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OfflineAdamist
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Microphones *EDIT- new question???*
    #3479429 - 12/11/04 12:52 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

thePatient and I are going to be making some music.

We need to know what would be a good buy for a microphone.

We plan on recording vocals & percussion, mainly....

Budget is circa $100...

Can anyone knowledgeable in this area respond with some advice?

Thanks - Namaste


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Re: Microphones [Re: Adamist]
    #3479840 - 12/11/04 02:02 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

well, imo the best mic for under $200 is by far the Rode NT-1A.
i got mine from this guy, it would totally be worth savin a little more for.
this thing is seriously 10 times better than any mic for $100.

plus it comes w/ a dynamic mic that you could use as an overhead.
but for a decent drum track you really need a drum mic kit... or at least a kick mic.

..hey this is my Kilopost! and it only took five and a half years...  :smirk:


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Re: Microphones [Re: Middleman]
    #3481093 - 12/11/04 11:39 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Yaay Jinx is finally quadruple digits!

Yeah, listen to him.
Or get yer standard SM-58 (or SM-57)


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Re: Microphones [Re: Blastrid]
    #3481141 - 12/11/04 12:01 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Yep. SM-58's are supposed to be great for vocals. Sm-57's are supposed to be great for micing guitar speakers.

I don't have any experience with them on my own though. I will probably pick up a 57 once I get my recording gear together. I will be recording almost all guitar though.


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Re: Microphones [Re: Adamist]
    #3481813 - 12/11/04 03:28 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: Microphones [Re: PinballWizard]
    #3481843 - 12/11/04 03:44 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Hey you like The Who and The Beatles!

It's a winning formula :thumbup:

You seen The Who before? I went to see them June 7th this year. It was very good.


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Re: Microphones [Re: PinballWizard]
    #3482184 - 12/11/04 05:14 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

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PinballWizard said:
Instruments - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/270102/




I've heard nothing but excellent reviews and experiences for that Shure mic. :smile:


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Re: Microphones [Re: Thin White Duke]
    #3484815 - 12/12/04 02:32 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Phumfeinz said:
Hey you like The Who and The Beatles!

It's a winning formula :thumbup:

You seen The Who before? I went to see them June 7th this year. It was very good.




Ah, I wish.  Closest I can get to it is watching The Kids Are Alright.


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Re: Microphones [Re: Adamist]
    #3516934 - 12/18/04 01:08 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

YaaaAAAaaa.

we went with the Behringer mic:




but we have a problem. it doesnt work.  :confused:
at first, we thought the problem might be in the digital recorder.
so, we plugged it into my amp to no avail.
so, i was thinking it could be the chord i just bought.
in the microphone booklet it says to "Use a balanced XLR microphone cable... pin 1 = shielding; pin2 = +; pin 3 = -.... we recommend using gold-plated connectors"
and the cable i bought is an AXL with "Full dynamic response" with "Gold tips for higher quality" . on the rubber cable itself, it says imprinted on it "Proffesional low noise instrument cable".

help?  we know nothing really about mic's, but im assuming the cable is the problem since the booklet says you need an XLR cable, and we have an AXL.


whaddaya' think?


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Re: Microphones [Re: thePatient]
    #3517220 - 12/18/04 03:23 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

I think you should return the AXL and get the XLR.

If that works, then please let us know what you think of the mic. I am thinking of getting a Behringer mic, since they are priced nice, and I have a Behringer mic pre-amp.


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Re: Microphones [Re: thePatient]
    #3520230 - 12/19/04 01:36 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

You need phantom power for that mic.

Also, Behringer makes TERRIBLE product. You should really get something else.


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Re: Microphones [Re: Phoshaman]
    #3520308 - 12/19/04 02:07 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Why is Behringer terrible?


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Re: Microphones *EDIT- new question???* [Re: Adamist]
    #3520483 - 12/19/04 03:05 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Lol 100 bucks isnt going to get you anything good


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Re: Microphones [Re: thePatient]
    #3520492 - 12/19/04 03:08 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

thePatient said:
YaaaAAAaaa.

we went with the Behringer mic:




but we have a problem. it doesnt work.  :confused:
at first, we thought the problem might be in the digital recorder.
so, we plugged it into my amp to no avail.
so, i was thinking it could be the chord i just bought.
in the microphone booklet it says to "Use a balanced XLR microphone cable... pin 1 = shielding; pin2 = +; pin 3 = -.... we recommend using gold-plated connectors"
and the cable i bought is an AXL with "Full dynamic response" with "Gold tips for higher quality" . on the rubber cable itself, it says imprinted on it "Proffesional low noise instrument cable".

help?  we know nothing really about mic's, but im assuming the cable is the problem since the booklet says you need an XLR cable, and we have an AXL.


whaddaya' think?




You need phantom power for that mic man,

http://www.zzounds.com/item--RLLPB223

or check out your local guitar shop they should have it for cheaper.


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Re: Microphones [Re: Darcho]
    #3520814 - 12/19/04 04:39 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

they make low-end products (mics/mixers/preamps) that almost always cut out your mids and sound really distant.

but anyways, to the original poster... unless you plan on getting something that supplies phantom power then you need to get a CARDIOID microphone. what you have there is a condensor.


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Re: Microphones [Re: Phoshaman]
    #3520934 - 12/19/04 05:14 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Are you using your mic to record or play live?

I use a Audio Technica AT4047/sv studio condesor mic for recordings it works well.


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Re: Microphones [Re: runnerup]
    #3524839 - 12/20/04 06:05 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

I use a SHURE SM-7B in my studio

but thats about 5x more than this dude is willing to spend


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Re: Microphones [Re: Phoshaman]
    #3524878 - 12/20/04 06:16 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

thanks to everyone that replied.
somewhere along our pondering, we did realize it was the phantom power that was our problem. I can't decide if i want to try and return the mic (if thats even possible. bought from musicians-friend) and purchase maybe the RODE mic. suggested by Jinx above... or just purchase a phantom power suppy from ebay...


Quote:

you need to get a CARDIOID microphone



the mic is actually a:
Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic


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Re: Microphones [Re: thePatient]
    #3525525 - 12/20/04 10:24 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Get the samson C03. Decent condenser, multipattern response, signal cut, low end cut $100. Voc's sound clean (not too dry either), records overhead percussion real nice too. Can Handle up to 140 dB too. Great deal for 100 bucks IMO.


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