I have a Rode nt1a which I have found to be OK, nothing special. It seems to pickup what's happening in the next room better than my voice. I have a very midrange limited voice. I do not consider myself a vocalist more of a stylist...LOL. But I can sing the songs I write. I need all the help I can get. I use a Roland VS 2400 and it only likes very clean, low gain signals. I have some nice pres, Great River, UA and a Summit. I plan on getting a para EQ also. But I want to get something that has more warmth and punch without needing higher output to get it. Looking to spend less than $1500. Any recommendations? I'm looking at the Telefunken M16, the Peluso 22 251, AKG solid tube, AKG C414, Mojave Audio MA 200, Neumann TLM 103 or anything else you guys can come up with.