#1
well me and my band, have a gig on the saturday and yes its out first serious gig,
i mean we do play open mics every 2 weeks but thats just normals for us
anyway..
just one question about mics..
where gogin to buy new mics very very soon, and i was wondering what we should buy..
live on saturday we'll be using a 'rode NT-3' its a condensor mic is that a problem?
we have practise today, and it sounds really really good... but, is it not advisable because its a condensor?
we play alternative/indie/"the cure" style..
so the questions are...

1. is it ok to use a condensor mic live?

2. should we buy dynamic mic or condensor for our vocals?

3. whats models and kidns should we buy, either dynmaic or condensor.

we have the choise im a little confused..
please help
thanks
Last edited by heavenishell at Feb 11, 2009,
#2
A condenser mic will give a better, clearer sound but they are more delicate and expensive. Dynamic mics are usually used live because they can be thrown around more and tend to be cheaper. A Shure SM58 is a good, solid vocal mic.
#3
use on of those big elvis style mics
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#4
so other then condensers needing more care there ok to use live?
we dont abuse out gear and they will be taken care of..
we want somethign with a better sound then a sm58..
thats why we thought condenser..
so its it ok..
btw the shure mics (birdcage) ones doo look awesome hahah
anyone with any experence..???
the model is... Sure 55sh series II

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#5
Shure is used alot for guitars and vocals, because they are good in the midrange;

For live I'd suggest a dynamics mic. Although with micing drums it's a bit different cause hihats and kick drum are like the extreme opposites in frequencies, so you might wanna check what mics complements those frequencies better.


Shure's are overall best price/quality.

Akg are extremely good mics too, but they are usually a bit more expensive ranging from 100 - 300 dollars for 1 of the cheapest, and going up too as far as 1000+ bucks.

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Last edited by xxdarrenxx at Feb 11, 2009,
#6
well were only getting a good live mic for the vocals..
cos out singer wnats a better mic..
so yeah we have a budget of 500AUD! (australia)
soo yeah..
the rode nt3 sounds really goo dbut..
and were careful with our mics
so yeah..
im not sure..
#7
Quote by heavenishell
well were only getting a good live mic for the vocals..
cos out singer wnats a better mic..
so yeah we have a budget of 500AUD! (australia)
soo yeah..
the rode nt3 sounds really goo dbut..
and were careful with our mics
so yeah..
im not sure..


Ah okey, in that case, I don't know, I'm not a singer

Srry;

Maybe you could check out people that you know with high quality vocals too ask.

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#8
ok thanks for your help
yeah it wasn't a guitar micing question.. yeah..
im just gonna get some dynamics for that soon.
mic my valve junior stack up hehe
xD
so it will sound better
thanks for you help every one
i think were gonna go with a condenser, and get a preamp aswel
thanks x
#9
NO condenser mics live. JUST DON'T! The fact that you need to handle with care is one thing. But They are too sensitive, if you move your head away from the mic, you'll hear the drums!

Preamp is something you need almost always. So go ahead and buy one for sure. But seriously go for some Shure SM 58's or something. Just make sure it's a dynamic mic
#10
we practised with the condenser before and it didn't pickup the drums..
soo ermm idk...
i knwo there sensitive.. but yeah.. our singer has it with her and she stands with it so yeah..
idk...
anything above a sm58?
what about a 'rode m2'? its a live condenser
Last edited by heavenishell at Feb 11, 2009,
#11
well if she holds it in her hands she'll be blocking it most of the time with her body. But as a stationary mic....

Dynamic is simply the most safe way for live. Your sound quality will be a mess anyway so investing n a condenser for live is still quite .... unnecessary.
moving on...
If your want to exceed the Sm 58 you might want to check our some Sennheiser stuff.
#12
alright thanks, its also a mic which will be for recording to so yeah. i guess i'll just have to go with a dynamic on then :/
damn that nt3 sounded soo good
hahah ohhh well
i'll haev a look at them thanks
#13
if your using it for recording too then get condenser mic.

it'll be well worth the extra money.
i still dont see what wrong with using one live
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The Rode live condensor is getting really good reviews.

In general, though, you really have to be careful about feedback with condensors.

For live vocals, I swear by my Sennheiser e835. WAY better (for me) than a 58, and about the same price.

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#15
at least your getting a mike.
we auditioned for a gig and the singer didn't bring his mike .
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#16
yeah were thinking about getting th rode m2, live condenser, but still not sure, also depends on whats in store at the time haha
so yeah..
we'll know by friday i hope haha.
#17
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The Rode live condensor is getting really good reviews.

In general, though, you really have to be careful about feedback with condensors.

For live vocals, I swear by my Sennheiser e835. WAY better (for me) than a 58, and about the same price.

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