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Complimentary mic to Phanthera and KMS 105? Ribbon Microphones
Old 3rd March 2018
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Complimentary mic to Phanthera and KMS 105?

Looking to add another vocal mic to compliment these two.. Trying to keep it under $2k.. Thinking something vintage like a c414, or maybe a ribbon like AEA N8 or Royer R-101..

I have a pair of Forces and Venturas for pres. Comps are a pair of Distressors and I'm about to get a Nu Mu or Nail.. Other mics are stereo pair of Tfunk M60s, 3x Tfunk M81s, a Tfunk M80 and M82..

I record everything from rap to country to voice overs.
Basically, I want to cover as much of the spectrum as possible now, then add a high end centerpiece mic in 1-2 years.. I feel like the Phanthera and KMS are both pretty versatile and cover a lot ground, but they are both on the modern side and there is overlap between them. KMS can kind of do vintage with the Distressor and Ventura, but it feels a little contrived. Phanthera is highly detailed and 3D with a noticable texture that can be aggressive or pleasant (depending on the source/pre). Cuts through anything, where the KMS is more subtle..

If you see a glaring weakness that I don't have covered, please point it out. Keep in mind I will be adding 1 more vocal mic in the future.. A good combo would be appreciated.

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