Earthworks. I've used the sr30's and once a pair of omni's that belong to a friend, and these are not mics that i would choose to work without... So i didn't see how many views you have now, but that's one suggestion.
I'm missing Schoeps in your locker (for the classical stuff): You might want a Schoeps MK2 if you're doing classical music on location, and a pair of MK4 anyway - good for anything.
Neumann KM84, like others said - or if you can get them, a pair of vintage KM54? (for which I don't know the price though. Seems a matter of chance).
it might be good to get a 2nd of a mic you find very useful, either the u89 or u195 then you record more stuff and in stereo too! a royer sf12 or pair or coles 4038 would be great. a fet47 is great. km84s would be great.... or just get 1 really primo mic like a u67 or Sm69....
I see a lot of people recommending KM84's/184's while he already has the Josephson 42's. Do you guys see THAT much difference between those, where it would be so pressing to add one if you already have the other?
Just curious...I'm buying one or the other myself sooon.
Thanks so much for all the suggestions - the Royer idea is interesting - I was also wondering about another pair of SDC's, but I don't think the Neumann’s are too appealing as SDC's. Other ideas on SDC's??
Also, I think I am set for LDC's and tubes - in fact I was even thinking of getting rid of the Neumann147?? We'll see?
That's a nice looking mic locker. What I see as the hole is the lack of pairs for stereo. A pair of 121s would be a very versatile addition. Another possibility would be to add another one of the mics you already have.
I'm just a blossoming gearslut, but with the kind of collection you already have I'm surprised you don't have 2 or 3 Senn 421's-Toms, Kick, Guitar/Bass cabs and more-indispensable tools IM humble little O.
That's a very respectable mic cabinet. There are some popular omissions, but I dare say that you could cover everything with those mics. The only thing I saw was that you really don't have one of the standard kick mics, and those are pretty cheap by comparison. Something in the D112, M88, RE20 camp would fit the bill.
Nonetheless, I wouldn't worry to much unless you just have money burning a hole in your pocket.
That's cause you are done! You can cover most anything with that collection.
But if you are the only full studio...
SF24 (or SF12)
David has a point! Still, there are a couple gaps and some good suggestions I've seen here already.
I agree with the recommendation for a pair of Schoeps, but you could save a few $$ and go with a pair of Gefell M300's instead to fill the great SDC pair gap. I LOVE my M300!
You could use a BIG LDC,............. somebodies Brauner VM1 suggestion could be good though that is starting to exceed your stated budget. How about a Soundelux e49 or e250 to keep it at or closer to the $5K. All those I have experience with and think they would add to your collection.
I don't like to quote "other people's opinions" as a rule but if I was gonna spend $5K it would be either the Horch of the Gefell UM75. You mentuioned that you would like to add three or four so I figured that might not be for you.