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Studio Recording Mic Choice Help

Hello everyone, I am currently at university studying sound engineering and am conducting some research on microphone choice in the industry. I am calling on anyone with studio recording experience to complete this short questionnaire (~15 minutes) giving your 2 cents on which microphone you would use in specific music recording situations.

Recording Vocals - Microphone choices


In the videos I have been producing, we've listened to a number of microphones and how they respond to voice and instruments, but for completeness, we'd not heard them on voices. I'd been working on a little job where I'm creating a stage track for a person I've worked with for years and I always send him the stems, and a guide vocal.

8 inputs / mic lines. What mics would you choose?


scenario; recording to analog tape. 8 mic lines from the studio into 8 mic inputs in C/R. recording bands live. rhythm section, then overdubs, horns if needed, vocals last.

assume there's 5 - sm57's and 2 - 414's in the collection already. we're on a tight budget. what 8 additional mics would you choose for the mic locker?

Renee Zellweger - Judy Garland, bizarre mic choice.


Anyone else seen the publicity shots for the Biopic, showing 'Judy Garland' singing into a ... British Grampian DP4 (or DP-8 - can't see the switch) microphone? Never a good mic, these were omni, had absolutely no warmth whatsoever, no proximity effect and a 'classic' mic that never ever cut it.

Back to basics - mic choice


Hi to all !
I post a link to my video here hoping it can help someone.
I'm also interested to read your comment.
This one was a bit harder on my spelling, since there is a lot of text and I did it live (multiple takes of course)
Feel free to tell me if it's not appropriate to post all my videos here. I wouldn't want to be taken as a click hunter...

classical piano recording - mic choices


I'm planning to record my demo CD at school's practice room with baby grand Steinway. The repertoire is just classical piano, such as mozart, beethoven, schumann, brahms, and rachmaninoff. I'll record it with a field recorder H4n. Now i still need to get a good mic (or a pair?) From my research, it seems that some good choices include: Oktava MK-012, Shure SM57, and NT55...