I have been looking at a whole slew of new mics, and then I put on Eric Clapton Unplugged, where his vocals were recorded with a 58 and it sounds great. Yes I know the expensive condenser mics sound better, but maybe I'm not using some of my gear up to it's potenial. What do you guys think?
p.s. Anyone know were there is some info on the Unplugged project?
Sometimes they re-record tracks on live albums in the studio (I've heard of one, which had nearly everything replaced...).
I don't know if this has been the case on the Clapton unplugged, but the vocal does sound about as nice as EC can do on the Unplugged (not too keen on his singing, personal opinion).
I recorded a track a while ago where I kept the guide vocals in the final version - the mic was a 58 (possibly a Beta 58, can't remember). Check it out at www.artistcollaboration.com/users/juppu/front2.html The song is called 'I never'. Check out any of the others for reference how the singer sounds on other mics. (Only Human, Sony C800 Tube mic, Na na na and Goodbye C2000, others U87. Preamps varied from the Digi 001 pre to the Amek 9098).