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Is The Behringer B1 a good mic to start with

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by Jude Okun, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Jude Okun

    Jude Okun Guest

    I want to start recording and someone here told me to start off with a descent condenser mic and a usb audio interface with phantom power so i was looking around
    i have a buget of €200 ($279) and these best fit my need
    i just want to know if its a good start
    im just looking to do vocals not acoustics

    Behringer B-1 Condenser Microphone:
    Behringer B-1 Condenser Microphone | DV247

    M-Audio Fast Track:

    i watched videos on YouTube on the Behringer but audio on YouTube isn't really 100% accurate but there seems to be good quality there

    can anyone tell me if thats a good bundle
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Good is somewhat relative in the quality of gear you are asking about. These two items will be sufficient for you to start recording. Behringer is not known for superb quality but the gear can be used adquately. What do you intend to record? You might be better off with a Shure SM58.
  3. Jude Okun

    Jude Okun Guest

    just vocals like some R'n'B singing and Rapping
    is the SM58 not a dynamic mic :/ apologies if i'm wrong
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    You'd be better skipping the B1 and buying a Shure SM58 for that purpose. If you wanted a little different then get an SM7. Those are the industry standard vocal mic's for rock/pop/jazz/rap. And yes, the SM58 is a dynamic mic.
  5. Jude Okun

    Jude Okun Guest

    but aren't Condenser Mics Better for those porposes?
    And Dynamic mics for live performances?
  6. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

  7. Jude Okun

    Jude Okun Guest

    oh :O
    i'll have a look at the prices in the EU
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    There is a big difference between the budget condensers and a professional moving coil dynamic like the SM7 or the SM58. The budget condensers do NOT sound as good by and large. Also, in most professional studio sessions you are more likely to see/hear these same two dynamic microphones than any others. Even if you move up into the professional grade condensers and tube condensers, you will often find a dynamic microphone being used be it Shure or Heil etc.
  9. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Gear shill pointing to your amazon site. Sorry bud, your reviews smell like spam... bye bye..
  10. mlight5378

    mlight5378 Member


    In comparing mics for rapping and singing there’s not always a clear better or worse... sometimes it takes a while to check out and test all the different options. Over at the Jee Juh blog they have some helpful tips for singers and rappers about which microphones to get.

    They have a good comparison of the best microphones for recording vocals you can find ones from $80 bucks, all the way up to $8,000. Let us know if you find one that you like!

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