The Kings Microphone

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fhunktion
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144 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Post Wed May 18, 2011 8:01 am

http://www.waves.com/content.aspx?id=11673#

not sure what this could be used for?

like a collectors edition plugin

duncanparsons
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8373 posts since 11 Apr, 2003 from now on the flat

Post Wed May 18, 2011 8:41 am

considering that only Queenie is alive, trying to use the male versions will just give a silent output
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DrGonzo
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2206 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Wed May 18, 2011 9:04 am

My first thoughts went to Antares and their Microphone modeller - a bit sad Waves didn't put up any sound examples.

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Chopper
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1821 posts since 26 Nov, 2005 from Where silence and chaos meet.

Post Wed May 18, 2011 9:09 am

the thing is... how does it know which mic we use to start with? It doesn't really make sense to me... unless, yes, the way antares was using...
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@midnight
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1580 posts since 22 Apr, 2011 from The House of Zaid

Post Wed May 18, 2011 11:29 am

Very interesting, definitely was not expecting these.
Has anybody ever really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

Shabdahbriah
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4920 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Wed May 18, 2011 11:42 am

fhunktion wrote: ... like a collectors edition plugin
Granted, it would have been really cool to find those, historically.

But to model them? Based on what, "bling" appeal?

:shrug:
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@midnight
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1580 posts since 22 Apr, 2011 from The House of Zaid

Post Wed May 18, 2011 11:51 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:But to model them? Based on what, "bling" appeal?
Based on they might be the most esoteric microphones that exist?

Shabdahbriah
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4920 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Wed May 18, 2011 11:59 am

@midnight wrote:
Shabdahbriah wrote:But to model them? Based on what, "bling" appeal?
Based on they might be the most esoteric microphones that exist?
Made specifically to make very specific people sound good, is certainly that, true.
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Compyfox
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14306 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed May 18, 2011 1:05 pm

So... looks like (condenser) microphones with "coal" based capsules bundled in a VST plugin... Would about fit the look of these things as well.

Barely any info, so I was thinking of "Antares" first myself. I'm curious what this thing actually really is: IRs? Algo? Voodoo?


Sure miss a "hound of baskerville" mode. *cough*

duncanparsons wrote:considering that only Queenie is alive, trying to use the male versions will just give a silent output
Actually, only Queen Elisabeth II is (still) alive. The "virgin queen" died in 1603, way before microphones like ths were built.

Unless "the doctor" paid a visit and left some stuff...
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Teksonik
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12463 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Wed May 18, 2011 1:10 pm

I read the thread title and thought it was going to be Elvis Presley's Mic.......... :dog:
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Shabdahbriah
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4920 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Wed May 18, 2011 1:14 pm

Teksonik wrote:I read the thread title and thought it was going to be Elvis Presley's Mic.......... :dog:
:oops:

[raises hand]
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Bronto Scorpio
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5555 posts since 13 Feb, 2006 from Wiesmoor, Germany

Post Wed May 18, 2011 1:16 pm

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Teksonik wrote:I read the thread title and thought it was going to be Elvis Presley's Mic.......... :dog:
:oops:

[raises hand]
Count me in :oops:

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5534 posts since 5 May, 2007 from Mars Colony

Post Wed May 18, 2011 3:41 pm

I literally thought it was going to be the mic used by the play by play announcer for the Kings basketball team, maybe back when they were still in Kansas City. :oops:
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Meffy
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Post Wed May 18, 2011 4:02 pm

Compyfox wrote:The "virgin queen" died in 1603, way before microphones like ths were built.

Unless "the doctor" paid a visit and left some stuff...
Not The Doctor. However, there is some evidence that the Queen's advisor, Dr John Dee, attempted to construct a theurgical / alchemical ribbon microphone. Most portraits of Elizabeth I show her wearing ribbons, so we can be certain half the formula was completed.

P.S.: Yes, the finished capsule would have been Hermetically Sealed. Seven times.

MickGael
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Post Wed May 18, 2011 4:26 pm

Frankly, I found this hilarious.

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I love your plugins. Next time, how about a true, historically accurate ADT?

Note to Meffy: well played, sir, well played. :D
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