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Old 26th June 2018
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Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
I don't think it would bring anything new to the table for you, since the KSM32 is, like your AT4040 a utilitarian medium-diaphragm condenser mic. It's voiced very similarly.
Having used both, I'd say, yeah sorta but not quite. The response graphs on the spec sheets actually show the difference I've experienced pretty accurately (first one is the KSM32, second is the 4040):

Shure KSM32 - like it, hate it, why?-screen-shot-2018-06-25-9.06.55-pm.png
Shure KSM32 - like it, hate it, why?-screen-shot-2018-06-25-9.07.05-pm.png

As the graphs suggest, the KSM32 in my experience has a bit more low/low-mid richness (though at the cost of some tightness), is slightly less forward in the midrange, and its presence peak is smoother, broader and higher.

For lead vocals, however, I don't like either of them. The KSM32 is a bit too scooped and the 4040 lacks warmth. They're both usable, but if you're looking for a vocal upgrade over the 4040, I think the KSM32 will give you a different flavor but probably leave you still looking for That Mic.
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Shure KSM32 - like it, hate it, why?-screen-shot-2018-06-25-9.06.55-pm.png   Shure KSM32 - like it, hate it, why?-screen-shot-2018-06-25-9.07.05-pm.png