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Old 7th September 2011
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Microphone options $2000-3000US

Pretty simple question:-)
I'm gonna upgrade my vocal mic ( currently akg solid tube).

I tried the Manley reference cardiod and really liked it but I'm headed to the USA and thought I might try a few others.

Thanks
Old 7th September 2011
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Thought id mention my main vocal chain is aTG2 > distressor
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Since you're in Australia, have you considered Beesneez?


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Old 8th September 2011
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Yeah I'll check out :-)
I should mention I'm interested in valve mics so no u87.
Cheers
Old 8th September 2011
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Since you're in Australia you should definitely check out the BeesNeez, Ben is a great guy also.. both the Arabella or the Mahalia are great mics IME.

That said you should also check out the M92.1 S from Gefell (the cardioid version) or the Brauner Valvet X or the Josephson C715 (the 715 is not a tube mic though).. Serious contenders all different by each other, but for sure worthed to check out..

One of those might fit your voice better than some others, it really depends from the source..

Just my 0.02$,

Bests,

Cheu
Old 8th September 2011
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but I'm headed to the USA and thought I might try a few others.
Where in the US are you headed? There are several shops in the US where you can try all kinds of things. It might be a very good idea to bring some music with which you have intimate familiarity to sing over when you're trying the mics so you can get some form of "context" to what you're listening to.

Best of luck with the search.

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What Fletcher said, also it will come down to what the dealer has in stock that day. If possible bring your own headphones, helps to have a reference.
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Never hurts to get a u87
It did hurt my bank account ;-). But other than that, it didn't.
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Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
Where in the US are you headed? There are several shops in the US where you can try all kinds of things. It might be a very good idea to bring some music with which you have intimate familiarity to sing over when you're trying the mics so you can get some form of "context" to what you're listening to.

Best of luck with the search.

Peace
I'll be in LA and Nashville:-)
Which shops do you recommend I hit up?
I liked the Manley ref cardiod, it was def brighter than my akg solid tube.
Sounded like a great pop vocal mic which is what I'm after.
Cheers
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Personally, I wouldn't recommend dealing with any shop or gear dealer.

Maybe try out some different mics with them, but don't buy from them.

Why ? Because if you look on ebay for a 1 owner "used" mic you will pay $1000+ less for it and get exactly the same thing.

BTW, I am an anti-capitalist anarchist -- so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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