Barcus Berry 4000: Planar Wave System Reviews3.2/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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March 5, 2013
Great for Sound EffectsBought for recording sound effects. It sounds unlike any other contact microphone I have ever heard. Quieter than the trance audio mics to my ears.
from Columbia, SC
October 31, 2011Music Background:
Barcus Berry 4000 on Yamaha C7Clarity is much better than the mic we had. Overall good sound ... it's going to take some more time from sound engineers to balance the pickup to the room to combat some of the tinniness. Overall, we're happy though.
September 20, 2006Music Background:
Live Audio Engineer
bbeI like using the BBE on Piano because I can use it to feed the pianist monitor and not have a feedback issue. Sometimes the piano needs to be shut, using a couple SM91 and the BBE I can acheive a very warm not electric sounding Grand Piano.
from United States
May 6, 2013Music Background:
Difficult to EQ...I ordered this with the impression that I could effectively fine tune the mic-ing situation with my piano in my Worship Center. My sound tech, Media/IT guy (with previous sound experience), and I have tried just about everything we know and cannot get a good mix with this mic. Just not what I expected.
March 1, 2012Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician
too bright and thinI was looking for something to mount inside a grand piano so that when we moved it we wouldn't have to worry about repositioning the mic. I followed the installation instructions and the tone was very thin and bright with little to no low end. Tried placing the mic in different spots and doing some dramatic eq-ing on the board to no avail.
I quickly returned it and will take a look at mounting a boundary mic or using a small diaphragm condenser since that's what we were using in the past and it sounded much better.
from Sacramento, CA
November 1, 2005
This is a great product for the price. Hi output and lo noise. You can just leave it attached, very handy. It sounds excellent, I'm having trouble deciding whether I like it better than my large diaphram condenser or not. I also have an amt m-40.
I like this mic better.