Yea it’s the Slate mics, exactly, very linear flat and then plugins. Gonna think this over in coming months. The bluebird mic sounded nice in a video I saw, was thinking it would be one of those crazy expensive ones, but is sub 300. The mic game is right up with glass w photography there is just crazy expense, with all mics under a grand being called ‘budget’ mics. Audio stuff is def a range of prices with stuff ha. The good thing is you really only need 1 good mic and can be had for reasonable amount.
I’ve seen the heinbach channel I watch a lot of the tubes and he has some pretty cool ideas and sounds he achieves and things for sure and I’ve found to be interesting and not annoying or offputting for sure. It’s interesting how he makes use of the test equipment and things. I don’t know how folks have room and abilities to follow these dreams but Im glad they find a way and hope to be able to myself. Not racks of test equipment gear per se ha but still it’s pretty crazy. I saw one young guy on youtube with like a dream setup and I was like how do folks do this and another guy I started watching a while back with no subs or viewers at all and I thought to myself this guy is quite talented being able to solder and build lil things and has cool DIY aesthetic and ethos and stuff and now he’s got a massive setup.
I may look into this Slate deal eventually. Also see they are doing an “xbox game pass” type of model wherein a monthly subscription gets access to all the plugins and tutorials and things. I generally haven’t warmed to say the least to the current subscription models and other things with software that one would buy, but in this netflix-ish context seems like something to check out once having married to computer and DAW etc. Regardless, the mics seem like cool concept, not really “emulation” per se, but plugins etc. There are more pricey mics that also are touting this ability.
Cheers and happy creating, def get an SM57 for some percussion etc, it’s a standard, it’s great for that, and it’s classic and affordable, does the trick for that stuff, just not made for vox and other stuff etc.