Next addition to my Mic Locker. Advice?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by bradb, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. bradb

    bradb Member

    Dec 23, 2004
    Hello everyone,

    I'm in need of a little direction in my next mic purchase.

    Here's what I have:

    Sennheiser MD-421
    Shure SM58
    Shure SM-57
    Shure SM-57
    AKG D112
    Audio Technica PRO37
    AKG C414 XLII
    AKG C414 XLII

    Here are my pre's:
    Hamptone 2ch. tube
    Sytek (w/BB on 3&4)
    Seventh Circle Audio 2ch. A12 (on the way)

    Here's what I'm trying to do:

    1) Record rock and roll, generally in a instrument by instrument/overdub situation... record drums, then guitars, then organ, etc etc.
    2) Record singer/songwriter stuff, stereo acoustic guitar, small percussion.
    3) Perhaps record in a live situation, drums, guitar, organ all at once.

    Here's what I'm thinking:
    1) Get the josephson C42s so I will have a matched pair of SDC, should be great for acoustic, an alternative for the c414s for overheads.
    2) Get a royer ribbon mic, great for guitars and acoustic guitar (but I can only get one now... what about stereo acoustic? later I could get another)
    3) I'd also like to get another switchable pattern LDC for room/vocals. AT4050? Studio Projects T3? what are better brands?

    ---what do you guys think?

    My budget....>$1.3k mics are out of my budget.

    Thanks a million!

  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Hey Brad, first off I'd like thank you for posing your question in a way that doesn't leave us wanting more info. Thanks for saving us time.

    I would say look into a matched pair of avensons ($500 for both).
    And then an AEA R84. (about $975).

    With this set-up you have 3 very versatile mics that can be used for mucho sources. It seems like you have the LDC covered with the 414's

    My .02


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