Good Vocal mic?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by eddies880, Oct 7, 2004.

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  1. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Looking for a good vocal mic in the range of $500.
    Any ides?
  2. Skeetch

    Skeetch Guest

    The definition of "good" in that price range is very much a debated topic. Was recently shopping mics and wanted a tube mic to compliment a Brauner Phantom C but didn't have the benjamins for the usual high end suspects. I just picked up a Studio Projects T3 tube mic that I'm liking a lot. I've tried it on soprano female vocals, combo guitar amp and acoustic guitar so far and been very pleased with the results. Nine different patterns (from omni to figure eight) are selectable from the power supply.

    It's proving to be a very versatile mic, for me at least.
  3. cabbie guy

    cabbie guy Guest

    depends on your of my mics is in the $500 price range, shure's more of a "dark" mic so it fits my voice
  4. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you should be able to find a used or maybe even a new Rode K2 mic - those things kick @ss for the price.
  5. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    Rain - you're correct... K2 can be bought for 560 shipped (in the US)..
    others in that range worth looking at are the KSM32, SP T3, some of the SE mics are apparently pretty good.. maybe a used TLM103? there's always the SM7 and RE20 for a great dynamic mic (good for vocals)..
  6. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    I got my K2 for about that price, $560 shipped on ebay
  7. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Don't forget about the AT-4047. I really love mine, and I think it sounds way more expensive than it actually is. It has a very present sound, but is very smooth, and I find it great at low-level detail.

    John Stafford
  8. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    All these mics you guys have mentioned----------------are they tube mics?
  9. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    Only the T3 and the K2
  10. Laker

    Laker Guest

  11. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    I love the Rode NTK
  12. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    KSM32 is pretty good for the money.

    In that price range I've had the best luck with an SM57 or 58.


    p.s. I'm serious

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