Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by nosoupforyou, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. nosoupforyou

    nosoupforyou Active Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hello all i'm gearing up a personal 'project studio' and currently using a cheap set of apex mics and a shureSM57 (which i'm not a big fan of for recording guitar parts on next to even the cheap condensers) but any who i was wondering of some GOOD mics to invest in (no specific price range/purpose) so if you could leave a suggestion and a small description of why you suggest such a mic and for what you suggest such a mic for.

    Thanks, with peace and love!
  2. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Washington, DC
    come on! don't make us guess what you're after. be more specific.
  3. nosoupforyou

    nosoupforyou Active Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    To be more specific.... any mic for any use.... building a collection here not for a particular purpose.... if you have experience with any mics let me know how they were for what you used them for??? ha ha however if it helps guitar bass/ any string really, horns and vocals are my top priority drum mics are a close second of interest.
  4. TopherNeverDies

    TopherNeverDies Active Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Definitely check out a Sennheiser 421. It' a great mic. Love it on guitar cabs, snare, and toms.

  5. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
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    Brauner, DPA, Earthworks, Peluso, Neumann and Royer are the short list I'd suggest.

    Great quality mic's get you a better shot at getting a good sound. No guarantee, but better odds... and that goes for any source on just about any of the mic's.

    Probably the most useful, all around mic that I could track and entire album on....

    a handful of SM57's
  6. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    You cannot go wrong with a pair of At4040s. They are pretty good, cheap, sometimes perform better than the AT4050 at cardioid pattern.

    A TLM 193 is another great alternative if you do not have the budget to pick a U89/U87.

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