Quote: Originally Posted by Michael_Joly Choice of preamp really does not matter and mics are far more important. But I'm going to let this most recent flare-up of the mic / preamp debate go through all its usual phases - like all the other flare ups, and wait until all the usual noise is played out. Then when civility and rationality returns so will I. Not with samples, but with a compelling argument that never fails to bring this discussion to a screeching halt. Just do a search if you want to see what I'm going to present. Well, you have piqued my interest with the "bring this discussion to a screeching halt" comment - going to search soon. As you wish to wait - which I will respect - do not be surprised if you find a pm in your inbox shortly. Cheers.