Vocal Mic for under $1000

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by Divo, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. Divo

    Divo Member

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    Is there a descent vocal Mic which sounds relatively uncoloured for under $1000. Something that will suit both Male and female vocals. I have been looking at the CAD M19 and the Rode NTK but I am still not sold on either of them.
     
  2. MSR74

    MSR74 Guest

    Have you tried the ADK Area 51. It sounds great for $399 list. Check it out. Good luck...
    Mickey
     
  3. route909

    route909 Guest

    I´d look at either Audio Technica, Røde (I heard they´ll release K2 and NT2000 soon, basically multi pattern versions of NTK and NT1000) and Studio Projects. The ADK A51 doesn´t really match up to these mics, imho.


    Mats
     
  4. robchittum

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    Just recently bought the Studio Projects T3 and I absolutely love it - very rich sounding without being overly colored. I highly recommend that you give it a listen before you buy anything else. Good luck.

    Rob
     
  5. hasbeen

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    Audio Technica 4060, but try it first and read the reviews online. I love mine. It has that nice warm tube sound. For something more transparent and vivid reproduction, Shure KSM44
     
  6. jazzgitter

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    You really need to check out a Soundelux U195. Awesome mic that not only sounds great on male/female vocals but sounds great on almost everything else as well.
     
  7. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

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    you can´t go wrong with At4040 or At4050.
    Kurt will point At4033, I am sure
     
  8. Gabriel Sousa

    Gabriel Sousa Member

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    Neumann tlm 103, excelet micro, under $1000 in my opinion the BEST under $1000
     
  9. Gabriel Sousa

    Gabriel Sousa Member

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    do you have an vocals recorded with u195 ? i would like to ear. thanks

     
  10. themidiroom

    themidiroom Active Member

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    I've heard the Studio Projects mics are very nice. I primarily use a Groove Tubes GT-55 I LOVE IT!!! $399 or less if you can find a deal.
     
  11. jazzgitter

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    You can read a review on the U195 at http://www.piemusic.com and call Mercenaryaudio.com for more info on comparisons to other mics.
    Steve
     
  12. jdier

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    What is up with this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15198&item=2526682970

    Am I missing something. Above it is mentioned that if I can get one for less than $400... Here they are for $200

    Thoughts?
     
  13. jdier

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    Divo, I am fairly new to home recording, but I purchased the Studio Projects C3 for $300 instead of the NTK (because my budget was getting tight) and I have been very happy with it. I do not really have a good point of reference besides the Shure 57's and 58's and Beta 58s we had been using, but this one made (to my novice ears) our home studio sound 'like a real studio' for the first time.

    Hope this helps.

    Jim
     
  14. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

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    Matts....have you ever heard an ADK Area51 LDC mic? Or are your comments about this mic just 'hearsay'? I own two of em and they are every bit as good as ANY of the Chinese invasion mics listed here.I own Studio Projects mics and have a LOT of experience recording with Neumann 87i,U47,Large D. AKG's and the like.If you have not personally tried one I highly recommend them....go to their website and read about their philosophy on mic sound...it may surprise you..
    http://www.adkmic.com peace
     
  15. Kurt Foster

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    Davedogg! You old hound, "Clem-meister"! I just sent ADK an e mail requesting their consideration for some mics to review! I noticed they are in Washington State. Do you know if they build them here too? I will let you know what they have to say as soon as I hear back from them..

    So.. it's an hour later from when I first put this post up. I have already received an affirmative from the folks at ADK! So I will be requesting 1 of everything... :D (oink-oink!) We will see what I get! Kurt
     

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