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Microphone & Pre Amp Recommendations?

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Does anyone have any microphone/Pre-amps they would recommend?

Has anyone tried the M-Audio Luna - mic? Any comments?

Product availability in Canada is also a must! (I'm sure all major brands are available here...but I'm not really sure).

Any help is appreciated!



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21 years 2 months

Pro Audio Guest Sat, 05/06/2006 - 18:03
I'd like to keep the cost of the mic and preamp below $500 Cdn.

General purpose for recording male vocals.

I've already got a midi sound card that has the capability of having a preamp hooked up to it. (The card I have is M-Audio's Audiophile).

2 channel would likely be sufficient.

Thanks for your response.

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15 years 7 months

dterry Sat, 05/06/2006 - 21:06
I would take a look at this for an inexpensive mic pre: (they so have Canadian distributors).

I can't vouch for the quality personally, but FMR has a good reputation for quality inexpensive gear. Street price might be in your price range, with a mic, but it is close. For mics, I have heard the Luna is very good for the price.

Another is the Studio Projects VTB-1. Again, haven't used it, but it's inexpensive and more likely to be decent than some others.

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RemyRAD Sat, 05/06/2006 - 22:48
If you are looking for something in that price range, I might suggest a pair of those ART $60 US each tube microphone preamplifiers and a nice Shure Beta 58. A very nice general-purpose microphone with a little extra high frequency response over the venerable SM58 and tough enough to hammer nails with! Very manly! I think you might also find that the Beta 58 sounds more like a Neumann U87 than any other cheap condenser microphone? Very nice for male vocals, sung or spoken.

Please don't beat me with that microphone.
Ms. Remy Ann David

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TeddyG Wed, 05/10/2006 - 18:38

The poster's asking for a mic/pre combo for 500(Canadian) or less!

The TLM 193 is, what, 1400 smackers(US)! ALL BY ITSELF!

What the Sebatron costs I don't know, as a Google search came up with nothing, not even a factory link(Other than posts on this forum)? I must have spelled it wrong..?

Let's let the person "work up", ey..?

I guess we all knew U87's never were that great as mics, and not very good carpentry tools...... Come to think of it, I didn't like that Newman guy on Seinfeld, either. He should stay home and try to design better mics, with better studio construction abilities.