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Old 10-20-2018, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What microphone to buy?

Hey guys,
I want to buy a nice studio microphone to sing,
my budget is $200.
What should i get?
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Buddy, did you check AKG P200 vocal mic?
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use Blue Yeti to record vocal and I am very satisfied by its quality.

You can also record instruments, but vocal sounds especially good.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Shure 58 has been used by bazillions. Cheap, decent sounding, readily available.
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know this thread is a little old, but thought I'd pop-in anyway.

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Shure 58 has been used by bazillions. Cheap, decent sounding, readily available.
The SM58 tends to be used more for live performances, especially where you need a cardioid pick-up pattern.... The 58 is also a dynamic mic. Usually with studio work you want a condenser mic.

Dynamic mics have a shorter frequency response range, where as condensers usually cover the entire range of human hearing (or at least close to it). The point of dynamic mics is to use something that has a narrower pick-up pattern to reject feedback, and to also reject some of the frequency ranges that only other instruments would put out, like bass guitar.

So for studio work, you definitely want to look for a condenser. To the original poster, if you can swing $300 a Shure SM27 might be reasonable. Also a "pop filter" wouldn't hurt to have; it'll soften some harder consonant sounds.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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58 for vocals
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Old 03-28-2024, 12:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Audio-Technica AT2020: This is a popular choice for beginners and budget-conscious users. It offers a cardioid pickup pattern and a wide frequency response for clear and natural sound. It's a versatile microphone that can handle vocals well.

AKG P120: Another solid choice in this price range, the AKG P120 offers a cardioid polar pattern and a switchable bass-cut filter to reduce rumble and handling noise. It provides a smooth and clear sound suitable for vocals.

Rode NT-USB Mini: While technically a USB microphone, the Rode NT-USB Mini is a great option if you're looking for a simple setup. It offers a warm, clear sound and is easy to use with its plug-and-play functionality.

Shure SM58: While slightly above your budget, the Shure SM58 is a legendary microphone known for its durability and quality. It's a dynamic microphone with a cardioid polar pattern, making it great for vocals in studio settings.
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