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Handheld dynamic for vocals

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Danthomir, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Danthomir

    Danthomir Guest

    I'm looking for a dynamic mic for vocal recordings. I had acceptable results with an Sennheiser E835 in the past, and good results with an MD 422.
    There is, of course, the 58, but it feels a little... ehhmm... standard...
    How does it compare to the 422, the beta 57 or the evolution mics??
    I know the 57 can be cool, but I want something with an build-in windshield... maybe the Beta 57???

    The style I'm aiming at is [clean] pop/rock.

  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Audio Technica HE61...Audix OM5...Most of these will all be different flavors in comparison to what you've already tried.
  3. axel

    axel Guest

    i personally like the 57 for clean strong crisp, slightly agressive "in ya face vocs" specially rock, i know it's an standard mic, but used right... for me it works...
  4. Antho

    Antho Guest

    Like Davedogg, I would recommend (highly) the audix om2, and om5

    I bought two om2's not long ago, and they are very good.

    I've been using them on Vox, snare, and percussion, and I'm as happy if not happier than using an SM57. Different flavour, less harsh in general, a bit more true to the source perhaps? Which isn't always what you want :)
  5. Fruition2k

    Fruition2k Active Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    South Florida
    My absolute favorite is an Audix OM7, needs very little to sound great.
  6. Kswiss

    Kswiss Guest

    i like the Beta 57 and the Beta 58.... For certain vocals for me its tough to beat a beta 58......especially when the singer insists on hanging on to the mic....
  7. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    I have a KMS-105 that I like
  8. danfor-2

    danfor-2 Guest

    In Live/PA situations, I am loving the Beyerdynamic TGX-60 more and more each day.
    The KMS-105 is also nice, but its a condenser.

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