sm7b r77 mod or e100s for soft voice

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by water, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. water

    water Active Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    i have three choices
    i need a new vocal mic
    just all around vocal mic, form a to z

    my choices are:

    1. mod my r77 that i already have
    2. get a sm7b
    3. or get a cad e100s

    now with the r77 that i already have, i think it sounds alright but im pretty sure a mod would make it sound better, i am using a fethead booster to use it with my onboard phantom power, so i could mod the r77 and maybe or maybe not get a better preamp

    with the smm7b, i know it sounds good on vocals already, but i would definetly probably get a new preamp for that too since i know it needs lots of gain, or maybe the fethead would be enough?

    or the cad e100s, which i particularly like because of how quiet it is, which i really am leaning towards because my singer sings very soft

    since my singer has a soft voice, i'll obviously be needing tons of gain, so i need something that i can crank up without being noisy

    pretty much i need the cleanest recording i can get

    but im not sure which route i should take

    any feedback?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    If you don't already own at least one SM7 and you record rock/blues then that is the route you should go. It is a mainstay for a reason. Moding your R77 is not a bad idea but start with basics before getting too wacky. If you do go the mod route, Mike Joly is probably one of the first stops.
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Anytime you have quiet sources you will need a quality preamp that doesnt raise the noisefloor with the gain. It is imperative.
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