"Thank you for your thorough response. Your comments are very helpful.
I am thinking that to get the most out of the 103, I need to understand EQ and maybe compression a better, rather than trying to buy more expensive mics.
This Alexis's dad Rob. Thanks for writing back.
I was thinking of replacing my TLM103 with a 49, and I wanted your thoughts. I was in a rush because there was a sale yesterday at Guitar Center. The only unit they had was dented and…"
If you're mixing in headphones, and I don't recommend it unless you have to, the K240s are really, REALLY good for that.
The 7506 cans will bleed, but you have to have 'em CRANKED to make that happen...so, hopefully…"
"Dan, I have several pairs of the Sony 7506 headphones...have been using them for years and years...most studios I go into have them, or the AKG K240 (but I don't see them as often ). Both are excellent in terms of sound reproduction. The K240s…"
Just taking a peek at the tech docs for the 003 family, and it looks like the SPDIF I/O can handle 96k/24bit audio...that should be a bit of good news. 003 Racks have been going pretty cheap lately...well, relatively cheap anyway.
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I was thinking of replacing my TLM103 with a 49, and I wanted your thoughts. I was in a rush because there was a sale yesterday at Guitar Center. The only unit they had was dented and scratched so I passed.
Also I noticed you use a Rode NTG3, I was thinking about that as well and wanted to see what you thought of it.
Mike: Read your post on technotes. Need your personal email to write you off this board. I work in Europe too and on April 5 night I do a webinar through Voiceoverxtra, part of the series on me they sponsor, with subject "Working Worldwide." I want to talk with you and would like to quote you in my webinar. ISDN in hotel rooms? Amsterdam! I have not been there altho extensive European and S. American experiences. Let's communicate. firstname.lastname@example.org-- www.voicesvoices.com
Thanks for your advice on the NTG-3, Mike! I still have not pulled the trigger, so your advice is still timely. It's still between the 416, NTG-3, or a Sanken CS-1. I'm not in a hurry at this point, looking at 2010 for this purchase. BTW, I noticed in the comments section of the youtube vid that one VO claimed that the 416 "cuts through" a lot better than the NTG-3. I'm not sure I agree from hearing the raw video, I wonder how they'd sound behind music. The main reason I'm considering a shotgun type mic is for the ability to cut through a mix.
FYI, I just bought a Studio Projects CS5 for about $325, and so far I'm loving it. Another talent I respect says that he recently recorded on a CS5 from his home studio to update a tag he recorded for Disney, and it perfectly matched the U87 that was originally used. I also am getting in a Mike Joly-modded MXL 909 any day now that I am very curious to check out.
Anyhow, thanks for your reply, Mike! It definitely was not too late.
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