Sorry, missed your question...miketurn wrote:Hey guys, wow love to see the interactions that are going on here, I have read through the posts quickly, once I can read through them with a little more focus, I will respond more properly.
Crazy little tidbit I came across, the Aston Microphones you mentioned are actually made by the two founders who started sE Electronics which I coincidentally mentioned one of their mics in my original post. Both of these UK companies get great reviews. As I mentioned was there a reason you prefer the Spirit over the Origin other than it has the multi pattern option? Thank again for your recommendation, I am still looking into them.
I found the Spirit had a richer warmer low end than the Origin, when compared directly on my voice.
Also the Spirit offers a 20dB pad as well as 10dB which is nice when close micing drums. They sound fat on toms! (Incidentally, a plus point for both mics: that grill means i don't worry about them taking stray hits!)
Mostly the polar patterns however: the Spirits sound great as a omni pair, or in figure 8 as a blumlein pair.
Obviously that's not so important if you just want a vocal mic. The Origin will do a good job on most voices, but for a bass or baritone I would lean towards the Spirit.