The obligatory "which mic next" question?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by recordometer, Mar 14, 2006.

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  1. recordometer

    recordometer Guest

    Hi all,

    Basically I'm about to splash out on another mic... just wondering about any suggestions! I'll list the mics I've got first. Also, I know this question seems stupid, but how does my mic locker hold up? Good/Crap?

    5 x Shure SM57
    1 x Shure Beta52
    1 x Rode K2
    1 x ADK ST Pro
    2 x Rode NT5
    1 x Sub-kick mic thing (you know, the NS10 in reverse trick)
    **edit - oh and a BSS AR116 DI box, if that helps

    Thanks all!
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    recordometer, I think your microphone locker looks great! So, what's your budget? What kind of sound are you looking for? I think since you already have a relatively nice selection of both condenser and dynamic microphones, that only leaves a ribbon microphone as the only one that you do not have. If you want a classic ribbon sound, any of the old used RCA's would be great or the more modern, more affordable Coles or Beyer might be right up your alley? The Royer sounds wild but I think it sounds more like a condenser microphone than the classical ribbons sound. Many people love those but I have no experience with them at all.

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  3. chrispick

    chrispick Guest

    What's the application for the new mic? Don't want to put the cart before the horse, ya dig?

    That said -- I don't know -- there are a few staples you're missing: MD421, RE20, Royer 121, C414, a PZM.

    Hell, I'm just riffing here.
  4. recordometer

    recordometer Guest

    well that's the thing.. i'd like to expand a little, but not sure what i should be after next... don't particularly need one thing more than any other. Was just after a few suggestions or what I may need!

    THanks for the replies so far guys!
  5. idiophone

    idiophone Guest

    Looks like you could use a stereo pair of large diaphragm condensers.

    Also looks like you could stand either a RE20 or an SM7.

  6. Digger

    Digger Guest

    I like the RE20 suggestion

    You may also want to look at getting some 421's, they always seem to find a use in most studio's

    You could really stand to have a strong vocal mic in your collection. I recently bough a Charter Oak SA538 ($1500) and highly reccomend those. I also tried a Telefunken USA Elam (F series - $3995). I also like the Soundelux Elux 251 and Rode K2.

    If you are going to spend the money try and find a retailer who will let you try the mics out. That will mean making some space on your Credit card but it is better than spending a big wad of cash on something you might not like.

    I think your number one priority should be to find a solid condensor vocal mic - good luck!!
  7. recordometer

    recordometer Guest

    Thanks for the replies guys... Digger, I actually have a Rode K2 as was mentioned in the original post :)

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