The next mic I am going to get is going to be one of the two, but which? I heard the BETA has a tighter pattern, but also a more modern tone. WTF is modern tone? In my experience with talking to pro audio engineers, the best stuff was made back when. I will be using the mic to record my own vocals in my budget home studio...(ok its my bedroom). I intend on recording my guitar at the same time and perhaps the tighter pattern of the BETA might reject some of the bleed from my amp? Side question - will the tighter pattern make on-axis sounds brighter or more "in-your-face"? Let me know what your thoughts on the matter are.