Decent mic for home recording?

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Decent mic for home recording?

#1 Post by bancika » Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:07 am

Can you suggest decent and unexpensive mic for home recording, of course for guitar?
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#2 Post by stu_hig » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:57 am

I assume you mean electric guitar? A good inexpensive mic for mic'ing an amp is the Shure SM57. You will have to experiment with different positions to get the best sound etc..

Hope this helps. :)

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#3 Post by bancika » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:32 am

how about more cheaper models. 90$ + shipping isn't cheap for Serbia :) Plus, I don't think I'll ever have sound card good enough to notice small differences

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#4 Post by Gastric Sumo » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:23 am

I like the AKG C-1000. It's about $200(at most), but you can probably get it cheaper. If you want a decent mic, you probably want a condenser mic, and those you have to pay extra for. It is a good all around mic for my studio use.

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#5 Post by 5thD » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:21 pm

Gastric Sumo wrote:I like the AKG C-1000. It's about $200(at most), but you can probably get it cheaper. If you want a decent mic, you probably want a condenser mic, and those you have to pay extra for. It is a good all around mic for my studio use.

ditto, amazing mic on everything

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#6 Post by bancika » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:08 am

Too expensive :(

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#7 Post by Logic » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:18 pm

SM 57
58 for vocals

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#8 Post by lydian7 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:12 am

Logic wrote:SM 57
58 for vocals
+1

I'd go for the SM57, because it's a great 'all purpose' mic for both vocals and instruments. The SM57 & 58 are actually one and the same, except the 58 has a wind-shield whereas the 57 is designed for direct micing.

F.Y.I Satch used the SM57 to record Flying in a Blue Dream, and I'm sure Steve has used it to record countless songs also. It's THE industry standard mic for recording guitars, and the choice of the president to amplify his speeches (I don't know if that is an incentive or a deterant though). ;)

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#9 Post by merlinlake78 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:18 am

And ahh .. for us Europeans .. anybody know around here ( netherlands ) what the best priced mic's are ? ...

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#10 Post by Logic » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:43 pm

Funny enough the SM 57's and SM58's are inexpencive.

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#11 Post by bancika » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:44 pm

Yeah, here especially. Is there any less expensive, I mean 90$ + shipping isn't cheap for me :roll:
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#12 Post by Logic » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:47 pm

If your not looking for high end stuff I will say I have a PG58 by Shure and it works very well. about $50.00.

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#13 Post by bancika » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:52 pm

yeah, something like that. within 50$ :)

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#14 Post by lydian7 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:53 pm

bancika wrote:yeah, something like that. within 50$ :)
If you want a piece of junk that will break in a few months and sounds like shit, then go for a cheap mic. If you want an industry standard mic that will last you a life-time, then go for the Shure SM57. It's really not that expensive compared to alot of other mics, and I'm sure a good music shop could order you one in. :)

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#15 Post by Logic » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:09 pm

Sigh,
The PG 58 will work out fine. try it and see. It is made by Shure and they don't make junk.

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