#1
Ok guys and gals I am looking for a great recording microphone for guitar and vocals under $120 dollars I am also wondering how the blue icecle works. I would love to know what microphone you use and even post a recording of you using it. But please could some one tell me what microphone to get under $120 even $80.
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#2
The Blue Icicle is a very simple single input XLR interface that allows you to use proper microphones with your computer.

By guitar do you mean electric or acoustic? because that's a huge difference. A mic that does vocals and acoustic guitar well is pretty easy, most large diaphragm condensers (or even small diaphragm ones) will do the job just fine. A mic that does good vocals and electric on the other hand is a little more difficult, on your budget you will have to compromise one over the other.

For cheap microphones I highly recommend the Behringer microphones. If you can get past the brand name, they are amazing value for money mics. I personally own a B2 Pro and a C1, and regularly use a pair of C2's. The C1 is actually probably the best bet in your price range for vocals and acoustic.
If you're talking electric guitar, then you have to prioritize a little. If guitar is the priority then you want a dynamic mic, the go to would be the SM57/58 but these are average-at-best recording mics for vocals (they're great for live vocals though, indestructible). If vocals are the preference then the aforementioned C1 is probably a good bet, but might require some smart placement and EQ to get a good guitar sound out of.
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Quote by chatterbox272
For cheap microphones I highly recommend the Behringer microphones. If you can get past the brand name, they are amazing value for money mics. I personally own a B2 Pro and a C1, and regularly use a pair of C2's. The C1 is actually probably the best bet in your price range for vocals and acoustic.


I, too, recommend the Behringer C1. I use it regularly for acoustic and vocals.

I used to use it for recording my electric guitar through my amp until I moved out of my childhood home and into my apartment. It sounds okay for clean but for O.D. I prefer direct input and my amp has a mic sim output that sounds A+...

But yeah I agree with chatterbox272. Do you have any recordings you've done with the C1?
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#4
if i could only have one mic it would be a shure sm57

i only have one mic and its a shure sm57

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Quote by snappedstrings6
But yeah I agree with chatterbox272. Do you have any recordings you've done with the C1?

Only this really old kinda average harsh vocal cover of Violence by ADTR from 2013
#6
Haha that was brilliant.
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BUTTS.

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