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After using the Rode NT-4 stereo mic both in a live application (drum overheads and piano) as well as studio (piano, drum overheads, acoustic guitar) I returned it. I found it to be lacking in warmth and bottom end, definitely not a full range mic, and also to be a bit harsh around 3k for high dynamic capture. Although the price is attractive (under $400) I much prefered my Shure VP-88's.

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[quote]Originally posted by bond1: [b]Thanks also for the info. This was also on my "try" list. I was specifically interested in this mic for recording solo piano, but clear rich and deep is what i want.[/b][/quote]You want a Shure VP-88. Theres some solo piano mp3 on our listen page, recorded with the VP. It is just awesome for piano. It's also my first choice for drum overheads both studio and live. All the MP3's are the VP on overheads. Excellent imaging, great warm lows, rich, with just the right amount of top end. Glad I could be of some help.

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The Shure website lists it as $1266.60. I can't imagine it being in the same league price wise as the NT4 at retail. -- Rob
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[quote]Originally posted by Dwarf: [b]The Shure website lists it as $1266.60.[/b][/quote]Yowsers :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: ! In that case you might as well save up for the Royer Stereo Ribbon mic. I heard it at NAMM and it absolutely blew my mind.
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[quote]Originally posted by where02190: [b] [quote]Originally posted by bond1: [b]Thanks also for the info. This was also on my "try" list. I was specifically interested in this mic for recording solo piano, but clear rich and deep is what i want.[/b][/quote]You want a Shure VP-88. Theres some solo piano mp3 on our listen page, recorded with the VP. It is just awesome for piano. It's also my first choice for drum overheads both studio and live. All the MP3's are the VP on overheads. Excellent imaging, great warm lows, rich, with just the right amount of top end. Glad I could be of some help.[/b][/quote]where02190, I'm hearing a certain sound color in some of your examples that I really like and I don't think it's the mic- there's some stone on the walls in one of your pix, that room wouldn't happen to have quite a bit of stone in it, would it?
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[url=http://www.paudio.com]Parsons Audio[/url] in Wellesley, Ma. sells the VP-88 for under $800. Bobro, he stone room does not contain the piano. That room is used mainly for drums. The piano room is sheetrock walls on 3 sides, heavily curtained glass on the 4th, with oak flooring.

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