MICROPHONE SUGGESTIONS????

Discussion in 'Recording' started by nosoupforyou, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. nosoupforyou

    nosoupforyou Active Member

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    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

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    come on! don't make us guess what you're after. be more specific.
     
  3. nosoupforyou

    nosoupforyou Active Member

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    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

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

    Respectfully,
    Christopher
     
  5. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

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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

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    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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