This thread got me curious about trying out different vocal mics:
Since I have a pristine Sure Beta 52a kick drum mic in my possession that hasn’t seen action for many years, I decided to give it a go on vocals.
I figured that since it is a large diaphragm dynamic mic with a super-cardiod pickup pattern, in some ways similar to the SM7b, the RE20 and other “broadcast” mics, I thought it might work on vocals in a similar way.
Here is a clip I just tracked last night. Apart from a high pass filter on the mic preamp, this has no other eq processing - just some compression for dynamic control:
…think I might have found a new go-to vocal mic in the most unlikely place!