What mike would be the best .....

Discussion in 'Recording' started by peterpan, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. peterpan

    peterpan Active Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Hello everybody ! I am new on this site....At the moment I would like to have some full advice about which of these studio microphones is the best (for a male voice that could be compared to Elvis', Sinatra's....)

    1/ AKG C 400 B
    2/ AT 3060
    3/ StudioProjects TB1

    Thank you in advance...
  2. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Distinguished Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Central Village, CT
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    this forum is the acoustic forum.

    Your question would be better suited in the beginner's forum.

    So i am going to move it over there - you can look there for some input.


  3. musicalhair

    musicalhair Guest

    Hey peterpan, why are they the only choices?

    I have an AKG C4000B and I like it on my voice, but I like the Blueberry a lot better, and I like a MD 421 better on my voice. I had a guy in here that liked the Blueberry best, the Beyer M88TG next on his voice but I didnt' try the AKG because I had a feeling he'd flip for the Blueberry and he did-- I had put up other mics as he was also interested in live mics and after a little while talking and listening I knew the blueberry would be the right one of what i got.

    I don't have the other mics you listed, but there are a lot of mics you could be choosing from-- why limit to those three?
  4. Mbira

    Mbira Guest

    I really like the c4000b for female vocals. I've found it to have a really nice breathy quality to those kinds of singers. Joel
  5. peterpan

    peterpan Active Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    I hope you 'll accept my apologies !!
    When I discovered this forum, and posted here for the first time, I already had started this same thread on other sites.... ( UAD forum: Art of recording: Which brand for a mike (vocal)** Macmusic.org: (English section: Studio hardware: same title...). And it turned out that this subject captured the interest of lots of people, many rather brilliant.... so that I spent most of my spare time on these sites... once again : sorry ......
    (This is not a suggestion for you leave this forum !! don't mistake !! :) :)
    As of today, here is where I am at:
    it appears that the following mics are the most frequently recommended ones:

    - Studio Projects: C3, TB1, T3.
    - RODE NT2, NTK
    - V69 M (Mogami)

    At the upper floor:
    - Neumann TLM 103
    - as musicalhair put it: the big choice would be Blueberry...

    My question now is:
    - regarding to the price/quality ratio, which one of these would you choose ??
    - regardless of the price which one would be your choice ??
    Consider that the voice to be recorded is something between Elvis, Sinatra, and Dean Martin....
    Thank you all for the replies you posted !!

  6. peterpan

    peterpan Active Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    Just to let you know that this thread is going on on this Forum at "Mixing, Tracking..."

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