#1
Im almost compeltely broke, but my band hassles me to record riffs and the breakdowns and solos, over and over so they can get beats and lyrics down, and my ****ty 10$ webcam mic doesnt cut it.

Right now all my money is in a fund for a new amp so i need something really cheap, that doesnt sound too mediocre, but it doesnt have to be pro. just to use for about 3 weeks.

the marshall emulated line out sounds terrible

Hell, my friend uses a guitar hero mic, and it sounds pretty legit.

is there anything under 15 bucks or soemthing liek that?

Thanks in advance.
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Schecter Damien 6 (mod with 81/85 emg)
Ibanez Xiphos
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#2
15 bucks? i don't know, my friend used to use a rock band mic for his vocal recordings, like your friend. but then he saved up and bought a cheap condenser mic with a filter, and now everything sounds professional
#4
i dont want pro quality. i want a cheap mic for recording temporarily
My Rig
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Schecter Damien 6 (mod with 81/85 emg)
Ibanez Xiphos
Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 <3
Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#7
If you have a video camera use that. I personally use a 10 dollar dynamic (karaoke) mic for vocals. Its not that bad, actually. I mainly get away with it do to my preamp being pretty good (Line 6 Pod Farm) and the fact that I mostly do screams. If you just want recordings for the purpose you've pointed out, then that should do you well.
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#8
my video cam is old as hell.
My Rig
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Schecter Damien 6 (mod with 81/85 emg)
Ibanez Xiphos
Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 <3
Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#9
I've used some of the cheap ($20-30) nady mics when I first started recording and they'll work just fine.
#10
I highly recommend the Behringer C-1U at $69, that's the lowest price I can think of. Anything cheaper is going to be no better than the onboard mic of a good digicam.

And why the hell would you recommend an SM57?
#11
I actually agree with beyondthegrave. I've recorded a riff or two with my buddie's guitar hero mic and the quality was definitely acceptable for your purposes aka just getting the riffs down for basic playback.
#13
anyones?
My Rig
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Schecter Damien 6 (mod with 81/85 emg)
Ibanez Xiphos
Peavey Vypyr Tube 120 <3
Digitech RP250 (for Sale)
#14
Maybe google for the specs of the Guitar Hero mic and try find a mic with the same specs? In my head it sounds like it should work :P
#15
lol.. its not just aberdeen.. its like any asian mall in richmond is poorly designed for parking.. look at parker and empire centre. empire centre is the worst.. who puts a supermarket right inthe middle of no where and then you have parkerplace where ppl Make their own parking spots on the top floor.. and then in aberdeen.. u go in circles and you have some crazy chinese guy in a m3.. whippin around corners without looking to see if there is any opposing traffic. or then you have some housewife.. practicing her rear end parking skillz.
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#17
Dude if you want to improve on a s**** $10 mic you really have to spend at least $60, and really over $100, or else you'll just end up with a different type of s*** sound....

[EDIT] Also, while you're at it, read up about mics. That's a dynamic and is really only useful for live vocals (I'm sure someone uses dynamics to record vocals in the studio, but I hate them personally, you can just get a half-decent LD condensor for the same price). You're looking at a small-diaphragm condensor for micing amps. Just save up for an SM57, you'll be kicking yourself otherwise.
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#18
with the crap gear you use you don't need a mic.. you can just record out from your line 6 or your RP.. right into your soundcard.