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Old 10-25-2017, 04:02 AM
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Lightbulb Blue Spark SL Mic tested with BOURGEOIS and MARTIN acoustics

Hey there. I just acquired a couple of Blue Spark SL Condenser mics, which promise pro quality at an affordable price, and i tested one of them with My bourgeois and Martin guitars.

You can listen to the clips and read my review here:

https://clevergear.rocks/blue-spark-...oustic-guitar/

Do you like how it sounds?
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:11 AM
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Part 2: A new test with a Stereo setup... sounds even better to my ears!

https://clevergear.rocks/blue-spark-...uitars-stereo/
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:00 PM
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I personally like the Bourgeois active.

For the Martin I liked the not active, but the Bourgeois both sound great.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:00 PM
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The guitar recordings sound great!

The top slapping is too loud and annoying IMO.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:56 AM
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The guitar recordings sound great!

The top slapping is too loud and annoying IMO.
Too sound in the mono or the stereo clips?
It was intended to replace a drum in the song

Glad you like the recordings, I think this is mic is fantastic bang for the buck.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:58 AM
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I personally like the Bourgeois active.

For the Martin I liked the not active, but the Bourgeois both sound great.
Generally speaking, I think the Bourgeois has a clearer "voice" - it is very very balanced and it allows the high notes to shine through the mix while sounding sweet and elegant.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:25 AM
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Generally speaking, I think the Bourgeois has a clearer "voice" - it is very very balanced and it allows the high notes to shine through the mix while sounding sweet and elegant.
Agreed the Bourgeois has better detail throughout. The Martin has the prototypical crowded mids Martin sound (that obviously many people like ) and agree in a solo performance stereo usually sounds fuller and more pleasing

And gotta agree with DukeX (a drum is a drum, and a guitar isn't), honestly the slapping is a detraction. Not to mention the technique has become a tedious cliche' at best. If you want to add percussion you could try using your fretting hand with single notes or full chord hammer on's for occasional accent
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:21 AM
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I posted a comment on FB.
So, Iíll be brief here.
The Blues and both your guitars sound fine!
The placement on the sound hole should be changed to behind and over the shoulder.
See YouTube video of SoundPureís demo of Eastman E20D!
Lastly, lose the percussive soundboard hits. Itís distracting!
Instead, try to develop a slap of the strings themselves. Check out
YouTube video of Great
John Martynís ĎYou May Neverí!
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