i have three choices
i need a new vocal mic
just all around vocal mic, form a to z
my choices are:
1. mod my r77 that i already have
2. get a sm7b
3. or get a cad e100s
now with the r77 that i already have, i think it sounds alright but I'm pretty sure a mod would make it sound better, i am using a fethead booster to use it with my onboard phantom power, so i could mod the r77 and maybe or maybe not get a better preamp
with the smm7b, i know it sounds good on vocals already, but i would definetly probably get a new preamp for that too since i know it needs lots of gain, or maybe the fethead would be enough?
or the cad e100s, which i particularly like because of how quiet it is, which i really am leaning towards because my singer sings very soft
since my singer has a soft voice, i'll obviously be needing tons of gain, so i need something that i can crank up without being noisy
pretty much i need the cleanest recording i can get
but I'm not sure which route i should take
If you don't already own at least one SM7 and you record rock/bl
If you don't already own at least one SM7 and you record rock/blues then that is the route you should go. It is a mainstay for a reason. Moding your R77 is not a bad idea but start with basics before getting too wacky. If you do go the mod route, Mike Joly is probably one of the first stops.