Blue Bluebird vs. Rode NT1

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by mrbwnstn, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. mrbwnstn

    mrbwnstn Guest

    Here's my dilemma...

    I run a home based studio and I currently have access to two AT 4040 mic's. They're decent mics that work well for a lot of the stereo pairing that I use them for. However, they aren't mine (they belong to a drummer friend) and could be picked up and gone at anytime. So I'd be left without any large diaphragm mic's if they were gone.

    ALSO, I don't have a great vocal mic. So over the weekend I picked up a Blue Bluebird that sounds fantastic. But I'm thinking I should take it back and get two Rode NT1's for the same price, incase I lose access to the AT 4040's. I'd be able to use the Rode's as a vocal mic, and they sound alright, but they're pretty much in the same realm as the AT 4040's as a vocal mic.

    What do you think I should do?
  2. jahme

    jahme Guest

    u should get the Rode NT1's pair...its way worth it..atleast it would be for u..quality is outstanding so look forward..
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    While the Bluebird is decent it is nothing to brag about. The NT1 isn't either. I'd skip both and get something that is at least useful such as the AT4047 or AT4050 or AT4060. I own one of each along with some very good mic's and these suckers get used all the time and damn near every time I have a session.
  4. Kuzan

    Kuzan Guest

    I have to agree with the AT recommendation. The AT's get used more than anything in my sutdio. Fantastic mics at very reasonable

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