MY NEW FAVOURITE YNGWIE MICROPHONE FOR METAL GUITAR – LEWITT YNGWIE MALMSTEEN


Hi I’m Ola Englund and today I’m trying out
a bunch of microphones from Lewitt, and before you’re about to leave because you
will never exchange your shitty ass old SM57 for another microphone
let me say two very important words: Yngwie Malmsteen. uHUH pretty impressive huh. Reason why I mention the Swedish god is because
he’s using one of these microphones, the MTP 440 DM, this one, he’s using the MTP 440 DM
and you know what they say, when Yngwie speaks, like this, probably into this microphone,
we listen…ok So today I’m trying out the LCT 240 Pro condenser
microphone, the MTP550 and the 440 dynamic microphones and I will compare them and also
put them head to head against the classics. So for this test I’m using my my Randall Satan
50 into a Hesu 2×12 cab with demon speakers in it. I’m running a loop of a DI I made that will
just run into the amplifier while I’m trying out different microphones. I will place all the microphones at the one
and the same spot, which is between the cap edge and the cone of the speaker. And to be honest I’m ready to be surprised
by the results. I’m a big fan of what I’ve been using so far
which is my beyer dynamic m160 and my SM58 but I’m open to change if these sound great. I mean come on, Yngwie, Yngwie Malmsteen,
or Ingysteen Malmateen… oops Shit So there you have it, which one did you think
sounded the best? Let me know in the comments section. I think they all sound really good and it
has actually kind of opened my ears, I’m hearing some frequencies that I’m not used to but
that I very much enjoy and my favourite out of the bunch is the MTP440, that’s the Ynwgie
Malmsteen microphone, the reason why I like it, it just sounds way more open than the
other ones, sounds almost like it’s pre-produced or it sounds like it’s non-voiced, and I really
like that about this microphone. So that’s my favourite one. And the other ones sounded great too. I will probably use this one a lot more in
my upcoming videos so I’m really looking forward to that. If you’re a member of my Youtube channel,
you will be able to download all the files from the video so you can analyse, you can
listen, you can have sex with the files, you can do whatever you want, I don’t care, you
can do that and if you want to know more about Lewitt and their microphones , check out…
lewitt-audio.com Thank you so much for watching, don’t forget
to subscribe, thank you. Bye!

100 comments

Hi Ola, in one of your videos you show how must be a correct connection between Metal Zone pedal and effect loops but no cable was connected to amp input. How it’s possible… i mean i try that but it just works when i use both of send and return from effect loops but i still need to connect my guitar in front of my amp… Thanks for your videos and stuffs.

The 240 and the 440 sound better over the others to my ears.. I’ve always used a 57 or 609 sennheiser live.. might have to look into one of these. Thanks Ola!

Can't wait for your uploads Ola ! Love your work !
How do I get one of those db meters that you have in alot of your videos Ola ?

I really liked the Shure SM58 the best. The 440 was defenatly my second favorite. That was a really good sound comparison. Thanks Ola.

That LCT 240 Pro sounds right up my alley! Can't exactly find websites that carry those mics with accurate prices to ship to Canada. :/

Hi Ola, speaking about speakers… what is your opinion on the Celestion Black Shadow speakers? Greets

Ps I like the 550 mic. Raw and clear sounding

I like the 550 most, the 440 next, and then the 240. Honestly a mix of the 440 and the 240 would be a great combo. If you only had one, I'd go for the 550.

those dynamic mics sound amazing… the condenser not so much.
i bet mixing the sm58 and the 550 would sound amazing. the 58 has the excellent midrange and bottom end while the 550 has the clarity and tight, crunchy highs. and the 550 is only $120!! that's insane

I normally use dynamics, maybe with an additional condenser besides it. I did like all 3 Lewitts, but the openness of the high end of the 240 sounded very nice to me. I'd sure like to test some combinations with those mics

I like the 440 the best I think the 240 could work as a supplemental mic but not as a standalone where I would just use the 440

Lct Pro 240's sounding good in the high end I gotta admit. The thing that took me by supprise was the shure sm58, same one i got i noticed, not too shabby.

for me:
M160 > MTP 440 DM > MTP 550 DM > SM58 > LCT 240 PRO

Ola, make a video trying the Royer Ribbon 121 (and maybe other models from Royer if it's possible) with other microfones like M160, SM57/58, MTP 440 DM.
This Royer Ribbon 121 is always my choice in all guitar plugins.

Lewitt make amazing mics. Iirc they do a ribbon mic too which is awesome on cabs and acoustic. Another brand I really love are Audix (try the D4 and D6 on a 4×12 or 4×10 bass) 😛

The MTP and the 58 were the best for guitar tones… Hard to go wrong with a 57/58 but I agree my favorite was the MTP for the reasons you stated. Lewitt has been making some fantastic mics.

440 sounded great; on par with the SM58. 550 and the LCT were a bit too much on the treble side of things for me, but still sat very well in the mix. But this is pointless anyway. Yngwie said so, so we mere mortals obey.

the 440 overall was the best, but the 240 Pro gave a bit of the Classic Swedish Tone, to my ears at least. I wonder how the 440 and 240 would sound together? Hmm

if I had the option, id do multiple takes with all of those and blend my sound. They all have a different spot they make shine.

In mix:
(1) mtp 440 2:56
(1) mtp 550 3:09

(2) lct 240 3:23
(2)mtp 440 3:54
(2) mtp 550 4:00

(3) lct 240 4:07
(3) sm58 3:36
(3) m160 3:45

550 sounds like a mic that I cannot miss. Does not have those unwanted stuff in highs and low end like 440. Reflects way more mids shenanigans which is crucial. I can always couple it with another condenser if I really need to capture more sizzle/air and low end punch, which in modern metal few really have to.

hey olla, now that i went full member: how about u making impulse responses for at least the mtp 440? (: that would be very great (:

I can imagine yngwies demo…. SO I JUST DO THIS , AND THEN THIS , THATS A LITTLE BITTA BACH YOU KNOW <CABLE BUZZ> SO ITS THE SAME PATTERN YOU KNOW , MOVE IT UP AND DOWN …. THATS JUST HARMONIC MINOR , NOW IM PLAYING CHROMATIC DIMINISHED ARPEGGIOS -THATS ANOTHER BITTA BACH , <ADJUST ROLEX>FOR FASTER STUFF I USE A FERRARI STICKER ON THE BACK , UNLEASH THE LEWITT !!

The MTP 440 DM sounds so dang great! Anyone know if there are any IR packs around made with this mic, and/or the 550?

I love comparisons like that. One day I bought AudioTechnica MB2k after watching this awesome video (nice song, btw): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV4a11fABRg
because of it openness compared to others. Now I think I found even more open sounded mic. Thanks!

Nice test, but not informative. Need in reference like sm57. But all talks are very nice!)
240 seems will good compared to bass.
440/550 has tooo much "sand" in hi-mid… it's very high resonance for guitar i think.

Definitely like the 440 more than the 550, but the LCT 240 has such a nice frequency range. Super vicious.

I have to say that the 550 DM really stood out among the other mics.

It doesn't have a solid low end like all the other mics but it makes up for that with being very bright and clear. That mic could make a guitar track razor-sharp and cut through any mix. I think paired up with the 240 or the 440 as your dark mics you could blend a massive tone that really sits well in a mix.

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