Originally Posted by Musiclab
I have a client who is a novice to recording who is using a 651 on her vocals while recording, if you cant use a 651 you need to do something else than recording music. Yes it has more knobs, it sounds better and is more versatile.
I used to have 160's, I still have 160s which is a different animal
Im just saying it has a lot more parameters and not as easy to tweek on the fly.
If you have a budget session with tons of overdubs, the 160 is more set it and forget it.
And I DO this for a living. Im not a part timer, I rawk 6-7 days a week in my studio. Its my day job.
To the OP, getting both is a great idea, they sound very different.
I have the 9651s, but Im sure its simialr to the rack.