recording a band live

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  1. crapface

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    hi i need to know what kind of microphone is good for recording a concert. i would like to get a stereo pair of microphones and get a battery powered phantom power suply and plug that into my video camera. i would like the microphone to be good quality and not get distored if the music is realy loud in the place that i am recording at and i don't have that much money so i would like to get them for $100 or less. I could rent the equiptment but i would be using it all the time so it would be better to buy it. and would it be better to spend $280 to get an XLR adapter that is made for a video camera that has phantom power or to get a 2ch. phantom power suply and get an adapter to plug that into a 1/8" input on my camera for about $50? the only difference that i can see (i've never tried any of them) is that the one that is made for a camera has volume control and the phantom power suply doesn't. i can adjust the input volume on my camera so would that make that big of a diference?
  2. Chance

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    Have you thought about taking a live feed off of the board ?
  3. crapface

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    i record alot of different things and when i can i take a live feed off the board but i can't do it all of the time
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    That's a pretty dern low price point.
    One option would be a pair of omnis spaced about 27" apart. Behringer ECM8000 is in your price range. I use them all the time for room mics and have recorded a choir with them in a pinch.

    At the camera end, I'd be inclined to get a small mixer.
    A Behringer EURORACK UB802 will go for about $50. It uses a wall wart, so if you want battery power it should be pretty easy to DIY a battery pack together.

    I'm not a fan of Behringer gear, but if you want to push the cost envelope that low, there aren't a lot of options.

    There are a few small diaphragm condensors in the $50 range. I don't have experience with any of them.
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    The problem with that is (condenser mic) you will need power, unless you get one that will accept a battery. If you are doing a live thing, mobility is probably a benifit as you don't want to drag cables around
  6. crapface

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    thanks what would be a good battery powered microphone? and would it be better to save up more money and get more expensive microphones?
  7. If the music is really loud, you'll need some kind of pad on the mic. Do yourself a favour and rent a few setups and see what works. The budget you are talking about is about what it would cost to rent a decent setup.
  8. Calgary

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    These are on OK general purpose "stage and studio" condenser mic with battery power for under $200:
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--AKGC1000S
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