I tried it with all my pres and it seems to sound better with the Summit 2BA-221 over the UA LA 610 and Great River. Not that I have a good singing voice, but the other pres don't seem to like the RODE. Any opinions on a better for me mic? Any experience with Studio Projects mics? I need more of a punchy sound with some balls. It seems that I have to add so much compression after the recording. It makes my voice sound dull and lifeless. I have more of a natural lower resonance that the mic does not pic up at all. I might just have to keep on working with it. Any advice? It could be the room too.