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Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Divo, May 9, 2003.

  1. Divo

    Divo Member

    I need to find a decent studio vocal mic with switchable polar pattern and roll off for under $600.00 USD.I have looked at the Cad range, the Rode range and Audio-technica but I am a bit dubious about all of them. Can anyonbe help me find a little pot of gold?
     
  2. Take a look at the Studio Projects mics. They have a tube mic for under $600. Doc
     
  3. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Divo,

    The audiotechnica stuff is excellent. Absolutely clear and clean, with a great sound. You could just go and buy any of their large diaphragm models and I promise you'll be thrilled. Or see if your local dealer will let you take a few different mikes to try, with the understanding that you'll keep only one and return the rest. That's what I did - the audiotechnica 4033 beat all others hands down, including an AKG 414 [for my cello, anyway] so that's the one I kept. This was several years ago, and now the 4033 is pretty much all I use for everything.

    --Ethan
     
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I second what Ethan says about the ATM 4033 however it does not have switchable patterns. I have had a pair of 4033's for 7 or 8 years now and they are great mics. Divo, you don't need to be concerned about buying ATM products. They are very well built and the company is very reputable and provides excellent customer service. The AT 4050 has switchable omnii, figure 8 and cardioid patterns and a 12dB hpf at 80 Hz. $500 with a shock mount. Kurt
     
  5. I didn't realize the 4050 was that cheap. My old buddy George had one and we used it for lots of stuff, sounded very "true".
    Just got my SP B-1 condensers. I can't wait to put them through the paces. Doc
     
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Doc,
    I may be mistaken about the price. I should have said 500 to 1000 The facts come from a Rycote CDrom I have with mic facts.. Kurt
     
  7. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    The first one I bought I paid $600. The other two were something like $1050.

    Yes, At4050 is a monster! I use it daily!!
     
  8. Did some quick research Kurt,

    "Congratulations! You have just received the guaranteed lowest price for
    the AUD AT4050 SM from ...

    Item Number: AUD AT4050 SM
    Description: Audio-Technica AT4050 Studio Mic with AT8449 Shock Mount

    Our Price: $479.97"

    Not a bad price for a great mic (if anybody wants to find this price check the big online retailers, it's one of them).
    Doc
     
  9. Divo

    Divo Member

    I will be checking out the Audio technics mics this Friday.

    Thanks Guys..
     
  10. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Doc;
    I wouldn't mind at all if you posted that link! :D Kurt
     
  11. Ok, I will give you a hint. The website has the initials "ams" and ".com" in the title. :D Doc
     

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