I want to buy 2
(two) new microphones to add to the collection at the studio. I'm looking for one to be a character/colorful microphone
, and the other
to be a utility 'one size fits all' kind of microphone
Looking for a/an condenser(s) and/or ribbon(s). Have a good selection of dynamic microphones already. Functions include but aren't limited to
- Drum OH/Room, with close micing capabilities as well (can handle a reasonable amount of SPL), as well as guitars and vocals. Acoustic instruments too. Pretty straightforward.
Just as a frame of reference, I'm mostly recording rock subgenres - punk, hc, post punk, glam, powerpop, indie rock/pop. Essentially, NOT Jazz/R&b/etc and very little Metal.
* LOVE vintage sounds-- but I'm tracking on 2" --so I don't necessarily NEED something that normally would be bought by a digital engineer to specifically soften/"warm" (hate that word) up the digital recordings.
I have access to a good, treated room, and my outboard selection is fine.
This is coming from a real, independent engineer who hasn't committed to any higher-ticket items in the mic department yet.
This is because I've had access to a good list of rental mics in the past and haven't worked consistently enough in the past to justify spending in the quadruple digits on microphones.
Cost of microphones is not a concern, just some straightforward advice on a character mic (higher end) and a utility mic (higher end as well).
Thanks in advance friends!