My new Rode NT1-A condenser microphone arrived today—very exciting! It came complete with everything I need: shock mount, integrated pop filter and high-quality XLR cable. It works okay with my existing desktop mic stand; but is just on the edge of balancing and needs a bit more counterweight. I need to figure out what to use for the counterweight and how to attach it to the mic stand without being too hoky.
The mic works very well with my Mackie 1202-VLZ3 mixer and I was up and running in no time. My voice, however, needs some serious work before it’s ready for public consumption. It has been a long time since I was in choir and was practicing several time a week plus having private vocal lessons. Your voice is a muscle and mine has gotten pretty flabby. I need to start doing vocal exercises every day, recording them and forcing myself to listen to them back again.
Living alone and being rather socially isolated I don’t even speak very much. If I didn’t speak to my dog, Ricky, I could go days without saying a single word.