#1
There's a bunch of microphones out there ranging from £10-£40, but what are the decent ones out of them?

I'm not expecting super quality, but I need something that will work for live vocals, busking and maybe amateur recording.

Any ideas?
#2
Shure SM57.
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#3
SM57s are good, but they're out of his price range...
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#4
You really want a Shure SM58 for vocals and 57 for guitar and recording purposes but if you're just looking to get one... I'd probably pick the 57. Btw £10-40 won't realllly get you what you need you'll have to stretch the budget a liiiitle.

Simples.
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#6
I'll be honest, a mic for £40 or less is nothing other than a waste of money. It's worth getting something which is good quality and reliable.
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#7
thanks, appreciated so basically buying something for £40 would be little or no improvement over my crappy microphone which came from a set when i was like 10 years old?

i'll have to get saving and go for a sennheiser or shure in time.
#8
It will be an improvement but imo, it wouldn't really be worth it.
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What's with the bloody Shure worship on this forum?

It's the industry standard at not extortionate prices.
How about you suggest something else as opposed asking obnoxious questions?
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#11
indeed, suggestions are appreciated!

what can you get that is better than shure around that price range?
#13
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indeed, suggestions are appreciated!

what can you get that is better than shure around that price range?


Shure's own PG58 is actually alright for the price, though it's a little dark. We've got one as a spare mic for jam nights and it's fine for occasional use.]

I'd go with the Samson Q7, which is exceptional quality for £35.


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How about you suggest something else as opposed asking obnoxious questions?

People constantly throwing around misleading phrases like 'industry standard' means that half the kids on UG are convinced that SM57s are the best mics in the world.
Hardly anyone seems to understand that yes, they're used by 75% of studios for mic'ing up amps and snare drums, and do a great job, but are pretty poor at micing up, say, acoustic guitar, percussion or vocals.

UG bandwaggoning means that any thread with 'microphone' in the title is now guaranteed to get at least three misinformed comments along the lines of 'SM57 is the industry standard'.
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#14
nice one, i'll check out the samson is any brand of XLR cable specifically recommended? or will any brand do?
#15
Just so long as it isn't so cheap you feel you have to jump on it it should be ok
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