Originally Posted by JBr33zymusic
I will be recording rap vocals and singing vocals. I am looking into a MXL 960, MXL V69 and a Kel HM-2d. What would you guys go with for what I am looking for? Thank you for reading.
I do have first hand experience with the HM-2D. It is pretty much the exact opposite of a lot of the Chinese condenser mics. Heck, the frequency response on the HM-2D is way different than most condenser microphones PERIOD. It is a niche mic in some ways, but then I suppose that is true for every mic in a weird sort of way--that is I would use my ribbon mics on some sources but not others, I would use my SM57s and Audix i5 mics on some sources but not others, and so on. But I digress as I often do...
If the HM-2D is indeed a niche mic, it fills that niche very nicely. For sake of description, let's just say the obvious: there is absolutely NO harsh, brittle, obnoxious high frequency reproduction going on with the HM-2D.
To the OP--if you keep your SE2200 and add the HM-2D to your collection, you'll have a lot more territory covered regarding being about to mic different sorts of voices. In my humble opinion and experience, if you are not liking the high frequency reproduction of your current mic, the HM-2D is a great solution for you. If you want to add some 'air' to the signal, you can attempt to do so via equalization to the track in the DAW. The HM-2D seems to take EQ pretty well.
Anyway, do check out the return policy from Kel Audio. The last time I checked, they offer an up to 30 day return policy on all of their microphones. It is very generous, in my mind, but it also demonstrates a commitment to their customers and to their products. And it makes trying out the HM-2D a lot less fraught with concern over something like 'is this the right mic for me?' because you get to try it out. I am willing to bet you'll want to keep it though, so go for it!