Is It Even 5x Better?
If you know me, then you know Iâ€™m not into expensive studio equipment.
Is it because I canâ€™t afford it?
Well originally, when I was starting out, that was the biggest factor. I was a broke student working my way through school.
But these days I actually can afford all that expensive gear, and yet I still donâ€™t buy things like $1000 microphones.
Letâ€™s Be Honest For A Moment
Why? Because I canâ€™t really justify spending 10x the money on something that really isnâ€™t 10x better than its $100 counterpart.
Letâ€™s cut through the silliness and be honest for a minute. There are two inherent reasons why we think that $1000 microphones should sound better than $100 microphones.
One, we see many of the worldâ€™s top producers and engineers using them (and much more expensive mics too) and they get really great results.
Two, we all suffer from what I call Brand Snobbery, which is a condition where you are brainwashed into thinking you always get what you pay for, and that some brands are inherently â€œbetterâ€ than other brands.
Be honest, if it werenâ€™t for those two reasons, most of us would never even consider spending $1000 on a microphone when we could get one that does the exact same thing for one tenth the cost.
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