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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
I'm just looking to do vocals not acoustics

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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

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anonymous Fri, 10/29/2010 - 17:34

TheJackAttack, post: 355811 wrote: 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.

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

anonymous Fri, 10/29/2010 - 18:12

TheJackAttack, post: 355821 wrote: 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.

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

TheJackAttack Fri, 11/19/2010 - 22:49

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.

audiokid Fri, 11/19/2010 - 22:58

starmo93, post: 0 wrote: The Shure SM58 is a great microphone, especially for starting out, but take it from somebody who has had it for years and now only uses it for live performances ... get a condenser microphone. Think of it as an investment. You can buy condenser microphones for relatively cheap if you know where to look, and for rapping and r&b singing, they should be plenty. You said your budget is around 200, so I would advise you to check out either the AT2020 Audio Technica or the AKG Perception 220. I found the reviews for both of them for you:

AT2020 Review - SPAM removed
AKG Perception 220 Review - SPAM removed

On both sites, if you scroll to the bottom you will find a video link where you can hear the quality of the product. If you need any more help, just hit me up via PM. There's also a USB version of the AT2020 which is pretty cool and convenient. Hope that helps.

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

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