I tried posting this on the regular VU forum but only got one response (Thanks Caryn!). I understand that when it comes to equipment, the guys are the ones that typically get more passionate, but I'd really like some female feedback if you can just indulge me for a bit. Whenever I post something in the regular forum, only the guys reply and it winds up being a shootout between themselves as to who has the biggest...............mic. ;) My question rarely gets answered because they get so bent on being right among themselves......
Anyway, below is the post. I'm not asking for top secret info here. :)
Ok so.....I'm in the market for a new mic and possible preamp/processor. But whenever I post a tech-related question, I get all the guys answering! (no offense, guys :) As we all know, male and female voices differ greatly, and I would really like to hear what some of you ladies have equipment wise. I understand that even within our gender our voices vary quite a bit, but I think it would help narrow things down a little more for me.
Right now I have the workhorse.....the classic RE-20. I've done very well with this mic, but it's really for broadcast AND it's time in my career for an upgrade. The RE-20 goes into my 8-channel Behringer mixer, which in turn goes into my Dell laptop where i have Cool Edit (the old version of Adobe Audition) installed as my trusty software. As a mobile setup I still use the RE-20 mic, which goes into my M-Box mini and into the Dell laptop again, but because the M-box serves as the mixer/preamp and ONLY works with Pro Tools, I reluctantly use that for my recording software when I'm on the road.
So, if any females would care to share what they use on the following, I would appreciate it. If you have a mobile setup, please include that stuff too and let me know it's mobile.
- MAC or PC?
If you're uneasy about divulging everything above, then just the mic and processor/preamp are the things that i'm most interested in.