What mic choices and preamps work best for you?
- snare top
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.
Here's a gear question: Is a RODE 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 pres that I'm using are too cheap for my mics or vice-versa? What pays off more in the long run: upgrading the mic pres/interface, upgrading to a better sounding mic, or upgrading to a more versatile mic?
- I have a apogee duet 2 going into Logic Pro
- avantone c12
These two are not getting me the professional sound im looking for.
I will ONLY be using this chain for vocals and my budget is 2,000.
I was thinking of the neumann tlm 102 and maybe a UA 610 for pre amp.
I have a high tenor like voice with a lot of natural warmth to it.
Examples: Michael Jackson, Justin timberlake, Bruno Mars.... etc
Have at 'er.