vocal mic $1000-$2000
Looking for any suggestions. Will be going through Avalon 737. Used for primarily rock, male and female vocals, but other music types are also possible.
Shure KSM44 $1300 list, $699 list. The best mic I own in this price range for contemporary vocals (including my U87ai and TLM103).
Soundelux U195. Excellent all around microphone. Cardiod only though.
If you want a Mint KSM44, I am selling one of mine for $480. Send a PM.
Again, At4050 or At4040. They are monsters. We call them the mid guy Neumans here in Brazil.
I often use AKG 414 VTLII, and it sounds great with vocals, I recommend you also AT 4050
If you look around, you should be able to find a Neumann U87Ai for less than 2K... Kurt
Theres a fellow selling an older AKG 'THE TUBE' on ebay...the bidding started at $950...these are a very fine mic...
I've been using the Rode NTK (about $500) on male vox and getting very good results. I usually use the Rode with a ƒƒ ISA 110 (one of my favorite pres). The 737 sounds a little off with the Rode (mabey too tubey for vox, I'm sure other have gotten good results). I use a U87ai with the 737 sometimes. The 737 is not my main vox pre. I would suggest the U87ai overall in your range especially on female. I personally do not like the AKG 414 on vox but there are alot of people who like them and there are a bunch of different models.
my .03 cents
my .03 cents
My current favorite is the Neuman TLM103. It's sounds pretty cool for rock vocals. Of course there is always the u87/