I just ordered a AT4047 after all the good reviews I read in GS. I will be using it as my main mic for acoustic guitars and vocals, and will be going through a Germanium Pre. Will I need something more in the chain? Do you think they will match ok? too much colour perhaps¿?
Thanks for your comments!
So you would definitely get a hardware compressor, right? I was thinking of using this chain into the software compressor in the DAW, but it´ll probably be better if I buy, say, a drawmer 1968, right?
I'm not really saying that adding a good compressor will add depth or harmonics. But API pre's and the 1176 sound just work so great together. I'm sure you'll find a similar killer combo with the Chandler.
The 4047 is definitely a favorite of mine. I say try it straight into the pre for both sources (vox and aco gtr, right?) before you decide you need something else. If I remember right, I liked the 4047 through the pres in the Scully 280, which are germanium-type, though I think that was on ele gtr.
If you decide to add a compressor, the MC77 is amazing on vocals (among many other sources), and the FMR PBC-6A has proven handy on aco gtr.