Greetings, I've been producing my own music for the past ten+ years. I am beginning to stretch out and bring in outside clientele. I am more of an artist producer as opposed to an engineer-producer and have been looking at stuff that I can just throw up an know it'll sound good. I was originally thinking of going with industry standards just because I want pieces that will hold their value and help me bring in traffic(can u say Neumann?). However I've also been turned on to newer manufacturers like BLUE, Lawson, and Soundelux that have great asthetic quality as well as construction(both very important to me). Also these mics(so I'm told) outperform the classics they imitate with better specs(noise floor,etc...).