I will have some samples online with a week or two. We did the lead vox for two songs on our upcoming 6-song EP/Demo with my SM7B. Of course, the singing is pretty poor so that might make it hard to evaluate the mic... Because of studio logistics, we did a bunch of the lead vocals with a Telefunken R-F-T 16 through an API A2D. The others were an SM7B through an ADL 600. I'm thinking we got the mic/pre pairings exactly wrong, but again it is a matter of logistics, not choice. The SM7B sounds fine through the ADL 600, but both pieces have a rather round, creamy quality to my ears. I think the Shure would really excel with the BITE of the API. It might be kind of simplistic thinking to say that you want to match mics and pres by opposing, not same-y, characteristics, but I think there is some sense to it... I'm a pretty bush recordist myself, but I will alert when some of these SM7B tracks are available online, if this thread still has any bounce left in it.
yeah there are lotsa examples out there - chillis (blood sugar), a few muse tracks off their 2nd last record (the good one!), kings of leon, some white stripes....its a cool mic coz you can vibe to the song and hold onto it and its quiet as a mouse and it always sounds good! (maybe not the BEST but always GOOD).
...oh yeah Wilco too......man i am sure there are many more examples but going from Thriller to Muse to Soul To Squeeze is a pretty versatile mic (and part of the sound of quite a few BIG selling records!)! get one for sure.....i'm sure you'll be happy with it!
There's videos out there of MJ using it in the studio and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, it seems to be very versatile. My friend did his entire record with that thru an LA610 as well. i am using it for the first time on vox tomorrow night. Very cool and rugged for the price.