Tips & Techniques

Neumann KM 84 vs Neumann CMV-4

Two microphones compared at ICP Studios

Clint was at ICP Studios working on a project and found what he describes as an insane amount of vintage microphones so felt compelled to try one of the more unusual mics, the Neumann CMV-4, and recorded a side by side comparrison with the more well known and well regarded Neumann KM 84.

Clint used both microphones with acoustic guitar and found the CMV-4 to be really, really nice. The video only runs for two minutes and was shot 'wobble cam' style with his iPhone but the guitar recording is taken from the mics via SSL so you can hopefully hear the difference.

Special thanks to Clint for recording this and to everyone at ICP Studios!

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