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Neumann came out with this microphone about 5 years ago and I have been using it since the day it came out. For the longest time this would be the only microphone that I would use for live show. Though I did not do many live shows at the time (2007) but any time that I did, I made sure this was the microphone that I was using.
Looking at this microphone will not make you think it is an expensive higher end microphone. It looks very basic and cheap by its plain black color and black mesh grill with a small diamond logo on it. That is the only thing that I don’t like about it. I feel that because it cost so much and it is a stage mic meaning a lot of people will be seeing it. It would have been nice for it to have a little more flare to it with maybe some or something that would make it pop and stand out on a bright stage. But if looks do not bother you then this microphone is pretty much perfect for the live musician. I have not tried to use it in a studio but I would think that it would not be as good as it is on a stage. This condenser rocks the stage!
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James...'s review"I just hope you can sing good"
The thing is, if your singer isn't very talented and well educated on how to use a mic, this one will show it. If you have a good system to go with it and a good singer, this might be the best live vocal mic out there. When used in a good environment and with a singer I trust, I have been blown away by this thing. I wish more places I played had them. If I see these in a venue I breath a sigh of relief. Because I know whoever is running sound probably know what he's doing...you would have to if you want to get the most out of these.
I recommend you try this with your own setup against your favorite shure/akg/whatever and make sure it's to your liking. Not everyone will think the 105 is worth the cash. Personally I think it is but we're speaking about diminishing returns here. As far as reliability I have never had an issue but I baby the 3 I have. I've used them elsewhere and they all seem solid. This is a real sleeper to a lot of people and I really recommend you wake up and get one.
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I first used the Neumann KMS 105 about 2 years ago. I have only used it in the studio for recording sessions where the band was all playing live in a single room. It is good at blocking out other noise and has a rich tone to it. It is well built and has the Neumann seal so you know you're going to get a nice microphone. I have seen it used mostly on stage for live performances for those who want to bring the Neumann sound to the stage. Since it is built for the stage, it can probably withstand the trials of bringing it on the road and using it ever night. It is nice to have a Neumann built microphone that is in such a sturdy case and can be brought around. It is a bit pricey for those just looking for a microphone to bring to gigs, and I would honestly rather get the 5 SM58s that I could get for the same price. While these are reliable, sound good and are well made, for the price there are other mics I would rather spend my money on - both in the live and the recording realm.
Studiocreuse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" yes and no !!!!!"
2 microphones kms, 2 different sound, because I do not like unreliable with different sets
if the singer does not have a trunk, big problem with feedback and plosive end but too sensitive
paint that does not take time, too expensive .................
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
Laluserne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Magnificent"
I use it regularly since January 2014 A real treat on scene and taken to the home. It includes all the intonations, the breaths. I appreciate the Neumann studio, but I'd rather live.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
coolwaiss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Practice Home Studio."
1: 6 months 2: Yes (see my "gear") 3: transparency and neutrality 4: Neumann is also the price of the finish is marque.La limit, the red paint of the logo was part of the first half to use . For the price of the microphone, it is shameful. I used to vote taken "in tears" in makeshift studios homes, for this purpose coupled with a good preamp and is excellent.C is a compromise between a static and a dynamic studio and stage its advantage is its narrow directivity which isolates the voice recording.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
luciewtales's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Jewel"
For technologies, it is better to refer to the datasheet
I use it for over a year, heavy metal and classical concerts.
I was once a Shure Beta 87 Sennheiser ew 100 HF.
This mic is awesome and I do divide them for anything. it restores the voice to perfection, what is "tight" because it does not forgive the slightest false note.
I use singing "pop", classical, rock or saturated and reacts great in each of these styles.
I never had any problems with feedback.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Dayo X's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very Satisfied!"
I made my first evening! What a treat. Little noise, it insulates the way the singer of the ambient noise and other sounds.
I tested a few models before and I have often been mixed. I was looking for something more qualitative and I am fallen with the 105.
A band of authors (donations myself) regularly drives to a service. I need a microphone for this. Believe me, in this area, it is excellent. I also used to make my voice equally excellent.
It is expensive, but I do not believe in the long-term quality of products from Asia. This mic will take years without blushing, it shows!
Without hesitation, the purchase has to be redone if necessary.
2 people did not find this review helpful
need a 48 v
I am the User since 2003 (4 to 5 times per week)
so basically Shure Seinheiser sometimes
we do what we want to do all the nuances of the voice are reproduced
most: the sound of hell, the solid cell
Cons: more sensitive to feedback live a quality similar to Shure ..
paint tends to leave if I compare a beta 58 older nickel that remains at this level .. it is necessary to take care
report quality price equal to the quality Neumann
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
blackle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Very good mic, mind you, he will not be comfortable with any type of voice .. Personally, I particularly fond of some female voices in lead, and as such, is the microphone that I have chosen after extensive testing to resume more closely the voice of my wife on stage. Keep in mind that it is not necessarily better than others, but it may be best suited in given circumstances ..
4 of 4 people found this review helpful