Darker less top end vocal mic? £100/$200 max

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by dickiefunk, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. dickiefunk

    dickiefunk Active Member

    Dec 20, 2006
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    Hi. I'm looking for another darker mic that has a less harsh top end to my other mics for recording vocals:-

    Rode NT1a
    Studio Projects B1
    MXL V67g
    T.Bone RM700(ribbon)

    What would you recommend within this budget?
  2. The Kel HM-1 works well on some thin-sounding vocalists. Its exaggerated proximity response compliments its dark (if boxy/stuffy in the low-midrange) sound.
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    I hope you've at least tried an SM58. It has its limitations, but a harsh top end isn't one of them. And if you have a 57 around that you are using as a snare mic and not thinking of as a vocal mic, you should definitely give it a try.
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    AT3035, very flat across the high end, darker than many moderately priced condensers, which all seem to hype upper mids. Low self noise specs also.

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