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Just went through the 'Listening Sessions'. Opinions...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by FoundSounds, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. FoundSounds

    FoundSounds Guest

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    I found that I liked the AT 4050 the most for vocals and that the VTB Pre sounds pretty bad, especially when the 'tube' is mixed in.

    Some other mics I liked:

    Cad E100
    mxl 69
    Rode NTV
    Studio Projects B1 (for guitar)

    The AT 414 sounded a little too bright for my tastes. Most of the Rode mics sounded shrill. I was considering an NT1000 before I listened to these audio examples. The mackie pres in Kurt Foster's demos were disappointing as well.

    I still haven't found a good mic / pre combo for under $500. It seems like the FMR RNP / AT 4050 is the best option for vocals under $1000 (to my ears.)
  2. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    IMO a great mic/pre combo for under $500 is a new combo:
    Electro Harmonix 12AY7 + AT3035

    I think you'd $*^t if you heard that combo blind and had to guess what you were listening to.

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