@Kurt Foster @audiokid @Boswell @dvdhawk @pcrecord @anyone
So, I've had an opportunity come up to use a vintage but perfectly working RCA 44 for several months.
One thing I've always wanted to try is using a nice LDC in combination with a nice Ribbon mic for lead and/or backing vocals, bussing each mic to its own discreet track so that I can adjust levels, blend and EQ for each independently.
I've also been given a Grace single channel preamp ( which has a "Ribbon" switch, presumable to add the necessary gain) and which has neither a tube nor transformer gain-stage.
Can I ask your thoughts on how you would go about using this array? Or is this a bad idea that bears no further discussion?
In my head, I hear the warmth and richness of the Ribbon, while at the same time also having the "silk" and presence of the 414EB with the brass C12 diaphragm.
I'm curious as to how the other pros here on RO would approach this concept...
Honestly, I've worked with many nice LDC's and some very nice ribbons over the years, but I've never considered using them at the same time on the same source, especially a vocal performance.