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I am looking for a nice dynamic for recording that will fit these roles:

1) Studio Voiceover
2) Kick/Bass cab
3) Intrument - Trumpet/Sax

I have a PreSonus Firepod for location work and a Firewire 410 for home use.

I listened to the Sennheiser. 421 and did not like it, so I came up with these three.

If the ATM25 is close it has a price 1/3 of the others, it will probably win, but quality is important to me.



anonymous Wed, 03/30/2005 - 08:56

I am not sure about the others, but I would NOT suggest the ATM25. Quite a ahwile ago I tested it doing a voice over for a comercial against aan At 3035 LD consdensor. The condensor won hands down.

The ATM25 is better suited for micing kick drums, bass cabs and the like. I just didnt have any clarity for voices compared to that cheap condensor we used.

I think both SM7 and the RE20 would be solid choices as an all-around mic for your situation, and will last you a lifetime.

Hope it helps narrow it down to two for ya.

moonbaby Wed, 03/30/2005 - 15:05

I can say that the RE-20, properly cared for, will last a lifetime, and
can be used on all sorts of stuff. You don't have to baby it...just don't throw it against a wall or into the ocean! They are pretty much bulletproof. They make a very good mic on saxes, brass, bass, kick,etc. as well as vocals. The SM7's I have used were pretty
much a "one-trick pony" for vocals. They sound good for that, and I'm sure maybe some other applications, but that built-in foam windscreen can get funky over time, and then they get gnarly-sounding. Get the RE20- you'll never regret it!