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dobroz
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Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by dobroz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:45 pm

I need to get a better mic. I have one condenser and one dynamic, neither very high quality. I want something that lends itself to a rich vocal quality, but something that might work well for a "natural" all-in-one recording for guitar and vocals at the same time, just informal sitting there playing for YT videos etc. All suggestions welcome!!

I suppose I might need to look at MicroWarmer or something too. VocalLive just doesn't sound too good to me right now, but I assume it's more my mics. Any youtube video recommendations on the subject would be great too. I'm going through the Lynda tutorials as well.

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by rkmonkey » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:42 pm

Shure sm58 or Sennheiser e835 work well. Both around $100. I have had the same sm58 for 30 years or so. I like Apogee mic but don't use it very often.

dobroz
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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by dobroz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:10 pm

Thanks.. checking it out :)

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by timmyg » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:11 pm

I use a studio projects C1 for everything except electric guitars. A truly awesome mic, IMO the best condenser on the market for the money.

It even makes my vocals sound good!

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by orangeoctane » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:13 pm

It would be helpful to know your budget, in order to recommend something appropriate =)

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by Bog music » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:44 am

My favourite is my Audio Technica AT4033a. They came out at £650 but you can pick them up for about £300.
I use it for most things - sometime paired with an AKG C2000 (£100) on accoustic instruments.
https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_a ... 4033a.html

If you are on a much tighter budget the AT2020 is pretty amazing value at about £75
https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb06/ ... at2020.htm

These all need phantom power of course which is why I went for the Roland Capture Duo EX when I got my ipad a couple of years ago. These days you can pick one up for £105!

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by Lip206 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:47 am

I for one hands down for the price and quality of microphone I would have to go with the rhode NT1A great on vocals every time I have some one in the studio they are always amazed by the clean sound

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by buzzardwhiskey » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:25 pm

The Avantone Audio CK-1 would probably be a good choice.

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Re: Recommend Your Best Mic

Post by TedBPhx » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:33 am

I'll second the AT2020 as an excellent budget mic.

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