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Old 18th May 2018
Gear Maniac

Originally Posted by staley View Post
Thanks for the reply Matt. I've heard similar things about the Rode NT1 being harsh in the highs, though I've always had good results on my voice and acoustic guitar. I preferred the Rode to a Neumann TLM-103 on my vocals at home. I don't have much experience with other condensers, but I had the chance to sing though either a u67 or u87 at a pro studio once which sounded great.

I'm recording singer-songwriter material which covers a variety of styles, but the instruments and production most closely resemble John Mayer and Jason Mraz for reference. I've been a musician and home studio recording engineer for 10 years.
As a musician, you're going to prefer the sound of the Neve. On top of that, your mix will go to the mastering studio sounding more like a record. If you really want to kick it up a notch, buy a used Presonus ADL 600 tube preamp, record, and send the mix off to the mastering studio.