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Yet another microphone purchase question

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by maestro7879, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. maestro7879

    maestro7879 Guest

    I have about $300 to spend on a new microphone. Below is what I currently have. So my question is what microphone should I be looking at ? This is mainly going to be used for vocals.
    I have been looking at the V69 and a few of the AT's. Is it really worth it for me to buy a tube microphone when I already have 2 great sounding tube pre's ?

    Preamps -

    Amek Tac Scorpion
    (2) Roberts Tube Reel to Reel / Modified
    (http://vintageaudio.org/robertspres.html)

    Microphones-

    MXL603s
    Oktava MK319
    Oktava MK012
    MXL2001
    Studio Projects B1
    Shure SM57
    Shure 545SD
    ECM8000
    MXL V67G
     
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Rode NT2A- has the capsule of the K2 for about half the price. - You may have to shell out a lil' bit more than 3 hundred but its worth it. Make sure you get the NT2A, not the NT2 nor the NT1- those have another capsule.
     
  3. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    AT4040 - great mic, very clean

    Wes
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Second on the AT4040 Just got one and it has been great.
     
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    404o and I'll add the ADK Hamberg or the Vienna. For smidge more the Hemi-head ST...it has three patterns. Very very good sounding mics.
     
  6. maestro7879

    maestro7879 Guest

    I ended buying the 4040 after hearing it.

    I also picked up one of the Oktave Mlk2500's.. For $100 I couldn't pass it up. Tried it out last night and was very impressed. Smooth and clean sound. I will be recording vocals this weekend with it and will try and post some clips if anyone is interested.

    So much for the $300 budget.. Why does that always happen ?
     
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Its a new disease named GLAS (Gear Lust Adquisition Syndrome) Doctors say the symptoms are severe drooling and obsessive compulsive behavior, directly resulting in either Wallet Depletion or Credit Overspending. there is no known cure.
    Adquiring the Gear temporarely relieves the pressure but it starts buiding up quickly every time you look at the ads in a music magazine.
    Some experts advice that a good prvention technique is to cancel all subscriptions and stop going to music stores. Frequenting RO is also a factor in the spreading of the disease, but they say that RO withdrawals are so severe that it is usually not worth the risk.
     
  8. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    OMG I'm infected and didn't even know it.
     
  9. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Active Member

    Over at Talkbass.com we just call it GAS. Everybody gets it from time to time.
     
  10. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    that's the difference. GAS passes but GLAS stays... Once you catch it there is no known cure!
     
  11. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member


    That's freaking hilarious :lol:
     

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