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Old 07-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Question Microphones and Guitar Pedals

Alright, I need help deciding... Should I get a microphone effects pedal and save up for a microphone amp... Or should I just get a mic that has a 1/4th inch input and use guitar pedals and such. I've been considering doing that because of whammy pedals and major detune pedals, but I am still unsure...
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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I don't know what you're wanting to achieve or what you're asking.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:22 AM   #3
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An example of your desired sound would be helpful, to say the least...
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:38 AM   #4
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Neither. Learn to be more creative and expressive with your voice.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:23 AM   #5
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What exactly are you trying to do? Sorry, I'm totally confuzzled. More info required.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:58 AM   #6
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I think he's trying to add fx to his vocals.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:24 AM   #7
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If it's for singing: Microphone FX

If it's for guitar: Guitar FX

Easy!
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:26 AM   #8
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If it's for singing: Microphone FX

If it's for guitar: Guitar FX

Easy!

Why?
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:33 AM   #9
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^ Because guitar pedals are designed to compliment the frequency content of guitars. Mic ones are full range, so it wouldn't necessarily be a problem to use a mic one on guitar.

However, with the difference in impedance between mic and instrument level signals, running a guitar through a mic preamp isn't going to get good results unless you get a DI box either side, which will colour your tone unless you spend a fair bit of money.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:40 AM   #10
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Why?

Yeah, yeah, that actually does make sanse!

He's asking if he should get some cool vocal effects processor like the dicitech voice live,
Or just get a microphone with a 1/4" output (which actually don't exist, he wants an XLR--->1/4" jack cable) and use his guitar effects.

I'd get the voice effects, the frequency range in which they operate is not exactly the same so they'll probably sound just "meh" instead of "wow this effect is sooooo cool, you gotta try it pal".

And, I'm not sure if the impedance maching thing would create problems.
I'd say it's better not to spend money just to discover that it doesn't work (or it sounds really bad, depending on which the problem could be).

Edit: damn, tim got here first :P
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:45 AM   #11
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^ If that's what TS means then I suggest not plugging your microphone into a guitar amp for anything but practice. Firstly, impedance again. Secondly, guitar amps are incredibly imperfect in terms of frequency response. Finally, an XLR to jack converter unbalances the mic's signal and will leave it more susceptible to interference.

TS, hope this is all helping!
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:59 AM   #12
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None of what either of you said makes any sense.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:36 AM   #13
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^ What don't you understand?
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