Okay, this is totally another newbie question.
If a mic preamp is a "tube" pre, that strictly refers to the type of amplification it provides, right, not that it's designed to be used with a "tube" mic. Am I right?
Also, another preamp/mic question. With tube Mics, is it necessary to have a tube power supply, or external power supply, other than that supplied by an interface or mixer (phantom power or 48v)?
Okay, I lied, one more newb question. I have a AKG C1000s I use for tracking guitars, I am trying to get a "warmer" sound, is a preamp the way to go? Also, I have a AT 3035 that I am tracking vocals with. If I use an external preamp, would this make the mic have a "better" sound? I realize this is a kind of loaded question, because preamps "color" the sound sometimes, so it's largely based on preference, but in general is an external mic pre going to help these two mics enough, or should I spring for a "better" mic?
Thanks for any help, I realize this is kind of an exstensive question.