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handheld mic for baritone

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Freeform, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Freeform

    Freeform Guest

    Hey guys. Does anybody know of a good handheld mic for a classical bass/baritone to use. I would buy a Neumann KMS105 ideally, but it's not in the budget, so I'm thinking a Shure Beta 87. Any suggestions?
  2. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    I don't know, as I've never done it before, but I think a d112, or beta52, or re27, might do the job pretty ok.

  3. Guest

    i suppose you could try those that Steve suggested, but they'd be a little awkward to hold in your hand. Not to mention kind of funny looking. (Plus you'd need to be pumping some iron before using the RE20 as a hand-held...) :p
  4. Guest

    sorry - double post (couldn't find delete button)
  5. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    Ha Ha dog.jr. I wasn't sure what was meant. I am trying to imagine playing a baritone, and holding a mic of any size! You know what else might work well, would be a lavalier mic. ??

    I don't know. Perhaps we should clarify who will be holding this mic.
  6. Guest

    Steve -

    now you've really managed to confuse me. when he said a handheld mic for a classical bass/baritone, I naturally assumed he was talking about a vocalist.

    are you implying that in fact what he meant was a guy who plays double bass with one hand and a baritone horn in the other? And perhaps holds the mic with his feet? :eek:

    (don't mind me. i'm practicing for my new potential gig as moderator of the "silly room".)
  7. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    In that case I suggest akg 535.

    A beta 52 would look weird, wouldn't it!
  8. Freeform

    Freeform Guest

    haha. allow me to explain :) i am an entering freshman at Berklee College of Music, and my principal instrument is voice (being a baritone/bass). One of the requirements is bringing a microphone to use in performance, and I mainly sing classical music.
  9. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    Freeform! Sorry about my little brain fart. I noticed you were considering the beta 87. That's a great mic, and if you like it go for it. If you want, you can also look at akg 535, it's one of my faves for deeper vox live.


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