#1
Guitar center is selling a two pack of MXL 990/991 condensor mics and an Audio Buddy pre-amp for $99 USD. Has anyone had experience with these? Is this worth the price? This will be my first condensor mic, good beginner deal? Or is there something else comparable to this, I have about $200 USD. Thanks!

http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product?full_sku=703626
#3
yes thanks, I jumped the gun

But is there anyone elses opinion? I talked to two guys at guitar center and one said definite yes and the other said definite no. Said youd have to have an interface to go through the computer because of tons of hiss and distortion. True?
#4
Quote by jimiismydaddy
yes thanks, I jumped the gun

But is there anyone elses opinion? I talked to two guys at guitar center and one said definite yes and the other said definite no. Said youd have to have an interface to go through the computer because of tons of hiss and distortion. True?


Hell if I know. I'm running through some rather expensive soundcards made especially for "professional" recording... although I did my tests on that with a crappy Emu 404 (which I also did a review of in that thread.

Its at the top of the forum. In it are some reviews of a few soundcards. Read through it and see what you think.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301566

As far as hiss and distortion???? I didn't get any... unless I cranked the input and my internal mixers to the point of spontaneous combustion.

I did notice a little bit of hum from the Audio Buddy after trying it out for about 4 hours though. I even said so in my review of it.
#5
Check out this thread where I used the 990 and 991 on the acoustic (no effects and with the cheapo pre) and I used the 990 alone for the vox (again with the cheapo pre, but I did throw some effects on them).

There's one small bit of electric guitar in it, but its small and wasn't recorded using the mic's.

At least you can get a feel for what the mic's can sound like.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=406545