I use the B1 for male voices in a choir (often they’re weak so adding a little into the mix helps and the B1 is smoother than the C2, but a whole lot more ‘in yer face’ size wise). so can I use those input in the same time for streo microphone system? Behringer C2 is indeed an excellent, feature-packed product. They’re even cheaper than the C4s, and I could always return them for a refund. I use them for voices and local African instruments. My main concern is, although our church has good acoustics, the congregation can’t sit still so there is a lot of coughing, rustling of paper, creaking of pews, etc. I have to say, they’re awful microphones and everything you said about them is true. These are pairs of compact condenser microphones. But I’d hesitate to use ANY Behringer mic for that. Useful. The consonants come through clearly and it is a much better recording. Home Hi Heath – assuming you’re still following this thread! I wanted a slightly more sensitive microphone for use with choirs and classical instruments. Conclusion They get good reviews though. I have only one cuestion. On the basis of the examples above, I immediately cancelled and re-ordered C-2s. Hello again, (except the Nady scm800 or something like that? In this situation when I have a solo section in the middle of the song without other instrument playing, my guitar sound was clear enough, but the problem is when the other instrument playing, my guitar sound wasn’t clear. I’ve only owned the C-4s for a few hours so I haven’t yet had the opportunity to use them in anger. I have used both the B1 and the B2 pro mics from Behringer, again looking like clones/knockoffs of the Neumann U87 which I had used extensively at the BBC. 1. in my situation which one better for me between Behringer C2, C4 or B5 for acoustic guitar live performance application? Hello, That is good pricing. background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #660000 0%,#8F0000 100%); Feedback not an issue - using headphones as monitor. I want this for record my guitar, and i was interested if i can use it when i need to record speech, not to frequently. Thanks for your insights – that’s extremely useful information. All I have is an unmatched pair of dynamic mics, hence the punt with cheapo but matched condensers. Even so, the mic was leagues below the Oktava in performance. Annoyingly, Behringer have failed to publish the noise characteristics[1] of the C-4, so we can’t make a judgement on that. border-width: 0px; I don’t like the sound of the SM58s even though I have used them for decades but they do cut through in a loud band. You can hear some the choral recordings I’ve made with the C-2s on the St Mary’s Choir website. as always it’s about feedback The design of Behringer C2’s impedance causes the model to hum. On the other hand, Samson C02 does not have as much problem. They’ll give a smoother sound.
Annoyingly, Behringer have failed to publish the noise characteristics [] of the C-4, so we can’t make a judgement on that. } background: linear-gradient(to bottom, #660000 0%,#8F0000 100%); Check out this guide https://service.shure.com/s/article/how-do-i-mic-a-choir?language=en_US, Hi everyone. Buy a C-5 and compare the two capsules on something like solo guitar (of course the omni has to be closer for the same sense of perspective). More expensive, but comes with the killer advantage of omni capsule, so if you’re recording acoustic music on a tight budget, it’s definitely worth trying spaced omis as a main pair. If you’re impressed, buy another and become a spaced-omni freak. I’m happy using the XM8500s on speaker cabs for electric or bass guitars and sometimes use them for cajons but always prefer a C2 for djembe. and my guitar sound wasn’t clear when the other instrument playing. vertical-align: top; the audio of this video we doing recording very simple in the guesthouse during the music trip program. Have a look at the Behringer XM8500 as a budget all-rounder dynamic mic which would work for percussion but also for vocals. Skip the C-4, it isn’t very good. padding: 4px; Although rather quite experienced with microphones for sound reinforcement and communication, my recording experience goes back to the days of Shure 55s and Ampex R-R. Looks like I’ll have to go for the C4s because the C2s are in short supply here in the UK. I'm on an EXTREMELY tight budget and I can't quite make my mind up. after I check many option about microphone, the microhpone with the price very close with my budget is behringer C2, Behringer C4 or Behringer B5. For now, suffice it to say: if you have no need for the extra sensitivity of the C-4, I recommend you stick with the C-2 for its vastly superior build quality. Your email address will not be published. They all sounded good to me but you can see for yourself: The choir I usually work with are on hiatus until September now so I expect I will record the next choral evensong in October, and this is the real reason I bought the C-4s. These are pairs of compact condenser microphones. In that case, should I buy both C2s and C4s? BTW, I’m not a shill for Oktava or anything. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I would be using it to record clarinet practice with from 1 to 4 clarinet players. Required fields are marked *. I will send video recording of the performance today later Unfortunately, the humming is a little bit annoying. I sent the Behringers back for a refund and will probably put the money toward another Oktava to form a pair. $('.ptp-plan').matchHeight(false); Meanwhile, the LF roll-off switch is very handy to reduce infrasonic noise like mic handling noise and breath sound. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I received them in the morning, recorded some simple vocal tests along with my Oktava at various distances, A-B’d the results, and I was filling out the Amazon returns form by noon! Yes! Both microphone kits come with the same accessories: a pair of microphones, wind shields, microphone clips, a stereo mounting bar and a hard carry case. The whole thing just using a spaced pair B5s, plus addition of a tiny bit of spot mic just to focus the timps. I think you’ll be pleased with either the C-2s or C-4s for orchestral work. but there’re little thing There are also inexpensive drum mic sets which usually include a bass drum mic, 2 condenser mics for cymbals/overheads, and 2+ dynamic drum mics. Fair enough, but even then, they may fall short. For hand drums, you could use either dynamic or condenser microphones. The color is metallic silver. Or, you can connect two microphones directly to the mixer. thanks you so much for your experience about behringer c2 and c4. Yes a pair of C-2 for piano and a B-1 for trumpet will do fine. background: #660000; Behringer's C-2 small condenser microphones are well suited for non-critical stereo recordings in project studios, mobile locations, etc. And would a dynamic as apposed to a condensor Mic be more suitable. The C2s are better at close-up work with acoustic instruments or “ambient” recordings like a choir, several metres away. So what’s the difference? Microphone placement is just as important, so I recommend watching some videos about where to position the mics. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME. but I wondered how good they’d be. } I haven’t got a bad thing to say about the C-2s so I’m happy to recommend them to people. On the other hand, Behringer C2’s mics are more of minimalized version of regular mics. > Best of luck, and let me know how you get on! The omni has real bottom end, and an effortless and natural feel that just isn’t possible with all the in-capsule freakery that’s necessary to achieve a directional response (fig-8 ribbons excluded of course). Good luck! I never got as far as trying them with an orchestra. I’ll keep the C-4s for drum overheads or sell them. letter-spacing: 0; Noise aside, there are three key differences. How about Behringer C-5? Thanks Johnathan for correcting my typo. C2 are OK but B5 are the best – much better sound quality and you also get the omnidirectional capsule which can be great in a church. For more “room sound”, move further back. $('.ptp-cta').matchHeight(false); I do keep a pair of C2s knocking around for use in “risky” situations where they might get broken or wet. Performance and Output Quality ( Log Out /  I know that this microphone will not the same like DPA, Neuman or something Just to illustrate a point – here’s a recording from tonight’s service with the C-4s. because there’re 2 line chanel from 2 microhpone should I plug 1 line chanel to behringer Ultragain Mic200 and the other one directly to the mixer ? can you give me some advice to fix this problem? Note that I’m talking about single-diaphragm pressure mics — switching a dual-capsule mic to ‘omni’ is not the same thing at all, because, although particularly in mics like AKG 414, the omni pattern sounds a less constipated than any of the other patterns, there’s still all that in-capsule porting to mess up the sound compared to a proper pressure mic.