid brass capsule giving a warm
    Suspension shocks and minimizing handling noise [extremely effective]
    Directivity: Cardioid.
    Frequency response: 20-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 13.8 mV / Pa
    Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 134 DBB SPL
    Equivalent noise level: 17 dB A-weighted
    Output impedance: 200 Ohms
    Recommended load impedance:> 1000 Ohms
    Preamp: Class A FET, transformerless
    Power supply: 48 V Phantom
    Connector: XLR 3 male
    Dimensions: Diam. 40 mm, max at the gate, length 168 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Packing: carry bag (small enough), adjustable support clamp, carton box (classic)
    No response curve or directional pattern.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long and utilization
    Tried on a provision in the open in June 2006 along with Béta87 and BETA58.

    Seduced and bought a few weeks later.

    I use it regularly for 3 months along with two Shure Béta87, and it gives me complete satisfaction on any type of voice.

    JUDGEMENT WHEN USING
    For lack of curves, I'll compare it to Shure Béta87A which is somewhat standard in the field.

    For those who do not know Béta87A, here's my assessment:

    Sound:

    Micro very true and very neutral. Does not add or subtract anything.
    Bosse's grave very discreet, very far from natural highs but discreet. Its type "static" giving a very transparent "as if there were more micro."

    Other qualifications:

    -Very light and grip unusual because of the small diameter of the handle. Over time, the hand can be tiring especially as the paint is very smooth and slippery.

    -Extremely low handling noise, the best of my knowledge in the range of Shure view.

    Wind-noise: no problem with plosives and breath of the artist and the wind outside.

    -Whistling: pass very accurately without any concern.

    Deformation of the stamp-use "off-axis":
    No problem, but not as good as the old SM58 was a champion in the genre.

    Larsen-resistance: no problem with the model hyper-ardioïde I use.
    The cardioid pattern should be a little worse because of its wider directivity. However, it is a little better when using "off axis".
    THE MICRO M-AUDIO ARIES

    Appearance and handling:
    Relatively small.
    Good grip thanks to the nice rubberized paint on the handle. Can it slips through your fingers.

    Graves:
    No major noticeable hump. Because of its small size diaphragm or very limited response below 150-200 Hz?
    In any case, resonant room, no risk of serious extreme "runs" and popping exploding in the lower spectrum.

    Plosives: the test "My dad is a firefighter in Perpignan" in multiple voices is a model of success. See reasons and consequences above.

    Mediums very accurate, as a studio microphone.

    Treble:
    It is immediately a great speech intelligibility, greater than the Béta87. Suspected a slight bump in the response curve, where it is needed and the amount that goes. Nothing annoying, just enough to be friendly and that's what attracted me.
    The sharp rise very high, as befits a condenser microphone with a slightly more presence than the Shure Béta87. I like it!

    In short: you can put the equalizer off the console, you get the right sound without any correction.
    Now if you want to "work" sound, no problem since it's from a very healthy.
    Complementary qualities:

    Noise-handling:
    A big hats off to M-Audio as the suspension is even more effective than the Béta87.
    The only downside to this perfection: the painting of the rubber sleeve (instead of extremely smooth and slippery for Béta87) that the evil hand slips on the neck and produces a slight crunch, which means slightly. Flip side of convenience.
    Nothing serious, this microphone is very much better than the SM58 and BETA58 that were already considered good.

    -Whistling:
    The test "Who are these snakes hiss on these heads?" passes without problems on all votes.

    Deformation of the stamp-use "off-axis":
    No problem, yet one who in June held out the microphone to different people did not stop private ... Since confirmed.

    Larsen-resistance:
    This is the low point of my microphone to use.
    Its cardioid polar pattern to be large enough that it tends to hang more easily than Béta87A in its hyper-cardioid or BETA58 also a hyper-cardioid.
    I could compare it with the cardioid version Béta87C do not have. There should be some similarities.

    In any case, avoid putting it near the front speakers, and it is better that the returns are well prepared to close in line behind the microphone. Otherwise, it tends to hang if the singer's too far away from his mouth and he must push a little gain to the console.

    It is for this reason alone that I put a 9 instead of 10.

    For its price, it is impossible to find a microphone comprising all qualities.
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  • LimiterOffLimiterOff

    M-Audio AriesPublished on 10/29/07 at 04:08
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See further notice, which is very well done
    Ncessite a phantom power supply

    OVERALL OPINION

    I trsdcu by micro, I wanted a condenser microphone while You Save, I would not. The microphone hangs too.
    I used SM58 microphones ultimately more rehearsal room provided that the.

    I finally bought a super cardioid dynamic microphone AKG D5, unless it hangs and the sound is great.

    It is also the use that I want to make the microphone, I need not have phantom power supply. That is to say that I go through the effects before the mix console.

    I think he may well agree trs recording, M-audio are much more "home studio" that "live" anyway.

    I do not would do the same choice, it is…
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    See further notice, which is very well done
    Ncessite a phantom power supply

    OVERALL OPINION

    I trsdcu by micro, I wanted a condenser microphone while You Save, I would not. The microphone hangs too.
    I used SM58 microphones ultimately more rehearsal room provided that the.

    I finally bought a super cardioid dynamic microphone AKG D5, unless it hangs and the sound is great.

