Beginning Recording Advice please

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by SimnaWeb, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. SimnaWeb

    SimnaWeb Guest

    I am just starting out recording live sound on my own. I previously worked with my school recording the school bands and I was spoiled by having beta58s and AT 4041s(i think) and then an Allen&Heath GL2200 series console. I would love to be able to spend that kind of money but I cant.

    I am looking to purchase a couple different mics to start off with. I have been looking at the MXL and Samson condersers and am reading some good reviews. The ones that have caught my eye, because of both cost and reviews, are:
    -MXL 2003 Large Diaphra, and 603s Pen Condeser mic pack
    -MXL 993 Pen Condenser Stereo Pair
    -MXL 909 Large Diaphram Condenser
    -MXL V63M Large Diaphram Condenser
    -Samson CO2 Pen Condenser Stereo Pair
    -Samson CO1 Large Diamphram Condeser
    I was hoping to come out with 2 Large Diaphram Mics and 4 Pen Condensers. Along with that I am also planning to pick up a 3 pack of the Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Mics.

    I'm really up in the air right now about what I should do. I can't spend too much since I am still in college (those books are killer) but I don't want to buy something I will just want to throw out. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    This is yet another example of why I posted THIS IDEA.
  3. roguescout

    roguescout Guest

    Amen Cheese.

    Eric, you can find plenty of opinions on those pieces of kit in the Budget Gear and Home Studio Forums.

    And you will most likely get plenty of advice over there as well.

    Also do a search with keywords to bring up the threads mentioning that gear.
  4. SimnaWeb

    SimnaWeb Guest

    Ok, no need to be harsh about it. I apologize if I insulted you with this question but I am serious about this question. I do have more than $300 but you don't need to insult me. I thought maybe I would find some people that would be professional about this. Its harsh people like you Cheese that cause beginners to go running from a site like this.

    And a later note, the search feature isn't even working for me.
  5. sushifish

    sushifish Guest

    I am not a recording genious but I have found out... "you get what you pay for." Also, experience and knowledge goes a long way, you can have the greatist mic selection and still butcher a mix.
    Good luck :)

    I wasn't into the MXL's, but they're decent for a $50 mic. Perfect for demo's and preproduction.

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