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If I use a condenser microphone to record vocals to a track, will the microphone pick up the other tracks from the speakers?

also I would like to have a microphone for recording and practice, but at the moment I can only afford one microphone, so what kind should I get? a condenser microphone or just a basic one that I can record with and practice with?

also sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this in, I looked all over and couldn't find one that this seemed appropriate to post in, please let me know if there is a thread in which I could have posted this. thanks.
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#3
Depends on the polar pattern of the mic.
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Condenser Microphobes are people who are afraid of condenser microphones- I hope this helps.
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Quote by Vredesbyrd23
If I use a condenser microphone to record vocals to a track, will the microphone pick up the other tracks from the speakers?

also I would like to have a microphone for recording and practice, but at the moment I can only afford one microphone, so what kind should I get? a condenser microphone or just a basic one that I can record with and practice with?

also sorry if this is the wrong thread to post this in, I looked all over and couldn't find one that this seemed appropriate to post in, please let me know if there is a thread in which I could have posted this. thanks.

yes it would. condenser microphones tend to pick up all ambient noise from the surrouding area, so if you're going to be using one, make sure you're in a quiet room and you're using headphones to listen to the other tracks.
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It's usually best to record vocals (or anything for that matter) while listening through headphones. Generally, any mic is going to pick up some sound from behind, and condensers are more sensitive than other mics (although ribbons tend to be naturally bi-directional...yadda yadda yadda). I would suggest getting a good old dynamic mic for recording and practice, try a Shure SM57, they work great for vocals and instruments alike. In fact, RHCP used only SM57's and 58's on their Blood.Sugar.Sex.Magic album.
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You want both instruments and vocals? Get the shure SM-57

You want vocals only? Get the SM-58

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yes it would. condenser microphones tend to pick up all ambient noise from the surrouding area, so if you're going to be using one, make sure you're in a quiet room and you're using headphones to listen to the other tracks.


okay thank you, I think I'll go with a standard one because my house is usually pretty noisy, with my parents watching TV and my brother playing guitar upstairs and stuff, not to mention all the cars going past.
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You want both instruments and vocals? Get the shure SM-57

You want vocals only? Get the SM-58

I'd recommend a Sennhieser E835 over that. To me the SM-58 sounds too thin and sterile.

EDIT: The SM-57 does even more, but it handles instruments better.
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