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iamok
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:05 pm Reply with quote
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Hi guys,

My band and I are currently looking for mics in order to do some recording, since we don't know to much about them, and the guys at steves just try and makes us buy the most expensive one, I figured I'd ask the experts.

we're looking for a mic(s) that we can use on all of instruments: drums, bass and guitar. Something that can handle distortion, but can also clean enought for acoustic guitar or bass and maybe vocals.

we are not really sure whether or we should just buy a single, more expensive, mic or if we should get a set of drum mics for the same price.

we are not really looking to spend more then $200-$300,all suggestions will be considered regardless of price. One single mic is fine as long as we can use it for everything

sorry for the long read and bad grammer, english as a second language...

Thanks for the help!

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tormentinfire
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:45 pm Reply with quote
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How good do you need it to sound?

If you were to get a set of drum mics, would anyone in your band know what to do with them?

serious questions, btw.
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support the troops nigga
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tormentinfire
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:09 pm Reply with quote
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:00 am Reply with quote
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Get a Shure: 57, beta 52a and beta 58a.

Those will take care of vocals, guitars and bass, but drums will still require some over head condensers and more mics depending on the size of the kit.

57: snare, guitar cab: mid range stuff....
58a: floor toms, guitar cab, bass cab: mid-low end stuff
52a: kick, bass: low end.

And an Audix D6 is a good substitute for the 52a. And if those don't suite your taste then get a Neumann U87.

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Grey Sublime Archon wrote:
support the troops nigga

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PCMK40oz
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:42 am Reply with quote
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ogdeathgrind wrote:
Grey Sublime Archon wrote:
support the troops nigga


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kamanda
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:39 am Reply with quote
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This is not an understatement:

Get 5 sm57's, even then you'll be short.

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tormentinfire
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:04 pm Reply with quote
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Getting five of one mic would be silly, especially on a budget. Best to get a few different things.

The real question is, would they know how to make effective use of 5 or more misc? If so, rental would be a better option since you could get much better gear for the same budget. If no one knows anything about recording, even 5 cheap mics would be a waste because there are a lot more variables involved the more you complicate things, like drum bleed. So if you're set on DIYing, and no one has any recording experience, a one or two mic setup would be best.

If they need it to sound better than a self produced demo, they should invest in studio time.

All the mics Fatty ate the Ham listed are good.
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Metaldad
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:28 pm Reply with quote
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If I could only own one relatively inexpensive mic it would undoubtedly be an SM57. Try Wall sound if your looking to save a few bucks as they sell off their rental stock regularly. These are a tough (except for the replaceable cap) mic so donít worry about buying used from a business. These and the 58ís are the most counterfeited mic so avoid ebay or even local used websites unless they can verify itís real.
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ogdeathgrind
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:56 pm Reply with quote
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Also the preamp choice is just as important as the mic choices. You could use a U87 and if the preamp is a POS, then it'll sound pretty shitty.

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iamok
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:02 pm Reply with quote
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tormentinfire wrote:
Getting five of one mic would be silly, especially on a budget. Best to get a few different things.

The real question is, would they know how to make effective use of 5 or more misc? If so, rental would be a better option since you could get much better gear for the same budget. If no one knows anything about recording, even 5 cheap mics would be a waste because there are a lot more variables involved the more you complicate things, like drum bleed. So if you're set on DIYing, and no one has any recording experience, a one or two mic setup would be best.

If they need it to sound better than a self produced demo, they should invest in studio time.

All the mics Fatty ate the Ham listed are good.




thankfully, the other guys do know what they're doing. They have experience using studio quality gear, that belonged to other people ,not so experienced in choosing/buying it though, that's why I'm asking the experts.

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kamanda
Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:56 am Reply with quote
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TIF: I was referring to how 57's are workhorses and are used regularly on just about everything. good to see somebody got that...

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