rostacocoa
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#1
Hey,

I just got a one-pedal BOSS looper, which has been pretty fun to play around with. I really want to get a microphone though for other instruments that I can't plug in..

I've been hearing different things about the mic I need. Whether its a compression one or regular one orr? I have no idea..just looking to spend something entryish-level that would'nt be a crazy amount of money but still sounds good.

If you have any suggestions and/or can let me know what type that'd be appreciated so much!

Thanks!
axemanchris
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#2
Mics are a lot like saws. There are many different kinds for many different purposes.

small diaphragm condenser
large diaphragm condenser
ribbon
pressure zone (aka boundary)
small diaphragm dynamic
large diaphragm dynamic

And then within those are different polar patterns:
hypercardiod
cardiod
omni
figure-8

... and then within those are all the different variables that the manufacturers determine in the design of each model of their mics.

Like saws where you *could* use a scroll saw to cut a board, you *could* use a small diaphragm omni condenser on a lead vocal... but in neither case is it the best choice.

What do you want to record with the microphone?

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.
rostacocoa
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#3
Quote by axemanchris
Mics are a lot like saws. There are many different kinds for many different purposes.

small diaphragm condenser
large diaphragm condenser
ribbon
pressure zone (aka boundary)
small diaphragm dynamic
large diaphragm dynamic

And then within those are different polar patterns:
hypercardiod
cardiod
omni
figure-8

... and then within those are all the different variables that the manufacturers determine in the design of each model of their mics.

Like saws where you *could* use a scroll saw to cut a board, you *could* use a small diaphragm omni condensehir on a lead vocal... but in neither case is it the best choice.

What do you want to record with the microphone?

CT


Hey thanks!! I would be mostly using it to record my acoustic instruments with my looper (cajon, tambpurine, melody horn, acoustic guitar, etc) would also be hoping to record a bit of vocals for looping or singing. Thanks again!!
DisarmGoliath
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Quote by FireHawk
Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.

Haven't said this in a while, but still... QFT!

It should be in your sig, Chris - "The king of relating things to other things"
Hey, look. Sigs are back.
oneblackened
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#6
Quote by rostacocoa
Hey thanks!! I would be mostly using it to record my acoustic instruments with my looper (cajon, tambpurine, melody horn, acoustic guitar, etc) would also be hoping to record a bit of vocals for looping or singing. Thanks again!!

I would say some kind of Large Diaphragm condenser. Keep in mind you need an interface with phantom power for one, though.
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axemanchris
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#8
@ Disarm and Firehawk - thanks!

I guess it's a good thing I went into teaching, then.

Oh, and sigged...

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.
FireHawk
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#9
Quote by JayCartay
I'm just getting started with home recording myself, and am using this for acoustic and vocals:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEHRINGER-C-3-STUDIO-CONDENSER-MICROPHONE-NEW-/150903765644?pt=UK_Music_Instruments_Microphones_MJ&hash=item232290ba8c#ht_1504wt_754

It's cheap and you can get better, but I'm well pleased with mine so far.

The c-1 is my secret mic actually lol. The issue with those mics (atleast the c-1) is the crazy bass response. And the mids are a little strong. If you work with it though you can make a nice eq setting that can clear it up and give a good starting point. Those behringer mics with EQing sound good (obviously the key is get a mic with no EQing involved but you have to start somewhere.
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axemanchris
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#10
Quote by FireHawk

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W00T got sigged. Chris though you need a book for some stuff you say. Like why pirating is bad and the difference between analouge and digital recording.


Hehe... maybe a blog would be easier.

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.