What mic choices and preamps work best for you?
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I have used portable recorders starting in the 80s (WM-D3) and continued in the 90s (TCD-D8), mostly for recording piano recitals. My microphones of choice were and are the OKM-2 binaural mics by the Berlin 'Soundman' company and they served me really well.
The power supply is a regulated LC filtered linear supply with emi noise filtering, surge and transient protection(+-18vdc and 48v). The phantom power has its own transformer to avoid pulling down the main rails when using older mics. The power supply noise is less than 1mv peak to peak.
I have a Apollo twin duo but not getting
a good vocal recording from It
Here's a gear question: Is a RØDE NT2A a big step up from an AUDIO TECHNICA AT2020 as far as sound quality? If I want to track in stereo, does a pair of mics aimed toward that end such as the AKG perception 107s work better than if I simply buy a second AT2020 (that is mostly for stereo acoustic guitar and drum ohs) ? How can I figure out if the mic preamps that I'm using are too cheap for my mics or vice-versa? What pays off more in the long run: upgrading the mic preamps/interface, upgrading to a better sounding mic, or upgrading to a more versatile mic?