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Microphone Month 2

Crown PZM-30D Reviews

4.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • Stuart Niven

    Yes, you can use this as a conference microphone and yes, it is an amazing
    mic, flat and present but real. However... the day I ventured to throw this
    baby two feet in front of a drum set, on the floor, in a tunnel made out of
    a blanket and introduced the signal to my close friend, the compressor, set it
    to nuke, I have never been the same since. Serious wow factor when you sneak
    that bad boy up in mono in a mix behind the drum set! Too much? I think not!

  • Kerrick Crace
    from Nashville, TN November 7, 2014Music Background:
    Audio Engineering Student/ Engineer/ Musician

    As Room Mics..

    These are great if you know how to use them.. Whatever surface you put them on will act as the diaphragm...I personally taped 2 to a glass wall about 15 feet from a drum kit - in a moderately live room - and I've never been so impressed by a completely dry room tone. 5 stars for these underestimated gems!

  • John Lovaghy
    from Montreal Quebec Canada June 16, 2011Music Background:
    Drummer / Recording Engineer / Producer

    Crown PZM's

    I have used all kinds of microphones in my life on both drums overheads, acoustic guitars, acoustic Bass, etc..
    I found that the pzm's area true as you can get reproduction of the sound source as I have ever heard.
    When I used condensor mikes for cymbals, It always changed my snare sound, and caused phase problems. I always had to spend a lot of time equalising. With Pzm's I put the mikes 2 ' away from the cymbals, and it sounds awesome flat. Try This, you will be amazed with the results.

  • Eliot
    from DFW, Texas April 19, 2014Music Background:
    Recording Engineer/Musician

    Crown PZM30D

    When you need a great grand piano sound with no drama, lid open or closed, this is the mic you want. It also sounds awesome on the floor a few feet in front of a drum kit. I wish I had several more-working on it.-lol

  • Soundview
    from Florida February 27, 2011Music Background:
    Recording engineer and musician

    Know what it is and how to use it

    Don't be swayed by the guy that gave this mic 1 star. This is one of the better PZM's out there. Like any mic it has to be used correctly. I do a lot of remote work and my Crown PZM saw action three times this week.

  • Brendan walls
    from Washington DC November 18, 2010Music Background:
    Director of Music

    Disappointing response on a lecturn

    This has not worked for me on a lecturn in church. I have gain turned up to the max and still I get only a slight response. I'm using a London Architect Blu 30/80 system and state of the art amplification yet the sound while being clean and accurate is way lower than the rest of the layout (5 shures) I must have a dud.

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