What is your list of favourite microphones for recording vocals and do any of these in a list matter? Please feel welcome to add any mic/preamps combos
- small rooms
- live rooms
- dead rooms
- high ceilings
- low ceilings
- soft voice
- music styles
Once again IMO the cheaper mics hang quite well with the pricey ones, which go all the way up to $9,000.
I love the sound of this mic. I first heard it on an acoustic guitar and had to look for more examples and found this. Wow, beautiful sounding on vocals too.
(Neumann U87ai & U89i, RØDE K2, Blue Blueberry, ADK Vienna au12, Audio-Technica 4050 & 4040, Shure sm57)
Music by: Israel and NewBreed "Jesus at The Center"
Each Channel has no EQ, and was clipped gained in PT10 to get the same level. The TUBE-TECH CL1B Plugin was put on each channel in addition toa touch of Reverb (R-Verb) as well. Each Mic was recorded At Berklee College of Music (Studio C) and was ran through the Neve 1073 Mic Pre and The A/D DigiDesign 192.
I'm a Tenor vocalist most recently with the progressive rock group, Stride. I've got an individual who has decided to fund some equipment for a new album I'm working on, and considering I'm going to need a couple of good preamps, and AD/DA, it's got my budget a little tight.
I'm selling my RØDE NT-USB, and I'd like to replace it with a proper XLR mic to go with my new audio interface. I was thinking along the lines of the RØDE NT1 or the RØDE NT2-a (probably out of those two I'd go for the RØDE NT1). However, would it be better to get some other mic for that price range - would a dynamic mic like the Sure SM7B be better for my untreated room, although I'd also like to be able to use that same mic in the future as a drum overhead (and obviously I wouldn't be able to do that with a dynamic mic).
This is all I can afford so please just give recommendations to what I am asking. I won't save up more, I already did so, my original budget was for $100 mic, but I saved up for a $200-250 one.
I have done some research, but I am still stumped.
This will be a in-studio microphone only. Will not be taking on gigs.
Does matter to me if it's a condenser or dynamic. Polar pattern doesn't matter too much either.
And thanks to the guys answering on my last thread. I got the Focusrite Scarlette 2i2 audio interface.