I want to buy a K2 for my bedroom setup to record male vocals.

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Yes. It doesn't take much computer power by today's standards to record a few tracks of audio. And the Focusrite is a competent interface. You could probably get just as good a result with a mic half the price though. Above a certain price level mics might sound different, but not really 'better'.

Have you got a really nice-sounding room to record in? That makes a lot of difference.

  • I have normal room and have not done anything to make it more suitable for recording, in the future I do plan to as now I am only starting to get serious. I was looking to get a Rode NT1 but then came across the K2 and now wanted to get this but since I am new I am quite confused, I read online that I need a 'pre amp gate' or I would get a lot of noise I am not sure what this means. Also apparently a tube Mic needs the tube replaced often? Commented Feb 3, 2021 at 23:27
  • There is no automatic need for a noise gate. Or for frequent tube replacement. But I think the NT1 would be a better choice for you at present.
    – Laurence
    Commented Feb 3, 2021 at 23:40
  • Thank you, I have a medium voice but do go slightly low sometimes but not with much bass would you recommend the NT1 or NT1a? Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 0:20
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    To be honest, if you want to warm up your voice. I'd suggest working close to a SM58 first. I expect you can borrow one to try, there's lots around! (But beware of fakes.)
    – Laurence
    Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 2:03

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