jazz, rock, funk, fusion and gospel on tenor, alto and soprano
I did some recording in a local studio where I was hired to play some bass guitar tracks. The producer/engineer was using the Shure KSM44a for just about everything, including vocals, guitar and a drum set overhead. I wasn’t hired to play saxophone at this particular session so I never got to hear my saxophone through that mic. But the engineer tells me he would put this mic up against anything, especially for saxophone, vocals and guitar. He said he has a U87 and he prefers the Shure. He showed me the U87 so I know he really has one. Does anyone have any experience recording saxophone with the KSM44a? A thousand dollars is a lot of money, but if it can give me sound quality comparable to the $4,000+ U87, it is probably worth it. Has anyone compared the KSM to any lesser expensive alternatives? I have an RE20 which is fantastic for live performing but I think a large diaphragm condenser will warm things up a bit. I have an AKG C214 but I prefer the RE20. I am guessing the Shure will probably blow away anything in the price range?