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Second MIC choice...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Mandachuva, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Mandachuva

    Mandachuva Guest

    I'm searching for a cheap (somewhere around 50-150 Euro) dynamic mic that I can use for female vocals (not thin ones, at that) for rehearsals. But I would also like to use it as a second mic in my project studio (the first one seems to be the AT3035). So my question is : what mic would be OK for rehearsals with a female vocalist, but would be as good as it can get (considering the price range) as a second mic for micing amps and such.
  2. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    You can never lose going with an SM57 or 58. The 57's versatility is superb and I like the 57 even on some of the more unusual instruments like woodwinds and especially flutes. The Audix I-5 is a great dynamic instrument mic and doesn't do too bad for female vocals with a decent mic pre behind it.

    I actually favor EV mics like the 367 or 767 for vocals but it doesn't carry as much versatility as a 57 or an I-5.
  3. axel

    axel Guest

    second the sm57, not the greatest mic on earth, but for the price a rock solid, very versatile 'workhorse' you always will find some use for... even after years and years of completing your mic collection...
  4. Third the SM57...

    It will stand up to a nuclear blast according to Shure propaganda(I've tested with just TNT and it held solid). Anyway, I actually hate the mic 99% of the time, but when something won't work, it will always be the go-to.
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I am really liking the Audix i5.What a nice sounding mic! And built like a 57.We'll see if in 25 years it sounds as good as my UnidyneIII 57's do.

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