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Has anyone tried miking your sax with an Audix OM6? A friend of mine uses these and he let me try one at a jam last week. I was really impressed with it. The sound was very rich and warm. I have a Senn 421 that I use most of the time and while it works very well, it seems to be a bit harder to dial in than the Audix, and has a more "brittle" sound, if that makes sense. Keep in mind this was only based on one session, but we did switch back & forth a couple of times to compare the two mics.

Anyone with any experience with the Audix? They list at $329, but it appears you can easily find them for around $215 or so. At that price I think they might be a pretty good option for a stand mounted dynamic mic. Anyway, I appreciate any feedback from those who might know something about these. Thanks.
 

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If you're comparing it to an SM57 or SM58 then hell's yeah get the thing!

Compared to a Sennheiser E945 for the $$$.......
 

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The Audix OM6 is a good vocal mic. It shines well on loud stages because of its hypercardiod pick up pattern. This means that you get more gain before feedback because it rejects off axis noise. However, it is also designed to be, what we call, a "lips on the grill" type microphone. Which means that in order to get that feedback rejection, and keep the gain at a reasonable level, the singer must get their mic close enough to their mouth that they are actually making contact with the grill. Also, if you move off axis, to the left, or right, or up or down, you will start to loose the sound.

I think for the same amount of money, that there are better better mics out there to use for saxophone.
 
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