I purchased my Core Sound Cardioids with the fixed battery box last
May and have been delighted with the results. I have recorded between
50 and 60 shows, mostly rock bands, during that time frame and have
found the recordings to be excellent, even in different acoustical
...your product has been an exceptional performer for me and I
appreciate your work!
M.A. in Wisconsin wrote:
Order Received!!! ...the stealthy cards arrived. I thought my
previous mics were good but yours are GREAT! I love the quality and
they really are nearly perfectly matched. My old mics (diff vendor) were
WAY off with the left channel being extremely low. Nonetheless thanks
for using top quality gear, even the cables are impressive. Thanks for
A. in France wrote:
I've bought few years ago (in 2005) one stealthy cardiod mic and I
have to say that this is one of my best bought I've done in my
life. (really) These mics is real treasure and gave me lot of pleasure
with personnal recordings.
(first, sorry for my english, I'm french but I try to write english)
I bought these from you about a year ago , to say I am delighted is an
understatement, great recordings.
I debuted your cardioid mics this evening...
SUPERB PERFORMANCE !!!
I just checked my mailbox here at work and was astounded to see a
package from Core Sound! I just placed this order on Friday . . . and
my mics are here? Amazing! I appreciate your incredibly quick
attention to this order so much. The mics I've been using gave up the
ghost a few shows ago, and while I have had mics on order with another
maker for quite awhile now, I still don't have them. I feel certain
that my favorite band's current tour will be long over by the time those
mics reach me. But now it doesn't matter, and I can get back to
recording! These new mics will be at 4 shows in 4 states over 8 days
beginning on Thursday, and I'll probably be the only taper at all of
those shows. Many, many thanks for your incredible service!
I used the mics this past weekend and everything is great, I made maybe
my best tape of one of my favorite bands, I couldn't be happier.
R.M., in Boise Idaho, wrote:
...I bought a pair of Stealthy Cardiod mics from you more than 10-years
ago. I use them all the time since they are the best thing since sliced
bread! I will call in an order tomorrow for a pair of the low cost mics
for use with my jazz ukulele.
I wanted to let you know that I used my stealthy cardioid mics to record
a concert. The quality from the mics is amazing!!
Thanks alot for getting the Stealthy Cardioid Set to me so quickly!
Last night I used them to record an outdoor Allman Bros. show, 60 rows
back, on a stand with a shock mount 8 feet high and 12 inches
apart. The recording is incredible! I can't wait to use them indoors!
P.I., an MD taper in Australia, wrote:
I used your Steathy Cardioids to record 5 concerts. 3 in Sydney and 2
in Melbourne, all of the same artist (Elvis Costello and the Imposters).
The Melbourne venue had better acoustics and sounds great right off the
recordings. The Sydney shows were a bit muddy sounding in the venue
(way too much high bass/low midrange 200 - 600 Hz) but still reveal more
detail on the (minidisc) recording than they did to my ears during the
shows! A little tweaking of the EQ and people are raving about the
Sydney shows too (and these are people who've heard a lot of audience
recordings). I found that the noise levels were acceptably low - and
the the mics (mounted on my jacket) were fairly resistant to any
movement I made during the show.
All in all I'm one satisfied customer and have already recommended your
mics to a frustrated US friend who's never got really good recordings!
R.M., an MD taper in NJ, wrote:
My wife and I have been using your Stealthy Cardioid microphones for
about a year now, together with our Sony Walkman MD MZ-R909. We have
used it to record our children's High School Marching Band, Wind
Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble as well as individual
performances and audition presentations. Wow. The sound quality is
phenomenal and amazingly lifelike. Thanks for a great product which
actually lives up to its hype!