    It is also the use that I want to make the microphone, I need not have phantom power supply. That is to say that I go through the effects before the mix console.

    I think he may well agree trs recording, M-audio are much more "home studio" that "live" anyway.

    I do not would do the same choice, it is a micro trs good, nice, but that does not match my use.
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  • FirehorseFirehorse

    M-Audio AriesPublished on 10/31/08 at 20:21
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Microphone Static Transistor ddi voice for small home studio and scne ... APRS for me anyway ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for two years just to work in small home studio + scnes nomadic and have a correct rendering. Obtain lower prices (main intrt), better ide of what it will mix in with my pro AKG.414.ULS. I work bcp harmonies, the cons-trs Młoda and remains on the accuracy required but also the comprhension words. And in this context, a condenser microphone is right even more comfortable (+ jazz rock Obviously)
    I had two for shure scne Beta87A I resold to point me to the Neumann KMS105 frankly I find more efficient!

    The great advantage of Aries RSID in the fact that I am…
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    Microphone Static Transistor ddi voice for small home studio and scne ... APRS for me anyway ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for two years just to work in small home studio + scnes nomadic and have a correct rendering. Obtain lower prices (main intrt), better ide of what it will mix in with my pro AKG.414.ULS. I work bcp harmonies, the cons-trs Młoda and remains on the accuracy required but also the comprhension words. And in this context, a condenser microphone is right even more comfortable (+ jazz rock Obviously)
    I had two for shure scne Beta87A I resold to point me to the Neumann KMS105 frankly I find more efficient!

    The great advantage of Aries RSID in the fact that I am not afraid of damaging them or see them disappear in my dplacements. I would be really bad in certain "situations" with my KMS105 ...!!!

    Otherwise I find plutt suitable for the low price. The bump in the acute (lower evokes a collgue) is for me a big default and I do not want at all during its manufacture by our Chinese friends = more than qualisation ncessaire Studio at home and often on the edge of feedback scne. CHARACTERISTICS may be useful when using a Bonette Obviously trend that stifle the sound ... but ...

    One of the biggest default (there are too but we will not spit in the soup) is that the handle of the Aries is quite pais. It's good for getting started, but it ncessite use almost exclusively the original clips that are themselves quite Troit (you really have to force). It is therefore well trs on one foot but the handling of the coup scne is far from being trs natural and fluid, especially for a woman.

    The canvas and a half is mainly of a "small" problem that is important but no one has raised the paint (paint?) Of micro crumbles quickly (especially with the strangled the clamp). Ds Premire uses (with clip so) the "painting" has begun to fall and get scratched. It is not trs Aesthetics you say and you would absolutely right because the (despite the low price) is really the "s'fout my mouth"! It's more because you wonder qu'inquitant ds The beginning of what crap they fell ... even the karaoke mics are more resistant, at least this level.
    In short, after a moment was so dun bum I carrment DCID to "sand" with a little steel wool (aprsdmontage of course) for discovering that they taient 10 times more beautiful aluminum color. It's funny, it looks like the blow of the microphones "Silver Surfer" (for those who know.) Since then, people ask me o I bought them so they throw like a. As I erased the mark (and they are far from being rpandus) I can say anything (even ingnieurs technicians and sound which, while REFERENCE , are often lost). But hey I could have done this kind of manual work even if your exact enjoyable surprise me.
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  • moosersmoosers

    M-Audio AriesPublished on 10/03/09 at 11:52
    The M-Audio Aries is a vocal condenser microphone that is suitable for both use in the studio and the stage.  I have only used it in the studio, but it definitely has the look and the shape of a stage microphone.  However, since it is a condenser microphone it does need to be treated with a little bit more care than a normal dynamic microphone would because it is more sensitive.  It does also require phantom power as all condenser microphones do, so you need to have it plugged into a board that has phantom power if you are going to use it for live shows.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the M-Audio Aries for a few months here and there as a cheap option for laying down ideas.  I bel…
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    The M-Audio Aries is a vocal condenser microphone that is suitable for both use in the studio and the stage.  I have only used it in the studio, but it definitely has the look and the shape of a stage microphone.  However, since it is a condenser microphone it does need to be treated with a little bit more care than a normal dynamic microphone would because it is more sensitive.  It does also require phantom power as all condenser microphones do, so you need to have it plugged into a board that has phantom power if you are going to use it for live shows.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the M-Audio Aries for a few months here and there as a cheap option for laying down ideas.  I believe that this is what the M-Audio Aries is best suited for and I don't think I would recommend using it for much else in terms of use in the studio.  It has a pretty decent overall sound, but lacks a certain fullness that I would look for in a good condenser microphone.  Although I can't say that I have any experience doing so, I would bet that even though this is a condenser mic, that it would be suited well for live shows, granted you have the phantom power to use with it.  I say this because of the general make up of the mic, and how it is indeed a hand held mic.  It is specifically designed for vocals and definitely looks like a vocal mic.  The price of the M-Audio Aries is really cheap and is probably the main reason that people will be interested in this mic.  While it isn't one of the better mics by a long shot of mics that I have used either in the studio or for live shows, it will get the job done in both applications, of course depending what you are trying to do.
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