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Old 17th May 2017
I believe in the "press conference lmi line up"method is the only way to go when selecting a mic for a sing your havent worked with before.

Line up about 5 or 6 mic's

Your best guess mic's + some other possibles

Then shoot them out blind.

The real trick is speed and not wearing the signer out with take after take. Just a few warm up runs through is all you can expect.

You may also have to manage the artists expectation if the mic chosen as best isn't the coolest "pop video" looking one.

It may be that one mic for the verses and another (with totally different compression) for loud choruses is the best solution.

You can also audition mic pre's but again super fast patch bay changes make this go better.