Which condensor mic?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by misnomer, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. misnomer

    misnomer Guest

    I'm looking to spend around 300+ pounds (600 dollars) on a condensor mic. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which model/make I should get?

    It will be used for recording female vocals AND clean (picked) / distorted (strummed) guitar parts through a Peavey amp.

    The soundcard that I'll be getting at the same time is the E-MU 1820.

    Your advice on this would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    John
    Misnomer
    http://www.misnomer.co.uk/
     
  2. Clayphish

    Clayphish Active Member

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    I've always found the audio technica 4050 very versitle for what it's worth. While I personally like it better on guitar amps it's still great for recording vocals.
     
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

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    You might be able to get a PAIR of SM81's for around that much...

    Arguably one of the most versatile micrphones out there.
     
  4. misnomer

    misnomer Guest

    Thanks for the tips. The audio technica 4050 is probably a little out of my price range (around $900-$1000 over here).
    As for SM81s, aren't they mainly used for acoustic instruments? Not sure how good they'd be at handling guitar amps?

    J
     
  5. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

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    misnomer check out http://www.digitalvillage.com
    it has really good prices!!! (i presume you live in uk)
    i'd recommend the following
    audio techinca 4033
    rode nt2000
    maybe a tube mic like the studio projects t3
    rode ntk

    have plenty of options! just don't go with akg c3000 and all those...
    good choice from soundcard! i hear good things about it!
     
  6. misnomer

    misnomer Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions! I've had a look around and I think I'm going to go with the NTK2.

    J
     
  7. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

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    I had a session the other day and was demoing Blue Microphone's
    Baby Bottle.

    I used it on Vocals, electric guitar (slightly over-driven bluesy), stand-up bass and acoustic guitar.

    The track turned out very nice and the songwriter/singer, who has tons of studio experiance, noted how clear and pleasant everything sounded.

    I wasn't intending to use the Baby Bottle on every track, but it was hard to beat so I stayed with it. I was using a Great River MP-2NV as a pre.

    The Baby Bottle is around $550-575 usd.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris
     

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