#1
So just curious? What are some different mics that are known to be good at recording the following:

(suggestions should range from good budget to epic, unlimited money quality, however if you suggest an expensive one, suggest a cheap one too please!)

1: Acoustic guitars
2: electric guitar amps
3: drum & precision kits (not counting pitched ones, so pianos, xylophones, marimbas etc are excluded, just sound makers like toms, snares, basses, cowbells, maracas, etc)
4: "pitched" percussion (see above)
5: vocals, both group and solo
6: brass and woodwind intstruments
7: stringed symphonic instruments (violin, double bass, cello, etc)
8: random sounds (gunshots, car doors & horns, fruit squishing, anything random)


Thanks, just trying to get an idea of what's good for what
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#2
Acoustics: Condensers, all the way. I like the Shure KSM44.

Amps: Most often Dynamics (think SM57), but sometimes a little of everything.

Drums: All mic types. Dynamics on Kick/Snare, Condensers on toms/Overheads, Ribbons for Room mics. This goes for most percussion stuff.

Vocal: Whatever suits your fancy. I've seen many different types used.

Brass/Woodwinds: I usually use a Condenser mic (think AKG 414), but sometimes a dynamic mic works fine.

Strings: Same basic principle as Brass/Woodwinds. If you can get a hold of a nice Neumann mic, you're in good shape. (Too bad they're very expensive).

Random stuff: Sound Designers for movies and such will use many types of microphones (and even just a basic microtrack recorder) to capture a sound.
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#4
Any mic will do just about any job though, not necessarily with inspiring ability, but it gets by on a tight budget.
#5
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Vocals: Shure SM58.


True, but there are many other mics out there that do it better. However, if you're on a tight budget, this is a good starting mic.
I can only listen to so many breakdowns and "spoken word" vocals before I wanna puke.

I find Jennette McCurdy attractive, but Elizabeth Gillies and Debby Ryan much more so.

That's enough, Djent people. We get it.