I like to record with as few mics as possible and I've learned along the way that a DACS Clarity Micamp
is very punchy. Gordon Model 5
micamp preserves microdynamics very accurately but it is natural, not API-punchy like DACS.
Also, some omnis are more compliant than others so they capture microdynamic transients better than most. Josephson's 617SET
, for example, excels at it. I recall hearing Fred Forssell say DPA's large diaphragm omnis
are very good for this reason.
With the right gear one omni mic (i.e. MS) or two omni mics (AB) can capture all the natural dynamics in an ensemble; spot mics are rarely needed.