Looking for a good mic + pre amp


I am a bedroom producer + singer and I’m working on my first album ever, It’s for a modern electronic music / RNB album. What mics do you think I should buy just to try out at home and what mic pre amp should I get?

At the moment I can’t afford buying a mic for 10k like the ultimate pro mics, but maybe you could recommend me a few around 1k, 2k or 3k?

So far I’m thinking about trying these:

  1. Warm Audio WA-CX12
  2. Warm Audio WA-8000
  3. Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
  4. Neumann TLM 193
  5. Neumann TLM 103
  6. Neumann U87 Ai

Let me know if you think I should add any mic’s to my list or take any of them away.

And what mic pre amp should I get? I was thinking of using the Heritage Audio Successor as a mic pre amp for testing the mic’s, but maybe you have a better idea? I know these classic Tube Tech etc. sounds amazing but I’m not there yet financially.

If you have recorded with one of these mics or with a mic+pre amp that should be on my list then please post a link so I can check out how it sounds on our recording.


Maybe the Telefunken TF39 or Warm Audio WA-251 should take another mic’s place?