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NT1a noise when touching it?

whenever i touch mic it has a weird ringing noise nt1a connected to a fast track solo connected to desktop pc. my mic has issues whats wrong with it. could be my setup not the mic? goes into a Avid fast track solo. Happens with speakers and tv turned of still. I had a CAD M179 a few weeks ago and it wasnt doing this. I was messing with all the pickup patterns on the mic and no ringing. even if i slightly touch pop filter ring or shock mount it does it so its not the actual wiggling of the mic. I'm guessing its something electrical. idk what to do.

video of problem here

Decent preamp for RODE NT1-A?

I recently purchased a RODE NT1-A condenser mic. I've yet to receive it, but got it for a steal - the anniversary edition (mic, pouch, cable, shock mount, pop filter) for $165 brand new from the factory.

I record through an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra. Could anyone recommend some decent budget preamps ($100 range) for this mic? Or for that price range would it be better to stick with the Fast Track's preamps?

The ART Tube MP Project Series preamp seems to get great reviews for a decent price.

Thanks!

RODE LDCs: NT2A vs. NT1A vs. NT1000

Hi there,

The question is quite obvious from the subject of the post: I'm looking to buy my first LDC, and was wondering which of the above was best. It will be used mainly for vocals - male and female - so it will have to be quite versatile. It would be great if I could use it for other sources as well though (acoustic guitar, toms, strings).

What are their main differences? Is the NT2a only more expensive because of its switchable polar patterns?

Not happy with my RODE NT1-A

I tried it with all my pres and it seems to sound better with the Summit 2BA-221 over the UA LA 610 and Great River.

Not that I have a good singing voice, but the other pres don't seem to like the RODE.

Opinions on a better for me mic?

Any experience with Studio Projects mics?

I need more of a punchy sound with some balls. It seems that I have to add so much compression after the recording. It makes my voice sound dull and lifeless. I have more of a natural lower resonance that the mic does not pic up at all.

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