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Old 16th November 2009
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Originally Posted by gregory View Post
but in general I find it hard to believe that the 5-7K usd mics into the mackie would be more of an improvement over a TM1 and a great vocal channel. But who knows? I do believe the mic is the most critical part of the front end.
Dude you will be shocked how much better your sound will be once you get a high end mic pre.

I also think the mic is the most important part of the equation, but a crappy pre won't do a nice mic justice. You can run a Ferrari on watered down low-octane fuel, but you can't expect good results, right?

get a good pre for your 4050, then when your bank account merits, get a high end mic.

I'd rather have an api 312 with a 4050 than a Mackie pre with a $5000 microphone.