I've had more time to work with the ST2 outside of just drums and screaming. Not only has it proven itself in just bout every situation I've tried it, but it's totally removed any desire I had for an SM7b
. That is not to say I feel that it sounds like an SM7b
, but that it is useful in precisely the same situations, and thus I do not have to lust after an SM7b
for, say, situations where I'm recording a client in a lively room. The proximity effect, as with all dynamic mics, is pretty intense but a foam windscreen and or a pop filter keeping the client from right off the mic. I recently used it in a session with a rapper who only had a wood-floored room to record in. My LDC was a bit too sensitive but the ST2 had a broad enough frequency range to accommodate the focus on vocals without sounding like a garage recording, but it was more than directional enough to kill the reflections from around the room. In one day it became my go to mic for situations where I need something directional because the room or client is not ideal.