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Got about 4k to spend on a mic. or mic(s)

any suggestionsl. I'm recording rap and hip hop of course. But also some clean pop vocalists.

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I would get a couple of decent mics and 1 BADASS preamp.
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What other preamps? I like the current ones
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Your pre's are fine. I'd get a Brauner Phanthera and a Manley Ref C. Both used can be had for under $4,000.
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Get a Blue Bottle Rocket Stage 2 and an assortment of capsules for it. Should cover a lot of basis for you.
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I use a 87 ai for my rap vocals... I greatly recommend it. The mic has a big and in your face sound to it. I don't find the to be as bright as many claim it to be. It handles hf quite nicely

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Maybe some Gefell?
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Ronin Applied Sciences Pegasus mic.
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What model gefell? And to the guy using the u87 ai, what preamp you running it through.
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Gefell UM70s if you u87ish sound, a lot of people actually prefer it over u87



Try to find UM 70 version, the UMT70 is transformless. I heard great things about M 930 Ts (there is M930 version which is also transformless), and I think it is a lil bit cheaper than um70 as it is cardioid only.

And about their tube mics, I really can't speak, they are too expensive I never heard them, but I do believe they sound amazing
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If this is your first high end mic, the Neumann U87 Ai will cover a lot of bases, so I suggest going with that. You will like it with the pres you are currently using as well.
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