I have purchased 2 sets of mics from you. First a set of binaurals and
later a set of cardioids. I currently use a D-8 with the stealthy cardioids
and the standard battery box. My main "band of choice" for taping is
Bon Jovi. I captured 11 shows in the last 1/2 of 2000 with the above
setup and after mastering in my computer (SV-3500 to Delta 66, Wavelab
3.03d and Waves and Arboretum Plugins) traded them heavily in the Jovi
tape trading community on CDR. Without exception these shows were called
the best ever recorded of the band outside of a few soundboards over the
years. One show (an acoustic charity gig) made it's way through a mutual
friend to Jon Bon Jovi and his mother and Jon said "this is the way a
bootleg is supposed to sound". Well not really a bootleg of course but
the band actually likes bootlegs and buys them frequently, so .... :)
J.V.G., a taper in the Netherlands, wrote:
Love lots of different kinds of music. Taped a superb Art Garfunkel show
back in 1999. Sitting 4th row, looking Garfunkel right in the eyes,
clips mounted to my cap, the recordings turned out to be almost PA
The same year I taped Dream Theater at one of their fanclub shows. The
boot cd that came out (some stuped fuck used my recordings!) was grated
better than the official FanClub CD! The fanclub members love the cd.
Thanks to your mics.
Last year I recorded Spock's Beard in the fucking rain. You can even
hear the rain falling on my umbrella! What a sound. And then Slayer:
soundboard recording! With your mics!
Keep on doing the good work.
I'm just writing to you to let you know how my Stealthy Cardioids
worked. I saw Our Lady Peace in a small music hall (500 capacity) the
other night. I stood probably 60 feet from the speakers right in the
middle of the crowd. It was a very loud crowd and I had the mics
clipped on the hood of my sweatshirt. It picked up the band great.
Very minimal crowd noise, especially for where I was standing. There
was no apparent bass boom, you can actually hear all instruments, but
the vocals are amazing. ...
Once again, I couldn't be happier with the mics. Thank you very much.
A.C., in Australia, wrote:
I just got in from the Matchbox 20 concert here in Newcastle
Australia. I'm listening to the recording I did (stealth, using your
cardioids) at the moment and am totally blown away by it.
Being my first attempt I was not expecting such an excellent result but
your microphones are little champions - crowd noise is barely noticeable
but Rob Thomas' voice comes through loud and clear as does every drum
hit and guitar string. WOW!!
I had less than perfect placement of the microphones - one through a
buttonhole on my shirt and the other clipped just inside the top of my
collar. I was being a bit anal about being spotted so I thought these
were the safest locations so as not to be noticed... If I can acheive
such great results on my first attempt, who knows what can be acheived
with more practice.
I could keep going on about how happy I am with your microphones
but I'll leave it here. Once again well done on such fine equipment.
[He then wrote us again!]
I ordered your stealth cardioids from you last year and just wanted to
let you know that I uploaded a few songs from 2 concerts I recorded to
get some feedback on their quality and the first response I read gave
them an "A" quality.
Here's the message posted on the minidiscussion website in the live
recording section: "Hey andrew I just downloaded and listened to all your
mp3's u recorded and have to say those recordings are very ****ing good!
I have like 150 pearl jam audio bootlegs and I'd rate those A. They are
really good man. Everyone else should take a listen."
I sent you an email saying I was impressed with the first recording but
I thought you'd like to know that other people thought the quality was
very good also.
[and he wrote again:]
i just recorded another concert (Australian band Powderfinger) with
your stealth cardioids. its the first one i've done in a while but once
again the results are amazing.
my mate had a listen to the recording right after the concert and
was blown away by how much clearer the sound i recorded was
compared to the boomy nature of the auditorium.
i now expect top results from your microphones all the time and
once again they proved to be a quality piece of equipment.
