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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2011, 05:36:56 am »
Will do Ragz,
Hope to get down and do something this weekend if time permits.  
 
In my case I want in a condenser like mic (since it is a ribbon) with the all around sound pick up as I hope to use it similar to the video. TB is right though in that it most likely will not be as sweet without that pre. Some of the warmth has to be due to that pre. However if you look at the version II of the same mic for just about $25 more it is plugged into a pre (lesser I am sure than the $1500 deal) a regular interface, then right into the computer. This demo: http://www.cascademicrophones.com/cascade_FAT_HEAD_II.html mics a small guitar amp and it sounds fairly well too. I compared the specs of both Fatheads side by side and to my untrained eye they look very close in sound capabilities. My uses would be quality vocals (leaves me out lol) and acoustic guitar & vocals all in one shot real time. Also setting up from a distance and trying to capture all of the sounds of an acoustic guitar that sound "natural", including hand slaps, barre strings slides and what not.

{Edit} I just looked up the pre this guy used on the fathead 2 in the demo above.. OUCH! If I have the right pre it is over $2300 in price. This is making me wonder if the mic will now have enough "volume" just going into my digimax fs pre... will let you know as that for me is my pre in combo with an RME interface card. Stay tuned!
 
On the Blue mic I just have it by a recording Bud that bought 4 of them that they make a good all around dynamic mic with great side rejection. I am hoping they are like an SM57 & SM58 combined while keeping the mids up. Something you or others have noted on here I found as well. That the Shures are a bit weak in the mids. Since you can not buy a Sure for $59, it is a no brainer to give one a try. I simply can use another input mic and hope it fits the bill. So to me, both for a tad over $250 should cover a lot of ground... For me it better as that is about it for a long time on money for mics...
 
I will try to not only post side by side examples of them but also a review or each.  
 
Till then take care,
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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2011, 05:05:56 am »
Ragz,
I posted a new reply here: http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=26124.0 of the mics I own and my thoughts on them. They include sound file samples. So take a listen and tell me what you think and end up with.

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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2011, 02:56:05 pm »
So Ragz,
Did you ever decide what to do on getting a new mic? I did do some recording with an Elec. Guitar but I did not like the sound of my amp too much. Still learing the Vox VT50. A good chioce for you might be the Blue mic. I mean how could you go wrong at $60?

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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2011, 08:23:27 pm »
So Ragz,
Did you ever decide what to do on getting a new mic? I did do some recording with an Elec. Guitar but I did not like the sound of my amp too much. Still learing the Vox VT50. A good chioce for you might be the Blue mic. I mean how could you go wrong at $60?

LB
yeah. i'm seriously considering that one.
Still making my mind up and not in any big hurry hehe. So many things to consider and buy and look at. That mic will probably be what i end up with.


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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2011, 09:10:11 pm »
Well not sure if you can buy in the States but that rebate for $20 off is over on the 29th I think. I have no idea how long BH will run their sale for... no big as it is a decent mic even for the just under a 100 price.

I was tempted to try and do a song with vocals using the Blue mic but since I would end up singing.... well not so sure any mic will fix my voice.  >:( However when I was messing around trying to come up with a shootout test using an electric guitar, I noticed a lot more differences between the mics. I will try and post something next week using the mics if I get a chance.

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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2011, 03:23:38 am »
Well not sure if you can buy in the States but that rebate for $20 off is over on the 29th I think. I have no idea how long BH will run their sale for... no big as it is a decent mic even for the just under a 100 price.

I was tempted to try and do a song with vocals using the Blue mic but since I would end up singing.... well not so sure any mic will fix my voice.  >:( However when I was messing around trying to come up with a shootout test using an electric guitar, I noticed a lot more differences between the mics. I will try and post something next week using the mics if I get a chance.

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LB
i can buy in the States hehe. i left England for the States 10 years ago.


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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2011, 08:59:19 pm »
Hi.
I am trying to choose a vocal microphone for home recording. Actually, my friend is going to perform vocals. She wants Shure. Is Shure SM58 good for doing home recording? I've found, that it's mostly used for live gigs, but does it mean that it is no good for recording? I'm afraid that Shure is the only option here  :) But we haven't decided yet what model we're going to buy.
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Re: Vocal dynamic mic recommendations wanted
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2011, 11:41:39 pm »
The SM 58 is ok for what you want to do.

But the same still applies to the Blue Mic... is cheaper, well made and possibly a tad more versatile. I own both and give a slight nod to the http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/656679-REG/Blue_ENCORE_100_enCORE_100_Dynamic_Handheld.html.

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