#1
So I am pretty new to the world of recording and could definitely use some advice on what kind of mic to buy. I would mainly use it for vocals, but occasional would want to be able to use it for small drums or snares or even just for random sounds I create. I would like to spend as little money as possible....
#2
Quit being poor and buy a Sure SM58. Industry standard. (And if you actually want to do music you will soon realize that $100 is cheap.)
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Quit being poor and buy a Sure SM58. Industry standard. (And if you actually want to do music you will soon realize that $100 is cheap.)

This, pretty much.
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#4
I think a good bang for the buck when it comes to mics is the MXL V63M, I've been using it for a while and I love it, and its only $100.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/mxl-v63m-condenser-studio-microphone
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#6
In this case, I would recommend either an SM57 or a Sennheiser e835.

As mics go, both are in the same price ballpark, and both are relatively inexpensive, but you will need to count on spending about $100 for a used one.

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Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

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Quote by d.c.guitar
I think a good bang for the buck when it comes to mics is the MXL V63M, I've been using it for a while and I love it, and its only $100.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/mxl-v63m-condenser-studio-microphone


I'd be wary of using any condensor on a snare.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
#8
I wouldn't buy a SM57/58 if you planned on doing Primarily Vocals. You're gonna want a condenser mic like what d.c. suggested (though I'd prob go with an AT2020 since their much better).

You aren't going to find a good mic for less than $100. If you have to buy one, get an AT2020 for your vocals then get a SM57/58 down the road for random shit.

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#9
Quote by axemanchris
In this case, I would recommend either an SM57 or a Sennheiser e835.

As mics go, both are in the same price ballpark, and both are relatively inexpensive, but you will need to count on spending about $100 for a used one.

CT


I think you can find new ones at Guitar Center for exactly $100, actually. And sometimes they're on sale. It's a great value there.
#10
What kind of interface do you have? If it has phantom power, I'd second the AT2020 suggestion.

To Axemanchris: I've heard of pencil condensers being used on snares quite often. I actually tried it once a while back and while I dont seem to remember it being right for the song, it really wasn't much of a problem volume wise on the mic (if that's what you're getting at). I could be wrong, but it seems that most newer condensers aren't as fragile as they used to be.
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Get a SM57 instead. They are way more versatile.

Agreed. But why not buy an SM58 and unscrew the little silver ball?

Boom! SM57

Want a 58? Screw the ball back on.

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Agreed. But why not buy an SM58 and unscrew the little silver ball?

Boom! SM57

Want a 58? Screw the ball back on.

Magic.


Because for RECORDING VOCALS they are NOT very versatile. Yes, the 57/58 works well on some voices (Bono being one notable one...) and screaming, a decent condenser will get you much better results on most voices and most styles. Since a style of singing was not specified, we are recommending one that will truly be more versatile.