|The NT1A plucked from its case.|
It normally lives in the booth but it (and its twin) can be in the aluminum case marked "Input Transducers." Yes, it's a poor-man's Neuman U87. There's no pad switch. There's no switch for polarity. It's always cardioid.
Which way to you talk into it? This is a question which you might ask. There's a little gold button which indicates the "front" of the mic that should face your mouth.
|The golden button marks the place where the singing goes.|
|There's no reason to feel you need to mount this rightside up. Upside down is perfectly acceptable.|
|But do make sure you've put the pop filter in front of the mic.|
Also, I frequently back the mic with one of those ubiquitous pieces of foam we have lying around. It helps deaden the booth just a bit.
There are two blue mic cables draped into the voiceover booth (what we like to call the Tardis). And look! They're conveniently labeled for your dining and dancing pleasure. Let's use the one labeled "MIC 1".
|Patch bay and left channel of preamp.|
Lastwise is the settings on the A/D converter.