Which MIC to buy?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by amg1, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. amg1

    amg1 Guest

    Okay, here's the deal; I've got a new R&B group I'll be recording and it's a good oppurtunity for me. Currently my mic closet is overcrowed with me single SP C1:) which serves me well as it's my sole workhorse, but I'm looking to increase my choices. These guy's I'm going to be recording have smooth voices and I'd like to give them a little flavor. Now my budget is about $300-350 at this time, but that's not to say a blessing may come in the mean time. The 2 mics I'm looking at are the SP TB1 or the MXL-v69, both tube joints to contrast the C1 and give alternatives.

    I'm already familiar with SP products, I've also heard good things about the MXL.

    Quick, informative 411 would be greatly appreciated as I'll be making this purchase ASAP. We go into the studio next weekend.

    The rest of the gear:

    Focusrite ISA428
    Behringer T1952 (used a lot for my RAP groups)
    EMAGIC Platinum 5.5
    TONS of Plugs!
    Oh, the C1...

    Much Love...
    Keep punchin the RED BUTTON!
  2. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    I'VE GOT the C-1 also and i think you might be happy with the T3
    its willgive you a nice vocal.Its not real heavey in the bass and the top end is smooth and detaied .For me I have never EQed these 2 mics.I think im gunna get the C3 too.
  3. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    i'd rather get the T3 than the Tb1--its got 9 settings and others also like it on acoustic guitar
  4. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    other options Rode ntk--k2
  5. amg1

    amg1 Guest

    Thanks Mike for the response. The reason I picked those two mic's is because of my present budget. Now if I get an expected surgence of revenue between now and Monday, than I will be looking upward in price. But I nedd to make this purchase early enough to allow for shipping .

  6. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    Jul 25, 2004
  7. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    so what are you saying --you don't like the way i'm spending your extra cash. :x
  8. inLoco

    inLoco Active Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    is that towards me???
    if it is nop... they were my advices!

    but if you get an extra cash you could try the akg 414 with the isa! i hear they combine well...
  9. amg1

    amg1 Guest



    Juz jokin...seriously though, that $300-350 range is where I'm at right now. So I'm kind of focused in that area, but I'm open just in case I get an influx of 'CHEDDAR" over the weekend before I order.

    I do appreciate all the suggestions, because if their not used now, they will be in the future as I make purchases down the road.

    Thanks, 4 Real!
  10. bap

    bap Member

    Nov 22, 2003

    Check out this link. I've bought several Rode mics from him - a one man business. My K2 was over $100 less than internet mega stores and had free shipping. I got a used NT1000 for $200 with free ship.

    He has AKG and Rodes and maybe more by now but is reliable and a prompt shipper.

    I know it's not really kosher to recommend businesses in this manner, but I have nothing to benefit from this.

    His prices are [or at least were] lower than any others I found. You might just try e-mailing him your price range and your needs to see if it can do anything for you.
  11. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    dude im telling you 350$ is so close to what you can get the T3 for you'll have your clients thanking you 1000 times
  12. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    a guys got it on ebay brand new 459$ --i bet you could get some store down lower than that
  13. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    I'll second Sleepwalker Music...
    that's where I got my Rode K2 from... only drawback is he currently takes Paypal only (no credit cards YET - adding it soon), but the service is prompt and prices are great.

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