M-Audio Nova : theaudioandvideoguy's user review
I was using the Nova by M audio back in 09 and have been having my eye on it from about 2007. I just didn’t want to crack down and spend the money to actually get it but after I finally broke down and spent the money I was glad that I decided to spend it. It is a large diaphragm condenser mic that we where using in the studio. I actually tried using it at home and really didn’t like the way that it was sounding at the time because my home set up back in 2009 wasn’t equipped for it and I had no room treatments. If I had this mic at home now it would probably sound so much better because I have a dedicated recording room in my basement with padding on the walls to really help with the sound and provide overall better quality. So back in 2009 I decided to take this mic to the larger studio across town and just use it there. When used in a real acoustic environment the M Audio Nova really will give you a great quality recording and it will shine its best in that situation. I have also heard people say that they have used this mic in live settings which I don’t recommend because it’s a much better studio mic than it is anything else.
After using it for a year in the main studio, we decided to start using a different set up so this mic kind of got pushed to the side. Though we do still have it and probably will keep it for a back up mic. But the price of this mic is really appealing and if you find one used I can only imagin how cheap the price will be so it will be worth the price now. Also, I am not too sure if they are actually still making and manufacturing this mic so you may have to purchase it used. But either way its worth it.