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Impact of Preamp vs Impact of Mic

...the drums. But I have a buttload of mics from which to choose, from 87's to 451's to 4050's, 57's, RE20's, SM7's, 441's and 421's, 414's, TLM103, Sony's, Rodes, iSK's, old EV's, etc... I need all those mics, and want more. The preamps... meh. The ones I have work just fine. A few clean, a...

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Impact of Preamp vs Impact of Mic

...the fact that he's psychologically comfortable with the mic. We're hearing performance more than the sound of the mic. And the SM7 (the "b" wasn't introduced until 2001, 20 years after Thriller) is actually quite a nice vocal mic.

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SPL IRON mastering compressor by Brainworx

...Iron and Weiss) they are being marketed as mastering compressors. Really no different than comparing a SM57 to a SM7. They can do similar things yet each do some things better than the other even when one is 3x the price the other.

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Shure’s SM7 was introduced in 1976 and is available today as the SM7B. The mic began life as a broadcast microphone and was essentially a development on the earlier SM5 model. For the development of the SM7, Shure engineers were given the SM57 cartridge elements (Unidyne III) and asked, without restrictions on size or cost to essentially make it better.