S@HDadRecs 05/04/2015

The T.bone SCT800 : S@HDadRecs's user review

« A great mic that does it job well »
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Value For Money : Excellent Audience: Anyone
The folks over at T-Bone have truly provided users with the ability to get some awesome sound at a fraction of the cost. I'm going to go ahead and show all my cards and fully disclose that I am not a fan of tube microphones. This microphone was gift to me and I was unaware at the time that I was admiring it that my wife would purchase it for me. Long story short, I ended up loving the mic. I've recorded so many vocals with it and it holds up just as strong as the day that I got it.

With me doing more recordings of spoken word and soul/jazzy singers, this mic is perfect. There is, I must say, a bit of noise that, if you don't have an interface with good A/D converters, could cause you some troubles during a session. Which is why I recommend springing for a good converter to compliment this microphone. I can personally attest to the SPL Crimson. It's amazing in combination with home studio mics like the SCT 800.

Comparing it to the Sennsheimer MK4 that is my go to budget microphone, the SCT holds stronger than some would like to give it credit for. It doesn't have as much upper frequency sheen as the MK4, but it still holds strong.

The cons of tube mics are always that you have to have tube management. But knowing this, aside from a bit of noise, I give this mic 4 out of 5 home studio stars.:bravo:

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