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I am deciding on getting a mic or 2 for vocal, my acustic guitar, and maybe a guitar amp. And so far, I have considered the Rode NT1, Audio Technica AT3035, and Shure 57.
Right now, I am thinking about getting either NT1 or AT3035 to mic the sound hole of my acustic guitar, and a 57 at a distant (1:3 method) What do you guys think? Or should I just get a pair of 57?
AS you can see, my budget for 2 mics are around $200-$300. WHat can I do with that low budget to get the best sound out of my guitar and vocal?
Or should i get a POD line6 and let it handle my guitar sounds, and get a large condenser for vocal? (of course this will go over my budget a bit, but, any opinion would still be great)
Please help out, thanks
01-16-2002, 10:46 AM
I would definitely get an SM57, they are the all purpose mics for recording, you really can't go wrong here. They are also good at handling high SPL's so you can mic a guitar cabinet/amp pretty close while it's blaring and not hurt the mic and still achieve a decent sound. I like Audio Technica a lot too, these mics are quiet (meaning low self noise), great for guitars and vocals, I'm sure they are great on drums but haven't had the chance to try that yet. Both these mics are going to be consistent sounding and they will be in your mic cabinet for some time to come. So if I had to spend $200 to $300 dollars on mics, I would get the SM57 and the AT3035.
Just my thoughts
01-16-2002, 12:25 PM
You could get a pair of AKG C1000S condensers. This is very good condenser mic well suited for either acoustic or electric guitar and vocals. They come with an adapter for switching polar pattern's and a mic clip.
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01-25-2002, 05:37 PM
the sm 57 is always a good choice. I would suggest also getting a pair of Oktava MK-012's. Much nicer than any C-1000, in my opinion, but you have to try them all out at the store to make sure you get a matched (or as close as your ear's can tell) Pair.
01-29-2002, 07:31 AM
I agree with invisablemike I like the oktava mics. They are cheap also. If you are using a PC based DAW system then I'd recomend Amp Farm for your electric guitar sounds. I've seen it as low as 100 bucks on ebay so for 5 hundred you can have two otkava mics and an amp farm plug in for DAW and have killer results on a budget.
One thing you need to be aware of with Amp Farm is that it's only a Pro Tools TDM plugin. That means it won't work with Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, or even the LE version of Pro Tools. It's a very DSP-intensive plugin and requires dedicated horsepower to run. Great plugin though-
01-29-2002, 08:43 AM
I didn't realize that my friend uses it and it sounds great but he also uses protools....I just mic a mesa boogie dual rectifier head...he he. it's the bomb.
No need to apologize...I'd just hate to have you or someone else buy it and then not be able to use it, especially if you bought it on eBay where you couldn't return it. But you've got a Boogie...sounds like you're set.
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