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Would you recommend the AT4040 for Rapper/Singer?
Old 27th March 2012
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Would you recommend the AT4040 for Rapper/Singer?

I want to set up a very basic studio in my room, nothing extreme, just good enough to create listenable quality music for my mix tape. It will be used for hip hop and r&b.

I'm probably going to use the Focusrite SAFFIRE 6 USB audio interface. I'll be producing, singing and rapping and will be using Reason to record.


So, would you recommend the AT4040 for recording? Like I said, this is just for my first hip hop mixtape, it doesn't need to be album quality. And also, would you recommend a better preamp or is that ok?


Sorry if my post seems clueless, I'm still new to all of this.
Old 27th March 2012
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AT4040 is a favorite of mine. You WILL have album quality.
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Nice mics, cheap too.
Old 27th March 2012
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IMHO it's a very nice vocal mic, but the MXL 2003a (or CR24), sounds quite similar for less $$.

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Old 27th March 2012
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thx for the replies

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Originally Posted by chessparov View Post
IMHO it's a very nice vocal mic, but the MXL 2003a (or CR24), sounds quite similar for less $$.

Chris
I've read a few bad things about MXL's which is why i was skeptical, but the CR-24 seems quite impressive from what I'm reading/hearing. Just wondering will it be suitable for rap and r&b singing.
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AT4040 is a good mic, try it before you buy it for vocals though. It doesn't work for everyone, probably not my first choice for rap vocals. On a tight budget look into the SM 57/58 and some other dynamics. If you have a powerful voice you might get better results from one of those. Maybe a budget ribbon like Nady RSM 8 (uses phantom power, stronger signal than some of the budget "passives").
Old 28th March 2012
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The 4040 is a great mic and as long as the artist has good mic technique it should be a fine pairing.
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