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/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.
Anytime you have quiet sources you will need a quality preamp that doesnt raise the noisefloor with the gain. It is imperative.