I had some confusion that I hoped some sound experts could help me out with. I have the Rode NTK mic which is a tube mic. In the past I have heard that plugging a tube mic into a tube preamp would create too much noise.
I was considering buying an Avalon VT737 Preamp because up til now I\'ve been using the Rode power supply(that came with the mic) with a Presonus Bluemax compressor. The results seem crisp and clean, but I\'d like to achieve top notch voice-over quality and I\'ve heard good things about the Avalon. With my present setup I haven\'t been able to achieve that \"up close and personal\" sound that you hear on so many national commercials.
The real question is:
Is it a no-no to use a tube mic with a tube compressor? The NTK seems surprisingly quiet so I\'m not sure which direction to go.
Better yet, can anyone who owns an NTK recommend a preamp which would be a perfect match for the it (for voice-overs and vox)? Since the connector that connects the mic to the Rode power supply is a proprietary cable, I\'m guessing that I can\'t bypass the Rode supply altogether.
Thanks in advance for any tips/suggestions