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round out the mic cabinet or?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by tonio, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. tonio

    tonio Guest

    Hi all,
    trying to round out the mic cabinet, but not sure which way to go. Plus the getting a comp is nagging me. Guess I'm looking for a different color?
    mics:
    414(1)
    c3000(1)
    sm81(1)
    BG4.1(1)
    audix Tr40"omni" (1)
    D2(2)
    421mkii(1)
    e609'black'(1)
    ev408(1)
    Beyer MD201(1)
    you see I don't have a pair of anything?
    going to disk w/ MOTU1224, 2408Mkii via Souncraft SX, Grace 101, RNC, Lexi Mpx500, Alex. Some midi stuff. Mostly doing acoustic stuff, never really a drum kit, but have sax, flute, trumpet, bass, ac&elect gtr. Not much vox.
    I am a latin percussionist (congas, bongos, timbales& a miriad of hand and accy percussion) mainly and dabble in keys. Latin, jazz, funk, some light rock R&B, whatever really genres
    So what would you do?
    Trying to decide between a pair of AT4040, GT33,
    or go tube GT44, NTK, ADK 51TC,TL. Maybe a colored pre or comp?
    Thanks
    T
     
  2. missilanious

    missilanious Guest

    well I really don't have any advice other than of you are going to get a AT, go with a 4033CL (same as 4033 if you can find one) they have a smoother responce overall compaired to the 4040's, the 4040's sound very similar though it has a top end boost and has a rather sharp sounding top, which can get anoying on aucostic guitars or vocals.
     
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

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    If those are your choices, then I'd say skip the crap mics and go with a VERY good colored mic pre. It will give you another flavor in tone to every mic you own. How could you not own at least one SM57?
     
  4. tonio

    tonio Guest

    missilanious hmm 4033 is mid size, which is a
    consideration thanks.

    AG- like GR1NV or Speck 5.0? trying to keep it under 1K. Maybe geting a SM81 for stereo to round it out and add a pre? Yeah, I don't know why I never got a Sm57.

    T
     
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

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    There ya go. I'd prefer the GR NV which may not be as clean as the Speck or as clean as in the clinical sense of clean, it is still plenty of clean for just about all instances where you want a clean sound but can get more colored if need be. The you can ad the GR eq down the road. I'd also consider another 414 before a 2nd SM81 to gain the extra flexability as a multi-use mic as well as in the use of the extra patterns, but having a pair of SM81's is a good thing also.
     
  6. MindMeld

    MindMeld Guest

    i would second the opinion of getting a coloured pre, but i would also add getting another 414 to give you stereo tracking options.

    And get a 57... they are 80 bucks. how can you not have a 57 :)

    marsh
     

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