I recently purchased a copy of your Stealthy Cardioid mics with the
battery box and I finally got a chance to use them at a show. I went to
an A Perfect Circle show at a venue with VERY bad sound, the building
was over 100 years old with horrible acoustics that reverberated the
bass making it very hard to understand the lyrics. After having the
levels on my Minidisc recorder way too high for the opening band I
lowered them a bit and recorded the show not expecting it to come out
good at all; I've heard too many recording with the bass just making the
recording shakey and unlistenable. While I still had a bit of clipping
(Live and Learn about the levels...have to bring a flashlight next time
to check them during the show) I was shocked to listen to it in the car
and hear the vocals plain as day. The recording was amazing! Being my
first ever attempt I figured it would sound horrible, but it sounded
I was a little nervous about the amount of bass (there was some venue
rattling bass parts) and the lack of a bass rolloff filter on the
battery box but like you assured me, there was absolutely no problems
with the bass...it ended up being the highend that gave me the problems
(which were caused by level setting errors on my part). The two people
behind me who wouldn't stop talking for the show were also nearly
impossible to hear except for silence between songs...the cardioid mics
picking up mosly sound where they were "aimed" really took them out of
I wore the mics on my shoulders taped down by simple grip tape for
hockey sticks since it would stick pretty well but left no sticky stuff
behind. I wore a black mesh football jersey over it them to conceal
them and allow the sound to pass right through. I was also a good deal
back from the stage and speaker stacks (about 150 feet or so) so the
mics worked as promised for loud sounds far from the source.
I'd highly recommend the mics to anybody looking for a great recording
that won't wipe out their wallets.
I doubt that you need any more testimonials....
I have recorded two shows now with your Core-Sound Cardioid Mikes, with
amazing results. First, Edgar Winter / Night Ranger in a small dance
hall, about 500 people. The mikes did not pick up most of the crowd
noise. I had them pointed at the stacks, and got an amazing stereo
recording. Then last weekend I recorded Roger Waters in Boise, ID. The
crowd was rather unruly, we were about 70 yards from the stack. My
impression during the show was that my tape would probably have a lot of
crowd noise on it, and not too much music. Wrong again, the cardioids
made my recording sound way better than I was able to hear with my own
ears at the time.
Thanks for a great product, and great service.
The mics themselves work great. I'm not an audiophile and I've never
recorded live before getting these mics so I have nothing to compare
them against but to me they are worth the money and I do get the sound I
would expect from mics that cost this much. When I was comparing mics
available on the net these stealth cardioids seemed to be the best
thought out design, with the smallest battery box and the sturdiest
removable clips (which work suberbly well).
The stereo imaging that the mics provide is awesome. Obviously a good
soundsystem is required and you need to stand in the correct spot, but I
didn't think that the stereo imaging would be so noticeable with the
mics only shoulder length apart. Some of my earlier recordings I did
partly in mono but I do everything in stereo now even though it costs
twice as much as mono. Even when recording from a mono pa I think stereo
recording provides a more 'natural' sound especially when playing back
through headphones because there are slight differences from each
The cardioid option is great for restricting unwanted noise from
behind. I tape mainly is smallish pubs and larger clubs and most of the
time the best location for sound is in the middle of the audience and
invariably there are people talking but if you point the mics away from
the unwanted sound it hardly appears on the recording!
Been using a Sony Ecm 959a since '95. A friend bought some marc sounds
mics a year or so ago..Been very jealous of his hands off advantage,
till now. We both did George Clinton last week. My first with Core Sound
Cardioids. Used my Pcm m1. Being follically challenged, I clipped them to
my shirt (black) collar.Took a chance(since my friend was taping to) and
set it on Mic in/Auto Agc/low mic sensitivity. Tried that because of the
Pcm's low level noise when the meter light is on. Course I could use a
pinlight flashlight to check my meters, but who needs another piece of
equipment to screw around with. Boy I'm I happy with the results!!! I
can see the possible need for a line in setting with bands intent on
rivelin L.A. International, but Clinton was loud and there is no
distortion at all. I had been concerned about a couple reviewers need to
turn up the bass after the fact (I've trained all my stereos to be bass
heavy, I love it!! ) , But the bass is perfect. As is everything else.
No E.Q. will be needed on this one. I think your Cardioids did a much
better overall job than my friends marc sounds. Many thanks!!
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the set of stealth
cardioids I recently purchased from you. I used the mics with my Sony
MZ-R70 minidisc recorder recently, and the quality of the recording is
amazing. Thanks for developing an excellent product.
I just wanted to get back to you regarding the mikes I purchased. I
recorded two Springsteen shows recently and was blown away by the
sound. I was pretty bad seats for one of the shows, but I actually got a
better sound, even though I was further away from the speakers. I've
gotten a couple of recordings of other shows from this tour, and these
are two of the best I've heard! The vocals are just so clear!! As you
can tell, I'm quite happy! ...
