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focusrite ISA 428...bad preamp???
Old 16th June 2010
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Originally Posted by mdf25 View Post
Hmmmm, what would you recommend to be a good mic for vocals (apart from the Neumann ones they are way too expensive for now) I can go anywhere in the region of £400-£600 if I get two pres and anywhere up from £1000 - £1200 if I get the one pre.
My calculations say that 600 pounds in about $900 canadian. That will easily get you a used tlm103(I find the negative reviews on this as reliable as the reviews on the ISA). I also like the re-20 for vocals. I recorded tons of vocalists with just those 2 mics for years.

thethrillfactor For an option in the clean/colored mic pre camp you should look into a Matrix Audio TO-2:


It sounds bigger and more euphonic than the 428 but it still sits in that clean-colored category.
Where can you buy this? I couldn't find anything other then this review you posted on line.
Old 16th June 2010
Originally Posted by paul999 View Post

Where can you buy this? I couldn't find anything other then this review you posted on line.
You can get them directly from Jim Kaye himself:

And the cool thing is he will let you demo it for free(you just pay for the shipping if you decide to keep it or not) so you can try it for yourself in your own studio.
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