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Old 10-15-2018, 11:15 PM
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Default Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

Here is a little video I made of the 2 different mics on my snare. I have some solo tracks, and some with the full drum tracks. I show with no EQ/Compression and also with a full mix.

They are similar but there are some subtle difference that stand out to me. I used the same takes, and muted one mic and then used the take with the other mic so there are no differences in the playing, heads, tuning etc.

I just tuned up the MCX and those toms are sounding good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvhQGmDVqM
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:58 AM
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Default Re: Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

I made a video on this about 7 years ago. Too bad my snare was tuned kinda shitty at the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQVJkdS247c
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:47 AM
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Default Re: Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

Not familiar with the Audix I5.
(I'd like a Sennheiser 421), but one of the best sounding snare mic's -
SM57 w/Tape Op mod.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:51 PM
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Default Re: Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

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I made a video on this about 7 years ago. Too bad my snare was tuned kinda shitty at the time.
Haha very similar ideas forsure. my snare and toms were tuned pretty good

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Not familiar with the Audix I5.
(I'd like a Sennheiser 421), but one of the best sounding snare mic's -
SM57 w/Tape Op mod.
I5 is VERY similar to the SM57, SO close that if you owned one, I wouldn't tell someone to go buy the other. But for buying new there are some slight differences. You can get a much different sound by using EQ, gates, compression, verb, than another really similar mic.

I prefer the I5, only because it has a slightly more EQ'd sound with a bit more punch.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:25 PM
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Default Re: Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

Good video. I have both and prefer the i5 simply because of the capsule. It is not weak like the SM57 capsule and screen.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

That's a good point. It is more solid. I have hit mine with a FEW sticks lol.

I also prefer the look of the I5 as well. I am a function over form guy so it is very minimal, and I will always choose sound,price, and usability before looks, but it still counts for something.
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I'm pretty sure I'll always prefer a 57 on the snare until something is head-and-shoulders better for about the same price. This feeling happened to me whenever I heard an Audix D6 on a kick for the first time. I feel like that mic dethroned my AKG D112.
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This feeling happened to me whenever I heard an Audix D6 on a kick for the first time. I feel like that mic dethroned my AKG D112.
Same thing happened to me w/ those 2 mics.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: Audix I5 vs Shure SM57 comparison video

The D6 is amazing. It just "works"

I should do another side by side of these two with different snares and tunings, because there have been a few times the I5 has made more of a difference than the SM57... I always felt it had a bit more punch, and cut a bit more mids making it almost an EQ'd sound like the D6 does.
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