#1
hey guys

I was looking on Kijiji and found a used SM 57 in good condition for $60. I would be using this mic for recording vocals and acoustic guitar for my folk music. Is this mic gona do what I need?
#2
It will, but if those are your two main sound sources, a large diaphragm condenser would be WAY better. You can swing a halfway decent one used in the $100 USD range.
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#3
If $60 is top of your budget then go for it. It'll do what you want. If you can go a little higher look for an LDC, as Sid said. It will sound a bit nicer if you get a decent one
#4
An MXL 990/991 bundle would do you much better for those sources (and I generally dislike both mics), and can be found at a similar price range used.
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Quote by MatrixClaw
An MXL 990/991 bundle would do you much better for those sources (and I generally dislike both mics), and can be found at a similar price range used.


Hell, you can find them new bundled together $70 shipped on eBay. Though at that point you're getting into the price range of a used AT2020 and those are miles better than the overpriced paperweight they call the MXL 990
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Hell, you can find them new bundled together $70 shipped on eBay. Though at that point you're getting into the price range of a used AT2020 and those are miles better than the overpriced paperweight they call the MXL 990


the AT2020 is $62 new on amazon at the moment
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the AT2020 is $62 new on amazon at the moment


Even better. I usually don't check amazon since eBay is the same or cheaper
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#8
Always choose a new mic over a used one - you never know how who's spit is in the used one...


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