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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. He then replaces that with his voice, and does another of just the track which he uses live with a real voice and the tracks. I thought it an opportunity to put out an array of mics and record my vocals on the different mics.

ADK Hamburg/ Baby Bottle/ MK319/ SM7 Advice please!

My 2 main vocal mics are an AT4033 and an SM58. Most of the time I wind up using the 4033 as I love the high end sparkle it has without being at all harsh in any way on my voice. So I am happy with it. That being said, I think I'm beginning to develop the gear addict syndrome that some of you talk about, and I have around $300 that I'm thinking of investing into a new mic. It'll primarily be another vocal and acoustic guitar mic and right now here's what I'm considering. I've never heard any of these mics.

Oktava MK319...pretty dull!

I've been using this mic on vocals for about 2 years now, and I can't get a vocal track that doesn't sound like there is a foggy cloud around it. It's a little muffled and dull sounding. No matter what singer or how I change my room.

I know this has been covered a lot...but is there a more "bright" vocal mic that will work well on male or female? Has anyone else noticed this about the MK319?

Replacing my Oktava MK319 and Blue 8-Ball.

Both of these mics served their purpose (vocals mainly) but the Oktava is dull sounding and the 8 Ball almost sounds like you have a BBE Sonic Maximizer on the vocals. maybe I'm just insane.

Anyway...does anyone have any suggestions for a step above these mics. Right now I am on a tight budget ($400 and under please). I had a larger budget a week ago, but overlooked a few bills. I need something before my next session because it is more high profile than my last session.

BTW...I'm running the mic into the GT Brick...a nice pre.


Oktava MK-319 and similar sounding mics

The singer I'm currently works with sounds awsome on this mic. But I'm not happy with the overall quality of the signal. I may perhaps just have a "bad" one, as my friend did buy it from guitar center 5 years ago, but I've always hear people saying the tone of the mic will be horrible if you happen to get a bad one, not the noise level or sensitivity.




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