I also used the mikes for a unique recording yesterday. I was at the
sports car races at Lime Rock Park. I thought it might be fun to do some
field recordings with your mikes and my minidisk. I was able to position
the mikes on the fencing next to the track. Lime Rock is set in a
natural amphitheater, surrounded by woods and hills. The sound of the V8
Fords, flat 6 Porsches, and V12 Ferrari's just came out wonderfully. I
was able to place myself on the inside a corner, and place one mike
facing the enterance of the corner and the other on the exit. What a
fantastic stereo recording it made!
A few comments about the Stealthy Cardioids. I recently taped one of the
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band reunion tour shows. The tour has
gotten universal criticism for the quality of the sound at the shows. Too
much echo, speakers are very directional and in a lot of places most of the
sound coming to a particular spot is reflected. The tape I obtained with
the Core Sound Stealthy Cardioids is breathtaking, however. I've heard
several other tapes of this particular show, and the one I recorded with
your mics is hands down the best. I attribute this to the directionality of
the mics in rejecting reflected sound (and drunk bozos behind and next to
me), and the frequency response of the mics, which rejects bass boominess
and emphasizes the highs in the direct sound.
All in all, a fine tape, a fine set of mics. Congratulations.
I bought a pair of cardioid's a while back but have not put them to a
I was at an arena show last night and taped from about the center ice
area but about half way up... there were morons all around hooting and
hollering. I had those mics fixed to my head and I did not move my head
all night... 3 hours.. (boy was I stiff after the show..)
Anyway, the sound is INCREDIBLE.. the morons were not captured on DAT and
I'm extremely pleased with the performance.
I'm a convert!!
I purchased your stealth cardioid mics on Thursday, and first want to
say thanks for getting them to me by Friday. I just got back from a Bob
Dylan concert, in which I tested the mics out. I was kind of skeptical
about how things would turn out, but I must admit I am amazed. While
the bass is a bit light, the recording still sounds like I was right
next to the PA (I was the second farthest row back in the arena). I can
even understand Bob Dylan's words better on the recording than I did
while actually watching the show. You mics are great, and thanks for
the rush order.
S.C. in the UK wrote:
This is a quick email to let you know how pleased I am with my Coresound
Cardioid microphones. I used them last week for the first time and I
cannot get over the quality of the resulting tape using my Sony D8
DAT. The tape I have sounds better than the actual concert did at the
time. For taping rock concerts these microphones are the business.
E.P. from NJ writes:
I finally got to use my Cardioid mics last night with my WMD3 at
Roseland (I taped Beck). The recording came out great. I was standing
all the way in the back, yet the recording sounds like I'm standing
right next to band.
M.F. from Illinois, writes:
How do they compare to more expensive microphones? I was able to get a
copy of the 12/29/96 show made with Gefell M300 mics [approximately
$1000 per pair], a Beyerdynamics MV100 & DA-P1. ... The bass response
seemed about the same, but the Gefells didn't sound as 'bright' as the
Core Sound mics did. The vocals and percussion had a more 'rounded'
feel to them. Overall, I think the Gefells produced a more pleasing
recording, but not by much!
To sum up -- both Core Sound mics are easy to use and ideal for stealth
situations. The omnis [Core Sound Binaurals] work well in outdoor
venues and up-front with a quiet crowd. The cardioids seem to work
better indoors and when further back. When you consider their cost,
they give good value for the money.
A West Coast taper writes:
I taped a well-known band in a small East Bay club with no problem --
their size is a major plus. And the sound on tape is even better than I
expected (and I expected it to be quite good).
Just wanted to thank you for the speedy service in shipping my Stealth
Cardioids. They work great and have a very clean sound ("clean" is the
first word I thought of when hearing the recording), just the way it
sounded at the concert. They do need a bass boost on playback, but
that's easy to do with a little EQ, and this adds no noise (on the
contrary, when having to boost treble during playback a hiss noise is
invariably added). Anyway, thanks, you have another customer for life!
