#1
I want to get a mic reasonably cheaply.
Something for practice and mainly recording.
It needs to work plugged into an amp jack socket and for recording through a Line 6 TonePort GX (ie the one with just a guitar entry and not mic) or just plugged straight into a computer like a headset.
I'm guessing I need a battery-powered mic for it to work. What type would that be, dynamic, condensor, what?
Thanks

Please don't reply telling me to buy proper kit, a PA system or whatever. If I could afford it that would be my question but I just want A MIC.
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#2
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#3
That wholly depends on what you think is "reasonably cheap".
Originally posted by DatsunsRule
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#4
Well I guess the correct term would be cheap.
30-35 quid
But that would be just the mic, not stand or cable.
So would it have to be an active mic?

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#5
Sweet, we've got some good shops around here for gear. I'm not too hot on microphone types but an active mic would require 'phantom power' to power the pre-amp in it. My active mic can plug straight into my amp, no problem but I did have an old passive karaoke mic that didn't work. You'll need to find out a bit more about that. Anyway, aside from that, this looks like a pretty good buy http://www.guitar.co.uk/recording/microphones/1785-sennheiser_e815sj_microphone for the price. You could maybe get something nice second hand as well.

P.S. I know it's annoying but it's really worth saving up for good gear and not get stuck with middle of the road stuff. I've got a Shure SM-57 and 58 and they're superb quality and they've never let me down.
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#6
Cheers for that Dogmeat.
I'll see what I can afford.
I live just round the corner from Guitarguitar.
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#7
Just grab a cheap dynamic mic and a cheap preamp. This setup should get you by for just about every situation you'll come across. It's not pro quality but it will certainly get the job done.

Nady Starpower 9 Microphone $10
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Nady-StarPower-9-Microphone?sku=277093

ART Tube PREAMP $30
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/ART-Tube-MP-Studio-Mic-Preamp?sku=180581

Not sure what that translates to in your currency, but it should be quite affordable.

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