Please help me choose a mic...

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Black Beethoven, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Here's the deal... I'm looking to upgrade my microphone and was originally gonna get the AT4047 but then I decided I needed something a bit more universal...

    Listen to the first track "Whatchu Doin" on my MySpace please:

    I need a microphone that everyone on that song will be using regularly. I spit first... I have the deepest voice... Ice (2nd) sounds like he hasn't been thru puberty yet. Here's what I need in a mic:

    -WARM, WARM, WARM: I dont want transparent mics (Keep the KSM) and it cant be harsh. I need something to help me filter out all of Ice's silibance EARLY

    -I like colored sound... think of Dr. Dre recordings... that old analog feel. I know that has to do with more than just the mic, but u get my drift. Something thick.

    -Budget: Around $500

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind I'd be using this mic to make CLEAN recordings I would send to my engineer in NY to mix and master...
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Your cut sounds pretty good. If you are concerned about sibelence, why not just use a De-Esser, either hardware or software? If you want a warm sounding microphone, try the Electro-Voice Re20/27, Shure SM 7 and stay away from the condenser microphones. How about a ribbon microphone? Nady makes an affordable one.

    If the SM 7 is good enough for Michael Jackson, it's good enough for you.
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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