D.T. from Indiana, write:
I got your mics about a week ago and can't say enough about how great
they are. The Cardioid Stealths are small and very good. I taped my
first show (Keb Mo) with them and with a few mistakes on my part the
show still turned out quite nice. Last night I went to see a ska band
(mU330) and taped from the audience about 10-15 ft. from the stacks. The
sound is awesome. Brings back the night's show tremendously well, only a
little crowd noise. Also the vocals were superb. During the show I
thought the vocals were too low in the mix, but on the tape they were
crystal clear. My friend borrowed the mics to tape the Counting Crows
in an auditorium and he said the sound is remarkable, especially the
You have a very satisfied customer in Bloomington and my friend may be
placing an order as well.
[A few weeks later he wrote again.]
You're probably getting tired of these messages but I just wanted to say
I've taped three shows since the last time I emailed you and they are
great. I have been collecting bootlegs for years but just started taping
shows myself with your mics. The shows I've taped are the pride of my
collection. And a few are some of the best sounding I have. So the
Cardioids have made me very happy and I just wanted to thank you
[And then he wrote again!]
A few weeks ago i took the little mics to see a punk triple bill that
included Shades Apart/Suicide Machines/and the Descendents. Your mics
not only captured the sound remarkably well but they survived being near
a large mosh pit. They are VERY durable and didn't fall off my collar
which is where i have decided to keep locating your mics.
Fortunately I was at a more laid back venue to see Art Alexakis from
Everclear perform solo/acoustic. The tape is awesome! Great sound a
little crowd noise since it was a packed bar, but not very noticeable
during the songs. ...
Thanks again for making these great mics.
Just wanted to say hello and let you know that I'm still taping shows with
the CS Cardoids, it's just that I was gone for the summer. I'll say right
now that I taped MANY shows in a variety of venues and am still quite
happy with the mics. I did have some problems with outdoor venues due to
the windy days in S. Florida where I spent my time.
Best tape had to be Rollins Band. It was so loud that I could feel the
bass lift me off the floor. But the tape came out perfect with no bass
My experience at the CC show was similar to Jonathans' 2/20. It was
also my first attempt with the Core Sounds Cardioids. The vocals and
guitars have a fantastic presence. ... We should expect some good shows
from these (not affiliated, just presently satisfied).
I just tried out the new Cardioid mics at a pretty loud concert with a
ton of (techno like) bass, yet the recording has a pretty flat bass,
which really suprised me. The clarity of the recording is pretty
remarkable. ...The vocals and the drums came through very nicely. I
would say the recording sounded better than the actual show when it was
Just purchased the new Core Sound Stealthy Cardioid mikes. I've taped a
few shows with them, with varying results unrelated to mike quality
(positioning, Room quality, etc). Last night, however, these mikes
proved to be of remarkable high quality. I taped Bela Fleck at the
Knitting Factory in NYC. Since Bela allows taping, I did not need to
stealth them. Instead, I lucked into the first row center balcony seat,
attached the mikes to the railing, and spread them as far as the cable
would allow, about 3 feet. The Knitting Factory's main PA speaks are at
eye level to first row of the balcony, so that the mikes were pointed
directly at the PA, maybe 30 feet away. The Knit is a small room, with
nice acoustics, with a wonderful ambiance. The DAT is extraordinary in
its ability to both capture the room feel, and to reproduce the music in
a crystal clear fashion. All instruments are easily distinguishable,
and there is no "muddiness" at all. The uni-directional nature of the
mikes rejected the mild bit of chatting behind me, so that unwanted
crowd noise is not present.
I'm very pleased with the results.
I have no connection with Core Sound other than as a satisfied
The 2nd show I taped was Grand Funk Railroad, in a true stealth setting.
