from Sebastian, FL United States
Have you heard this:, "even if the vocalist sounds good on a $30 radio shack mic in the studio, then USE IT!" This was one of those. It blew away the M179, PR-35, SM27, and DPA S.D.C. (DPA picked the room). So basically it killed $2,000 worth of mic for our vocalist. The Audix VX5 was almost the same sounding if you want a comparison. Great in the studio on snare bottom. Careful if you have a powerful vocal though, it will distort the mic. Have them back off of it 5 inches. Live: I've used it on guitar cabs and as single overhead. Both sound good. If it's a dark cab, stick to a mic that boosts presence though. Throw the SM57 away. I actually don't like 57's. I always use the M179 or the CO1 on guitars now. So, the CO1 sounds boring because it has a pretty flat response and you get out what you put in. The M179 hypes things like crazy in comparison. Studio: liquid pre into pro tools HD, live: Crest Audio board and M7CL. Try it on live vocals, too. It's wonderful.