“How much should I spend on X pre-amp/mic/plugin/compressor?”
This is one of the eternal questions that plague the modern recording engineer. Some swear up and down that their thousands are well spent on high-grade components and engineering while others make do with cheaper products.
The brutality honest Glenn Fricker, of Spectre Sound Studios, mic’d up a drum kit and swapped out the snare mic 10 times. He demos mics that fit all budget types, ranging from $14 to $419!
Can you tell them apart?