I'm a lo-fi nut, I use primarily vintage 2 track reel 2 reels and I use a tascam porta7 4-trach recorder. I use the best quality tape possible but am in the dark as far as finding a proper microphone for capturing that "vintage" tone. I'm prettty adept as far as proper mike placement goes but my favorite michrophone has died (the most expensive one I could get at radioshack) and I have had no luck figuring out what would be good. Also my last one had the 1/4" jack and all I seem to find is the three pin type, which dosent help me because I have always fed my microphone through a rack mount guitar effects processor/pre amp to boost the signal and clean up the sound a bit. do they still make decent mikes with the 1/4" adaptor? My music is just vocals and accoustic guitar, I use the processors flange and reverb to create a bit more sterile environment and would like to be able to work more with less direct miking and more ambient techniques.