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    AT 4033a vs. Shure KSM27

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    Looking for a condenser mic for vocals. Going to be used with a female singer, medium to lower style voice. Which of these two would you recommend? I can get them both used for roughly the same price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by battery198 View Post
    Looking for a condensor mic for vocals. Going to be used with a female singer, medium to lower style voice. Which of these two would you recommend? I can get them both used for roughly the same price.
    I have experience with the AT4033 but not the Shure KSM27. The 4033 is excellent for many male vocalists but I haven't found it to be as impressive with female voices. It tends to add a mildly distorted top end that comes across sounding warm on male vocals but sounds thin with female vocals.

    My first choice for women of the mics I have in that price range is a SM7 or Baby Bottle.

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    Both good mics.

    Take your pick.

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    Ok,
    So the shure might be better? That one comes with a shockmount and case too, the AT does not.

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    Personally, I'd go for the AT4033....but I have never tried the Shure. I own the AT4033.

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    i've used the ksm27, and wasn't all that impressed

    i own the 4033, and love it

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    I find the 4033 tends to be a little bright for most female voices. The AT4040 would be a better choice.

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    Personally ... I tend to think that any mic that has the 5-6K bump ... can be a bit to much for most female vocals.

    Most female voices don't need any help in that range, and it can come out kind of harsh at times.

    The 12K bump, on the other hand, is just fine for female vocals ... most of the time (although can present sibilance issues from time to time).

    The thing is ... both of those mics can be aggressive in the midrange. Great for male vocals, usually, but can be problematic for the ladies.

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