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MIC AND PREAMP QUESTION!!! Condenser Microphones
Old 27th August 2007
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MIC AND PREAMP QUESTION!!!

I know that everything is subjective and that different people like different things. But if I wanted a proven fantastic Microphone and Pre-amp pair, what would it be?? Useing to mostly record vocals and acoustical inst. (guitar, piano, etc) Any input would be appreciated!
Old 27th August 2007
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for me, that's a Bock Audio Designs 251 and a Great River MP-2NV.
excellent combo.

but as you stated, it's extremely subjective!


happy hunting!
~j.d.
Old 27th August 2007
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SM57 and a Behringer 8 channel mixer should do the trick.


Or, you could use the Search feature on the forum.


There is no universal 'best'. Everyone has different tastes -- clean, coloured, vintage, mids-forward, tubey, etc etc. Your tastes will affect your decision. Go to a good store in your area and rent a few options and let your ears decide.
Old 28th August 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdjustice View Post
for me, that's a Bock Audio Designs 251 and a Great River MP-2NV.
excellent combo.

but as you stated, it's extremely subjective!


happy hunting!
~j.d.
Oooooooh.....

That's a good one.

I'll take two.

To the original poster:

Make up your mind yourself. Until you're able to do so, buy any mic and pre over $1k each if you have the means. Whatever they are, a bunch of posters will tell you they're the Cat's meow, and a bunch will tell you that you should have bought brand X instead.

The search function is great. You might also try (in ascending order of effectiveness):

1)Reading random user opinions,
2)Listening to online shootouts,
3)Auditioning gear at your local dealership,
4)Taking said gear to your own studio to audition it,
5)Doing hundreds of sessions at dozens of studios with a variety of artists,

Good luck!
Old 28th August 2007
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Unless it's some kind of huge emergency, try not using all caps and exclamation points in your title. There's nothing urgent or original about this post. That being said there are hundreds of mic/pre combos that are fantastic.
Old 28th August 2007
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My goodness...I guess people have nothing better to do than to be mean.
Old 28th August 2007
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All new (non-vintage) combos

For vocal
Wagner 47 + Tele V72
ELAM/Korby/Tele 251 + Martech pre

Acoustic instruments, choirs, orchestras
Brauner VM1 + Gordon/ DACS
Old 28th August 2007
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For acoustic instruments (piano, guitar, percussion...) I preferr Marek Design VS2 + V76.

For vocals I can`t say that there is one combination. I always try to hear what mic/mic-pre combination fits with the singer. You can`t go wrong with a U87.
Old 28th August 2007
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Heard some pretty good stuff about a Pearlman TM-1 and an A Designs Pacifica.
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