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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by mojobone » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:22 am

If you're new to multipattern condensers, it's hard to go wrong with the Lauten Atlantis; it's unlikely there's an LDC FET sound you can't get with it, a real desert-island choice. It's a bit beyond your quoted range, but if you don't record large ensembles, it could keep you well-satisfied for decades. If what you're really after is a different flavor, you might want to check out Royer's R-10 ribbon.
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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by Razor7Music » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:08 pm

mojobone wrote:If you're new to multipattern condensers, it's hard to go wrong with the Lauten Atlantis; it's unlikely there's an LDC FET sound you can't get with it, a real desert-island choice. It's a bit beyond your quoted range, but if you don't record large ensembles, it could keep you well-satisfied for decades. If what you're really after is a different flavor, you might want to check out Royer's R-10 ribbon.
Hey Mojo--

I'm liking what I'm reading about the R10. It looks like the main reason I never went ribbon (fragile) has been solved here.
It made my list!
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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by Joya2islam » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:43 pm

Razor7Music wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Hello Group--

I've been doing a low-key search for a large diaphragm condenser mic for live vocals for my small project studio.

Been using a Rode NT-1000 for decades, love it, but it's my only condenser, so I'm looking for another go-to mic for vocals.

As much as I like to window shop those really nice models out there, money is an object for me -- so keeping about $400 - $600 US max is a must for me (even if I buy used).

I've never worked with mics with pad or pattern control, so I don't want to rule those out.

What do you like?

Thanks!!
I have a BD dynamic mic and headphones right now. That is thinking outside the box for stage mics for recording only, but I like thinking outside the box. I'll do a little more research and do a comparison. Thank you!!
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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by Kolstad » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 am

Ive been though a few mics, but the best of the bunch has to be the Shure Beta 27. Quiet, tight and full sounding, works on many sources. Very flat response, and easy to mix. Quite different from your Rode too, so Id encourage you to check the Shure out. Bargain quality.

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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by eeoo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:53 am

For medium price range/bang for buck mics I've always had good success with Audio Technica, I have a 4047 right now as my main vocal mic. That said i just did a tune using a 57 on everything and it killed. My next mic will probably be a Shure sm-7.

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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by Noego » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:47 pm

Advanced Audio gets great reviews. I have Neumann mics but have heard they are quite good and well priced.

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Re: Looking for Mic Recommendations

Post by Razor7Music » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:01 pm

I appreciate all of the suggestions. I wish I still had the option of lining all the mics up through the same setup and just a/b them all.

Thanks!
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