I was in quite possible the most horrible taping seats I could ask for
;) The venue seats 12,000, I was at the very back, very top row slightly
left of the stage. I sat atop the back of my chair in an attempt to get
away from as much close up crowd noise as possible. Mounted the CSSC's
on my glasses using the supplied clips & ran the cable down the back of
my shirt, into my purse that held the battery box, D3 & Eco Charge
battery back. The concert was the quietest I have ever attended at the
venue, usually my ears ring for a few hours after the show, but this
time not at all. (maybe I am going deaf ;) Set the 'MIC ATT' switch on
the D3 to '20db' and the recording level at about 6. Being very nervous
about going over 0db, I check the levels frequently. I was afraid that
this would show on the recording, me tilting the mics downward to check
the D3, but it did not come through at all on the recording. On to the
actual recording. Amazing. Great response. Bass was fine, not boomy
at all, and the mids and highs were very clean.
Anyways, I am very happy with my CSSC's, and look forward to taping
with them all summer.
I recorded about 20 hours of music this past weekend with the Stealth
Cardioid mics. The tapes came out incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am
extremely happy with them!!!!!!!! I recorded in every possible
situation -- far away, close up, in a tent, outdoor stages, indoor
arenas, etc. -- the festival I went to had about 15 different venues, so
I was able to try them out in lots of different settings.
I will definitely spread the word about your mics -- they are the best
stealth mics I've ever used!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to get back to you on my experiences with the
Cardioids. I've used them to record 2 arena shows, and 2 club
shows. First, the mics are really great at cutting out excess crowd
noise. While at the shows, I could hear people's conversations around
me, but the conversations are not on the tapes. Also the cheering of the
crowd doesn't drown out the performance at any point.
I want to thank you for delivering a pair of your cardiod microphones to
me in record time. My current favorite band in the universe was on tour
and was playing 3 venues late last week. Thanks to you and your product,
I now have some astounding live recordings. The mid-range and upper
frequencies are ultra clear, and the bass is not overpowering. Although
the venues were small clubs, there is very little audience noise when
the band is not playing, and virtually no audience noise when the band
G.A., in France, wrote:
I would like to thank you. Last night, I taped the first Springsteen
show gave in Paris. I was located at the 8th row, just in front of the
mic. The sound is simply brilliant!!!! I followed your advices: I
switched to low sens and turn on the recording level to 8 or 9: no
distortion, the recording level is always above -12 db, the overall
dynamic is of a great magnitude, and the recording avoid much of the
crowd noise. This show was, in the short term, my main objective and it
Hey! I'm loving the CSCs! That pickup pattern is really ideal in
Just thought you might want to see what some other traders were saying
about my recordings with your mics. This guy uses Neumann KM184s on a
regular basis as well.
[Quoted from mail he received:] "...got your tape today. I think it
sounds great! At first i thought it was lacking bass but two minutes
into it I realized that it was just good clean sound! These are the Core
Sound Cards? How much are they?? I may rather stealth with these rather
The Stealthy Cardioids are incredible. I was BOB [in back of the
soundboard] by one section, approx. 200-250 ft from the
center-stage-left. Using a painters-helper (adjustable long handle for a
paint brush to get to ceiling) pole and a #1 spring clip I attached the
mic's and raised them about 7ft from the ground. I couldn't be
The sound is some of the best I've recorded live.
H.T., in Hawaii, writes:
I would like to thank you for making those mics! I had the opportunity
to use them for the very first time yesterday. I taped 311 and Wu Tang
Clan and I couldn't believe the clarity of what I had recorded. I
plugged the mic into the line in jack and set the level at 4.5 and
positioned myself 10 feet away from the stacks (unfortunately I was
surrounded by many ppl who talked quite a bit hahaha). ...the tapes came
out pretty cool and clear.
R.T., in the Midwest, writes:
Been using the heck out of the CS cardioid mics you sent me. An
excellent tool. Seem to address what few shortcomings I experienced in
my old non-rolled off CSBs, due certainly in large part to my usual
taping environment (loud rock in small, SRO clubs).
I recently recorded Ziggy Marley in Austin with my coresound cardioids.
The tape came out great, the clarity is incredible with good instrument
separation, though it needs a little bass boost.
R.K., in Germany, wrote:
BTW, a friend of mine bought a pair of direct mics from Marc Sound. I
like the way they handle the bass roll-off and they have a very good
bass response. But it's all needless because they distort and are not
very clean in treble! I have the direct comparisson because we taped the
same event! So I think it was a good choice to buy your Cardioids!
