Which microphone to choose?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by Gmes, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Gmes

    Gmes Member

    Please advice a microphone to record voice for my iPad app.
    In future I want to use it to sing in public places. I would rather buy wireless mic.
    Price no more than $200

    Thank you
  2. bushidowarrior

    bushidowarrior Active Member

    MX 006.. USb nice mic
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to Recording.org

    Two things. 1) I would not recommend a wireless for recording purposes and 2) even for live use I've never heard a wireless system in that price range that does a very good job.

    I'd spend $100 on a wired Shure SM58 (plus whatever XLR mic cable you need) and stick with a mic that's been the industry standard on-stage and in studios for decades. Even with a good stand and cable you're well under-budget and miles ahead in quality over a cheap wireless.

    Best of luck.
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

    BC, Canada
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    is a usb microphone suitable for singing in a live application? How would you be using this for that?
  5. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    currently Billings
    You can't use a usb mic for live application without severe latency issues unless you are lip syncing.
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Pacific NW
    I thought thats how its done these days.....
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    currently Billings

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
  8. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    currently Billings
    Use it live by unplugging the mic mate and using a standard XLR cable into a mixer/PA system or preamp/powered speaker. Not with an iPad app.
  9. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    All due respect to Apple and iPad users, I highly doubt the iPad will ever be a viable solution for live use. Yes, I understand that a certain company is developing many apps for the iPad including several amp modellers. They have recording for iPad too. MAYBE in the future, they will have iPads powerful enough to be useful in this application. As it is now, these apps are just toys. I don't think they ever meant for them to be taken seriously. The apps are $5 or $10. How is that going to rival a serious sound system?
  10. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    DAW your BS detector is working well.

    If you Google CC's entire post in quotes, you will find the exact same sentence on 1310 other sites - most of them useless "content-spinning" sites with numerous "authors" taking credit for the work.

    I'm inclined to believe the source material is from the 1995 Sound on Sound article written by Paul White. (which explains why it sounds like someone smart)

    It appears Mr. White's very thorough, very definitive source article has been butchered no less than 1309 times. And a few of the people, claiming to be the "author", were apparently too lazy to even remove the references to SOS within the article. Many of the rest may have stolen it from someone else who had already stolen it and cut it up to serve their purposes elsewhere.

    I'm not sure what purpose it serves regurgitating here, but I'm sure the RO admins will be watching.

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