Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by smee, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. smee

    smee Guest

    i wanna upgrade all my microphones, but dont realy know what the good stuff is.

    i need mics for
    1. vocals
    2. cycmbls
    3. kickdrum
    4. snare and toms

    For live all i need i a vocal mic

    can anyone tell me the good brandss to look at or specfific mics?
    id like to stay below about 300 per mic, thanks
  2. Midlandmorgan

    Midlandmorgan Active Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Not knowing what you have now....

    With some Shure SM57s, you'll get results much better than you'd expect...work great on vocals, most drums positions...

    Street price about $80 a pop...

    Cymbals - millions of options...we use a stereo pair of ADK A51 Ser III as overheads...will be experimenting with a single ribbon (naturally bi directional) later this week...
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.

    1. vocals; Studio Projects B1, or a C1 or C3 if you can afford it .. The B1 is a great all around multi purpose mic that can double for acoustic instruments and drum overheads. The C1 and C3 can double as well but cost a bit more.

    2. cymbals; Studio Projects C4 pair, or you could save some dough and get a second B1 or C1 or C4

    3. kickdrum; AKG D112 or an Audix D6

    4. snare and toms; Shure SM57 or if you can afford them for the toms, Senheisser 421's. Both 57's and 421's can do double duty on guitar amps as well.

    For live all i need i a vocal mic; .... Shure SM58!
  4. Groff

    Groff Active Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Voc: Rode NTK, NT 1000, AudioTehnica 4033, 4050
    Cym: Rode NT 5, AKG C1000 S
    Kick : AKG D 112
    Snare: Shure SM57
    Toms: Senheisser 421

    LIVE: Shure SM58 or blue beta 58
  5. JonCraig

    JonCraig Guest

    1. vocals

    Audio Technica 4033, AKG 414B-ULS, Neumann TLM 103

    2. cycmbls

    pair of:
    Oktava Mk012, Neumann KM184, Sennheiser MKH40

    3. kickdrum

    AKG D112, Sennheiser e602

    4. snare and toms

    snare-SM57, SM81, Sennheiser 441
    toms-Sennheiser 421, e604

    For live all i need i a vocal mic

    SM58, Sennheiser e835
  6. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Aug 19, 2004
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    live mic part of question

    for a live mic I like the sennheiser e 855. I think its worth the extra 100 bucks or so when compared to the sm 58. It has a higher gain before feedback ratio and in my opinion brings out the vocals much more clearly. :cool:
  7. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    for drums shure has a good pack with 3 sm57s and a beta52(i think) it also comes with d-vise for mounting the drum mics
    overheads ive always liked akg 414s depending on the voice they can double on vocals. if moneys an issue go with kurts studio projects mics best mics for the money.

    live vocals: sm58, of sm57 i actualy like the 57 more for most voices.
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