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Old 01-22-2018, 03:33 PM
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Default I have a mbox 2 ...

I have a mbox 2 should i upgrade to the mbox 3 mini usb ...will i get better quality in my recordings....i have a rode nt1-a mic and a kaotic eyeball for it...

And whats a good upgrade mic under 500$
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: I have a mbox 2 ...

Nt1a is a great mic, I've produced several artists that sound great on it, I don't think you really need to upgrade your microphone if you have to ask about it. Just my 2 cents, there's nothing wrong with wanting to have decent gear.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: I have a mbox 2 ...

I pick this mic over my Neumann U87 quite often:


Versatile, built like a tank, affordable, and most importantly, sounds great.

Not a fan of the NT1-A. My opinion.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: I have a mbox 2 ...

My 2 cents; you need a better mic long before you need a better interface I also don't hold the NT1A in high regard. I think there are some much better mics available in the sub-$300 price range, including the Miktek MK300 and the MXL CR-89. Now a Michael Joly-modded NT1A is an excellent sounding mic, but the mod is over $300(it will compete fairly against a U87 after the mod).
MXL CR-89 advantage; very good sound and can be found for around $225
Miktek MK300 advantage; sounds great and has 3 patterns(in a good-sounding room, that can give some great options. I record acoustic guitars with an MK300 in figure 8, but I have a nicely treated acoustic tracking booth)
Modded NT1A advantage; sounds very close to a U87 for a comparative bargain

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