Which microphone should I buy?

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  1. Jackangus

    Jackangus Senior Member

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    Just ordered from Amazon the MXL 770 Cardioid mic.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    It probably won't be much better than the on board zoom mics. It gets good reviews, so, it's a thing. You could afford a dynamic too then? All the best.
     
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    drpietrzak Senior Member

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    I really like Heil's P-30.
     
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    Gem23 Senior Member

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    Yes, a great mic company. Unfortunately rare over here.
     
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    I've used the Sterling ST55 Condenser mic to record my acoustic guitar and voice at home.

    It has worked well for me and I think guitar center has them at clearance prices these days.

    Only caveat is that I don't have a lot of recording experience so I can't tell you how good the quality is relative to other mics (it's the first and only condenser mic i've ever owned). All I can tell you is that for my home recording purposes it has done a really good job.
     
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    TheWGuitar Senior Member

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    I have to +1 that one for sure. I have 2 MXL 990s and a 991. I record my vocals and acoustic guitars, and drum overhead with the 990's, and have done vocals and acoustic with the 991 as well. The 991 has saved me when I needed to sing and play guitar at the same time (which I suck at, but am getting a little better). I would look down at what I was playing, and lose singing volume when using an SM58. The 991's condenser has a wider pickup pattern than an SM58, so my singing level remains consistent even when looking down at the guitar for a second...but it rejects a ton of stuff to the sides and behind it that a 990 would otherwise pick up. So it's perfect in my little basement studio for singing into for live recorded jams.

    Overall, those are dynamite mics for how cheap they are, I think they sound very pleasant with good low end response as well.
     
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    Great video of Sting using sm58, he can use anything really cause his vocal is incredible by itself and not to many mics will fvck that quality but i agree, in most cases 58 will do very nice job using the mic preamp.

    I came across this Beyerdynamic tgx 58 mic, i think it's their version of sm58 but with a little tailoring, bit more lows and highs, in a good way. Fairly good on acoustics and my Baritone vocal range ( european classical - tenor2/baritone voice). Just my voice through range in the link below. Street price of this mic should be about $50

     
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