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Groove Tubes GT-55 vs. Rode NT1000

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Aaron N, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Aaron N

    Aaron N Guest

    Hi all,

    New to forum. Am songwriter/musician with home studio.

    Looking at a large diaphram studio condenser mic for $300. Any feedback on Groove Tubes GT-55 versus Rode NT-1000?

    My preamp is a Presonus Eureka.

    Main use for this mic will be vocals.


  2. sonicmonkey

    sonicmonkey Guest

    I just bought one last night. I initially planned on getting a Shure KSM27, but the guys at the music store did a side-by-side comparison, and the GT-55 seemed to be less... muffled? Hard to describe. Same price, so no biggie. If I don't like it, I'll take it back and maybe try out the KSM27.

    It's still pretty new to me; I need some time to play around with it before I'm sure I can recommend it, but it sounded pretty good on some vocals I tracked last night (the mic sounded good, not the vocals).
  3. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest

    I've used the gt-55 on male vocals, guitar cabs, drum overheads and outside kick mic.

    the thing is a champ. i would recommend them as a typical mid-level mic. i wouldn't say it is particularly "warm" or "tube" sounding. nice mids and works well on clean guitars.

    i also have 2 studio projects c3s that i like very much, but they are a bit brighter. might sound good on vocals that you want some clarity on.


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