The Ischell contact microphone is the basic system for a viola da gamba. It is recognized for its fidelity to acoustics, its resistance to feedback, its ease of use on an amp. The model X-Jack is appreciated for its outings Jack and XLR available simultaneously, 9v battery and phantom operation. The microphone is placed on the table near the bridge, the system is fixed under the instrument with paste to fix. The other version often chosen is the model X48C, simple system with XLR output and phantom power operation.
To learn more, for even more naturalness and respect for acoustics, you can choose to associate an air microphone with the contact microphone to adapt to all situations. The 2X48AC combines these two types of microphones on the same system. The system is fixed under the instrument with fixing paste.
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The Ischell contact microphone is the basic system for the viola da gamba, an instrument often confronted with high levels on stage. It is recognized for its fidelity to acoustics, its resistance to feedback, its ease of use on an amp. The model X-Jack is a system appreciated for its outputs Jack and XLR available simultaneously, operation on 9v battery and phantom and installation without intervention on the instrument. The microphone is placed on the table near the bridge, the system is fixed under the instrument with paste to fix. The other version often chosen is theX48C, simple system with XLR output and phantom power operation.
The mic AirBag-C is a new type of contact microphone with a natural sound and faithful to the instrument, it respects the nuances of the musician with precision. Sound insulation and feedback resistance are comparable to a sensor and allow high levels of face / feedback. You can easily use it in an amp, apply effects to it ...
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The model X-Jack appreciated for its outings Jack and simultaneous XLR possible ...
The model X48C simple model. XLR output, phantom power operation.
For those who do not want to put the system on their instrument, they can choose from the models below which are equipped with a microphone kit with a mini-xlr connector to be fixed on the tailpiece.
The combination of the two types of microphones is complementary and makes it possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. The contact pickup is placed on the table near the bridge and the air pickup is attached to the bridge stand, directed towards the soundboard.
The contact microphone gives you power front / back, great precision in bass and midrange, dynamics ... The micro air brings you the reverberations of proximity of the instrument, the playing details, the air, the finesse of the treble… For situations which require high levels on stage as in frontage with a research of sound faithful to the instrument.
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The model 2X48AC is fixed with paste to be fixed under the instrument.
The model 2X48 + ACVX has a microphone kit with a mini-xlr connector to place on the tailpiece
N ° 1: The model X-Jack is the best-selling of this category, particularly appreciated for its fidelity to the acoustics of the instrument combined with the advantages of the contact microphone and the separate outputs.
- Exceptional sound quality for a contact microphone
- Limit of grip to feedback largely pushed back
- Transplanting of surrounding sounds almost nonexistent.
- The ability to use effects and make clean loops
- XLR output and Jack can be used simultaneously.
- Battery life is 500 hours. In the presence of phantom power, it does not wear out.
- The system is fixed with paste to be fixed under the instrument.
N ° 2: The model X48C is also highly regarded for its simplicity. Requires XLR input with phantom power.
N ° 3: The model 2X48AC with its combination of the two types of microphones, it is possible to optimize the sound in all situations by combining power and respect for acoustics. The contact microphone gives you the power face / returns, a great precision in the bass and mids, the dynamics ... The aerial microphone brings you the proximity reverberations of the instrument, the playing details, the tune, the finesse of the treble ...
After having tested several recording microphones with my bass viola da gamba, it turns out that the contact microphone X48 + CVX gives excellent results!
I specify that I am very demanding when the result that I wanted to obtain from my recordings because it is for professional use.
ChristyDes wrote a review for product: X48+CVX on Wednesday July 15th, 2015