#1
Well....


I am going to build a studio within the next year and I need to start researching some microphones. I am going to get an SM57 of course but I feel I also need a condenser to compliment it. What is the BEST microphone for this? I don't care about price, I am just curious
#2
Royer 121. Besides the SM57 it is one of the most commonly used guitar cab mics in higher end studios.
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#3
Don't bother with condensors. You'll want to use a Ribbon. Better yet, a dual-element ribbon.

It's best to use both a ribbon and a dynamic. Condensors tend to sound too bright and sensitive for cabs.

I'd recommend taking a look at Oktava. Great ribbon mics.
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#4
Royer 121 is a ribbon, and thrice_removed is right by saying it is commonly used in higher end studios, heck if you go over the gearslutz and take a look at the miced guitar cab pictures, you'll find one of those suckers in almost ever pic. But on the other hand it sounds like spending 1,000.00 on a ribbon mic is not really in your budget, and if you could you wouldn't be asking the question in this forum.

Are you looking to blend a condenser and dynamic on a guitar cab, or are you looking for just a multi purpose condenser, to record various things?
#5
i am looking for a condenser (or ribbon) mic to go with a Shure SM57 to record guitar amps. My price range is about $750
#6
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Royer 121 is a ribbon


I realize that, I was referring to the original post.

I would definitely recommend checking out the Oktava ML-52-01. The Royer 121 is a great mic as well.

Just remember, no matter how good your mics are, it's going to sound like ass without proper isolation and good preamps.
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Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger
ISP Decimator
Dual button footswitch
#8
*Oo - good one - I almost forgot about it. Check one of those out as well WlCmToTheJungle. Also look at an SM7b, which many prefer quite a bit to the SM57 for guitar cabs and male vocals. It is very similar in sound to the RE20 so give both a look - you can't go wrong with either.
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