Chosing a Microphone

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by cyorkgo, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. cyorkgo

    cyorkgo Guest

    I am currently looking for a mic for vocals and I am on a serious budget.

    I have a home studio and producing R&B and Hip Hop. My budget for a Mic is about $200.00. I just picked up a Focusrite Trakmaster off Ebay.

    The Mics I am looking at are:

    MXL 990/991 pack
    MXL V69 and 67
    MXL 2000 series
    Project Studio B1, C1,
    Kel HM-1
    Audio Technica

    Any feedback/suggestions is appreciated.
  2. fetter

    fetter Guest

    chosing a mic

    Go with the C1. I did extensive research and bought one a year ago. It works wonderfully on a range of different instruments. Are you doing hip hop male or female?
  3. cyorkgo

    cyorkgo Guest

    Re: chosing a mic

    Thanks for the recommedation. I am going to be doing both male and female.
  4. stickers

    stickers Active Member

    Jan 31, 2005
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  5. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I don't know of the others, but my AKG C1000s, is pretty good. It offers battery power, if desired - nice when there's no phantom power available and also has a couple of little plastic "widgets" that one can use to modify the pattern(They DO make a difference...), it can be handheld - and, it is an AKG.

    Best, when on a budget, to try for things that will still be of value after being replaced. This mic will do well as a main mic - for now - and as a still very usable piece in the future for all sorts of applications...

    Teddy G.
  6. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    If you decide to go with the AKG C1000s, I have two for sale. They both have all of the "widgets" that TeddyG is talking about plus their original boxes, clips etc. $200 takes the pair.
  7. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Oh, I also have an AKG C3000b which would go for $150. Has the shock mount and original box. Hardly used.

    Hope I'm not violating any RO rules!?!?!
  8. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Yes, matter of fact you are. There is buy and sell forum here at RO that you should be using. I'll let it slide this time...
  9. cyorkgo

    cyorkgo Guest

    Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.
  10. I have the C1 and for voice, and my acoustic guitar it sounds pretty good
  11. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Studio Projects C1 for sure...
    Those C1000s aren't what you are looking for. *Waves Jedi hand*

    I have one and it's great. We call it our "Secret weapon". :wink:
    Put a Stedman PS-101 pop filter over it and get a Groove Tubes Brick pre-amp (if you can spare the money) and you're good to go!

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