Your demo tape is excellent. I think that I will buy your Omnis as soon
as I have some money left.
T.H., in NJ, wrote:
just wanted to thank you for getting my new cardioids to me in plenty of
time to experiment and tape the recent fleetwood mac show at the
e-centre in camden. i am cloning a copy for a friend and am listening to
it now. the sound is very impressive and i am glad because this is
turning out to be a well sought after trade in the circles i trade in.
the vocals are clean and clear, the band mix is excellent with the drums
nice and punchy, lindseys guitars sounding nice and thick. the bass is
not too boomy. we were in the 26th row, a little off center from the
stage left flown array of clair s-4 boxes. the crowd noise is
suprisingly quiet (much nicer improvement over the binaurals:-)).
i had experimented with 3 different positions for the mikes beforehand.
the first location, at the end of my glasses, next to the lenses allowed
for the mikes to point forward, but i felt were too easily noticeable.
the sound was fine. the next position was clamped to the sides of my
glasses, just as the binaurals go. again, the sound was fine with
perhaps a bit more bass...(perhaps some reflection or selective
absorption from off of my hair and temples?). the last position was the
one we used at the fleetwood mac show. i was able to attach them on the
sides of my glasses, pointing forward, just in front of the ears. i am
going to record a show using the 2nd position and do a compare and
R.W., in Tennessee, wrote:
Just wanted to let you know I received my Stealthy Cardioid Microphones a
couple of weeks ago. Thanks for the rush job. My intent was to use
them a week ago at a Kansas concert but could not go. I used them for
the first time last night. I recorded G3 (just Vai and Satriani) at the
Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, TN. The sound is amazing. The
sound is cleaner on the tape than during the actual show. A nice
sounding tape dispite a night adversity. ...
Well I have rambled quite enough. Just wanted to say that I am thrilled
with your product.
I received your cardioid mics on Friday, and thank you for the prompt
delivery! I opened the box like I was a kid on Christmas day. My
first opportunity to test them out was Sunday night at my church!
It's a special college service late at night, with around 400 in
attendance. I got there late, so I was stuck in the back row a
little to the right. It is a very high-powered service. There were
taller people standing all around me singing loudly to the songs, and
my own ears didn't pick up a very good sound. After the service, I
played the 'concert' on my car stereo, and I was blown away!! The
drums were clear, punchy, and had the perfect amount of bass. The
acoustic guitar was crystal clear. It's kind of funny that a
recording with these things sounds better than what my own ears
heard. =) Oh yeah, nobody noticed I had the mics clipped onto my
lapels, and I must have said 'hello' to twenty people!
I was wondering how to deal with a situation in which a show I taped may
be made a commercial release. No, not to some bootleg company, but
actually to the artist's own record company. (btw, the sound quality on
this show is excellent, sounds like a soundboard but was recorded with
coresound card's 6 feet directly in front of speakers). I did a trade
with a guy who works for a record company (which shall remain nameless)
which just happened to be the record company of this artist, and he said
his boss heard the tape and now wants a DAT of the show. He added "You'd
be dealing with him if anything was to happen with it." Of course I
didn't get into taping for commercial gain, but should I be paid for
taping the show if becomes a commercial release? I've never been in this
situation before, so I thought some of you might be able to
I've got the core sound Cardioids and love em to death~ :). i normally
clip them to my collar and stand as close to a PA speaker as i can...
(well....i don't go more than 10 feet...unless i want to get some loud
person BEHIND me and my mics... ;) and since most of the venues i go to
seem to have mono PA, it really doesn't matter if I'm center stage or
not...as the stereo effect is nihil... although at times I've tried it
and not really liked the sound...too much crowd noise...
I purchased a pair of Stealthy Cardioids a few months back, and I just
wanted to let you know that they are phenomenal! I've been able to use
them a few times now, and I've been amazed at the turnout of my
recordings! Keep up the good work!
First off let me say I used your Cardioids last night at an Everclear
show and it came out splendidly. I was dead center of the floor slightly
elevated. No one bumped into me only one person talked. What a tapers
delight. Your mics really cut through the PA distortion though. I
couldn't understand one word at a couple of spots early on, but on
playback it was easy to decipher.
