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Recording mic

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by KingDavid, Jan 3, 2014.


  1. KingDavid

    KingDavid

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    So, my brother wants to record music, and I want to know what mic would be the best for recording a guitar, vocals, the like. Anything between $0-120. Nothing too pricey.
     
  2. clmayhew

    clmayhew

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    I'm not sure if there's one mic that fits all solution. It's hard to go wrong with an SM57 or 58, as they tend to be versatile and rugged. Other than that, maybe check out some of the MXL large diaphragm condensers.
     
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

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    ^+1 to the above. Shure SM57 for cabs, SM58 for Vocals
     
  4. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass

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    Shure SM57.

    You can make a whole album with those and it would sound fine.
    I've never done it, but would love to try it one day.
     
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  6. PetersReviews

    PetersReviews

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    Don't they use the same capsule? Just get a 58 to cover both vocal and instrument duties!
     
  7. clmayhew

    clmayhew

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    Essentially the same mic but the 58 has a windscreen.
     
  8. Mjinsk

    Mjinsk

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    Same as everyone. If you are planning to buy some mics, the SM57 should be the first one.
     
  9. stratovani

    stratovani

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    I thought the same thing as everyone else here when I first saw the title - get a Shure SM57 or 58. Check out eBay - sometimes you can get one stupid cheap! ;)
     
  10. KingDavid

    KingDavid

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    Wow, this is probably the first time I've seen everyone agree on one thing lol. I'll be sure to check that microphone out. As for bass guitar, it would be better to just XLR the bass to the DAW, right? It would capture the full tone, I think...
     
  11. Mjinsk

    Mjinsk

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    If you have a good audio interface, then yes. I would suggest to run your bass direct, and then EQ it, or re-amp it with your DAW. Your will probably get some better result, IMO.
     
  12. cnltb

    cnltb

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    I do everything with an SM57...no money fo anything more extravagant has led me to experiment with this one and to find that EQs can mak up for a lot!
     
  13. clmayhew

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    That being said, a 57 sounds pretty good on a bass cab as well. :)
     

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