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Old 02-04-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Recommend a good mic to record metal vocals thats relatively cheap?

Im not looking to spend to much, but I'd also like a quality mic that lasts me a long while. You guys know of any?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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How cheap is "relatively cheap"?
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:47 PM   #3
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Shure SM58S or SM57.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #5
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This is what I use to record vocals for my band Subek.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:51 PM   #6
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@Skynyrd im thinking like 50-60 bucks maximum. Im pretty damn broke.
@theogonia i think you linked me to the wrong site, its like audio software and sounds?
And thanks so far folks ill look at all the suggestions

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:52 PM   #7
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Tr to find a used Shure SM57. Things are rugged as all hell.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:58 PM   #8
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Just get an SM57 or 58 (whichever the vocal one is)
Anything less and you'll regret it
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #9
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@theogonia i think you linked me to the wrong site, its like audio software and sounds?


Nope, I definitely linked you to the right site.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:05 AM   #10
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Shure SM58S or SM57.

NO! BAD! Those are better for recording instruments.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:17 AM   #11
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NO! BAD! Those are better for recording instruments.

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Try reposting this thread in the recording forums. You'll get better answers. I've had a lot of help from those guys.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...isplay.php?f=40

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http://www.shure.com/americas/produ...ocal-microphone
not the sm58
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #12
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NO! BAD! Those are better for recording instruments.


The SM58 is a vocal mic...

And yes, if you're on a budget it's probably your best bet. Tried and true.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:19 AM   #13
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True. But even so...he'd be MUCH better served by going to the recordings forum. Let TS move it there please.

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The SM58 is a vocal mic...

And yes, if you're on a budget it's probably your best bet. Tried and true.

Tried and true doesn't mean it'll sound good for TS's voice.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:21 AM   #14
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NO! BAD! Those are better for recording instruments.

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http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...isplay.php?f=40

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Well, normally you'd use a large diaphram condenser mic for vocals, but he did say 50-60 bucks. Maybe you can get a used LDC for about that little, but I'm not sure even then would it sound better than an SM57 or SM58. Halfway decent LDCs tend to start at around $150 and good ones start around $300. From there you can go up to $7,000 easy without much noticeable difference.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:28 AM   #15
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Budget of $50-60? No microphone in that price range is 'good' for anything, apart from being an expensive hammer or paperweight, I suppose.


Also, for the guy claiming the '58 is a better vocal mic than the '57, they're exactly the same thing albeit with a different windshield. If you remove the bubble windshield from a '58 you have pretty much the same mic in your hand, but without the plastic flares on the side, and without a protective cover for the diaphragm.

Neither are great for recording vocals, albeit in specific situations - this may be one of them, but I'd much rather have a decent LDC for tracking vocals in general with.
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Tried and true doesn't mean it'll sound good for TS's voice.


Look Sam, I'm kinda drunk so I can't really be bothered to argue. But you're an asshole.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #17
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i can do 100 because Im realizing I wasn't being sensible and am very ignorant in mics, but I simply cant afford to go higher than that.

And yeah, am I missing something here? Im new.
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i can do 100 because Im realizing I wasn't being sensible and am very ignorant in mics, but I simply cant afford to go higher than that.

And yeah, am I missing something here? Im new.

Well, for $100 I believe you can get an AT2020 if you look for B-stock or used items (check eBay and stores ex-demo offers etc.). That would be much better than using an SM58.


Also, if you mean why are people not being quite so friendly, we have a Recording forum here which is the sort of place you could go and ask this (in our Official Chat Thread) and get answers from a higher ratio of people who actually record this sort of thing, to people who have a microphone lying around to mess around with or make quick guitar demos with.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:36 AM   #19
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i can do 100 because Im realizing I wasn't being sensible and am very ignorant in mics, but I simply cant afford to go higher than that.

And yeah, am I missing something here? Im new.




Yeah, you better step it up to 100, because if you buy a 60 dollar mic, I promise you'll want to replace it within hours. Go for an SM58.


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Well, for $100 I believe you can get an AT2020 if you look for B-stock or used items (check eBay and stores ex-demo offers etc.). That would be much better than using an SM58.



This is also good advice, but always be cautious when purchasing used musical equipment.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:38 AM   #20
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Chuckles, why you gotta be like that?

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