H.Z., in the Netherlands, wrote:
Some time ago I purchased your Core Sound Stealthy Cardioid mics. I am very
happy with them: they give chrystal clear recordings under difficult (live)
circumstances! (and you may quote me on that ;-)
A friend lent me his CS Stealthy Cardioids to tape the Yngwie Malmsteen show
at the Birch Hill last night. I did everything wrong, including not
mounting the mics properly. They were stuck through the button holes on my
shirt, and aside from being too close, they were not even parallel to each
other. In spite of this, the mics made a great recording!! Imagine if I
used them properly!
You rush ordered a pair of the Cardioid mics to me. I ordered them
friday, and got them not even 24 hours later. THANK YOU! This is the
most AMAZING tape I have ever made! I was recording in a smallish club,
the sound is so rich and full! I've never been able to get a tape like
this before!! I can't wait til tuesday and thursday when I get to use
them again! Thank you so much!
Well I finally got the chance to test out my new CoreSound Cardoids at
this show.. I mounted them on a metal bracket and sewed it into my hat,
above the bill... I was very impressed with their sound, particullary
with the amount of surrounding crowd noise that wasnt picked up...
T.S., an analog taper, wrote:
Just sitting here listening to my Page Plant Miami show that I
recorded on my Sony WM-D3 Stereo analog recorder with your Stealthy
Cardioids and I am so amazed still by the sound. Granted I was in an
arena with lots of echo and I was right in front of Jimmy Page in the
4th row. So got some echo/reverb when just Plant was talking from the
venue. I had a friend put the tapes on cd's for me and they sound
incredible. A solid 8-9. My friend thought for sure the tapes came
from a DAT source. ...
Got the heavy duty windscreens from you for the cards...used them for
the first time at lilith fair in Hershey in the rain. no wind noise at
all :-) was in the 28th row right in front of the speakers and made an
outstanding recording. Sarah Mclachlan sounds stunning!. thanx.
First of all, I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed the Stealth
Cardioids I purchased back several months ago. I've gotten a lot of use
out of them, and they've never failed to satisfy me. Now the only
problems I have are user error!
The Stealthy Cardioids are still working great. I recorded a couple of
Kansas shows at a local casino that some people say sound almost like
H.C., from the UK, wrote:
Thought you'd appreciate knowing that I've used the Cardioid mics I
ordered a few more times recently in a variety of venues both large and
small and I am very pleased indeed that I decided to try these in
conjunction with my Sony D100.
I recently recorded a show in a large indoor venue which is notorious
for it's bad acoustics. I had seats about 25 rows from the stage on the
floor and was not expecting any great results from the tape but to my
delight it's come out sounding great, the sound is clearer than at the
You can hear some echo in the recording but the mics did a great job of
getting right to the music and ignoring most of the sound
reflections. It sounds like I was standing a lot closer. Plus the bass
is handled very well and even some very high frequencies that
overwhelmed the sound on the night are kept under control on the
recording, excellent stuff.
I also recorded a show in a slightly smaller venue that is often very
boomy and bass heavy. Again the mics handled the job very well giving a
nice full sound with the vocals in particular coming through very
clearly and just the right balance of bass.
The few recordings i've made so far have all sounded better than many I
have previously obtained from other sources and I look forward to
getting many more in the future.
H.Z., in the Netherlands, wrote
I got this e-mail this week from a guy I traded with, I send him a cd I
made of a Cramps show I taped with my Sony MZ-R30 and the Stealth
Cardioids: (feel free to quote!)
...I got your CD in the mail and gave it a listen. What a great disc!
The sound quality is absolutely exceptional! I have some really good
sounding Cramps boots, but this one surpasses all of them. ... Great
job, Harold! I would like to know about your taping methods. What
equipment do you use? How do you set up your equipment in the show? ...
It sounds like it was a great show. Tell me how you made this
incredible CD! All I can say is thanks. It was well worth the wait. I
love this disc!
I guess he'll be wanting those Stealthy Cardioids too now!