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I'm looking for a mic, preamp, and compressor, for $6500 total. The material these will be used for will be exclusively for male rock singing, with dynamics ranging from whispers to screams. I don't desire transparency since my digital console provides that. The base frequencies are not very important, but I want moderate richness/smoothness in the mids, and a nice airy/sparkly top. I'm seeking opinions because I will be buying the triad to be used with each other n' so I want the most harmonious pairing. There's a lot of posts here about these components, but most all of them were discussions on the merits of the indidual piece. Thanks much.


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Pick-up a HHb series voice processor and maybe a CAD 77 or MXL V77s (Marshall) all under $1000...take the rest of the $ and vacation...rent the "big" stuff when the client can afford it...

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I use the BLUE Blueberry for most all vocals...find the right spot--and this is a spectacular mic

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I'd say a Neumann 103 or tube 147 and a TC Gold Channel and your're done and still have a good beer and Scotch budget left over. Or get another mic for the other channel.

I use one with a 149 tube mic and it is very nice. If you need a handheld, the KMS140/150 or 105. I've used the 140 live and it kicks.


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M149 and Focusrite Producer pack
M149 and Manley VoxBox

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Try this very low budget:
Shure KSM32 cardioid condenser
SPL Goldmike 2chann Valve preamp (great...)
Any dbx compressor....

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A little off topic reply: I had the Focusrite "producer pack" here. It failed after 3 hours (but sounded great during those 3 hours). Reminded me a little of my old British car the MGB. During the 2 years I owned the MGB I was able to drive it 6 months only - but what a glorious drive it was...


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Faeflora,

In addition to one of the following (M147, U87, C414, or C4000B)mic.'s, and some of the previous mic. pre-amps listed in the earlier posts (Focusrite "Producer Pack", TC Electronics "Gold Channel", & Manley "Vox Box"), check out the Avalon "VT737SP", & the new AMEK "CIB"("Channel In A Box")!

Quantum!

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