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$$$ I can have anything I want from Shure!!!!

So, here is the story. My roommate recently graduated and got a job at Shure as an electrical engineer. One employee perk allows him "rent" anything he wants for an extended period of time. According him, it's encouged by Shure to help promote their products and drive sales. My question to you all, what should I get?? I want to stick more to great vocal mics for studio applications. Price is not an option.

Thanks in advance for all the great advice!!!
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okay, i've only used it once, for drum room mic. it worked out well. i'd love to try it on other stuff.
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KSM353 ED I recently heard this mic on guitars. I want that mic.
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Why not think of it this way:

Get a variety of mics, focusing on the best of what shure has to offer for each type of mic there is. For instance, they make several types of small diaphragm condensers. Get the best ones Shure makes. They make a large diaphragm dynamic. Get the best one they offer. They make ribbons. Get the best ribbon they offer. See what I mean?
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NAH!

Start an ebay site sell it all off and when they come looking skiddadle! with the proceeds.
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So, here is the story. My roommate recently graduated and got a job at Shure as an electrical engineer. One employee perk allows him "rent" anything he wants for an extended period of time. According him, it's encouged by Shure to help promote their products and drive sales. My question to you all, what should I get?? I want to stick more to great vocal mics for studio applications. Price is not an option.

Thanks in advance for all the great advice!!!
Sweet come up!!!! What do you record? Are we talking vocals or miking drms, guitar?
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One employee perk allows him "rent" anything he wants for an extended period of time. According him, it's encouged by Shure to help promote their products and drive sales.
That sounds fishy to me...especially the 'rent' bit. It implies it's not a perk but something Shure will charge people for at some point.

That Said I would get the following:

2 x KSM44A Multi Patterned LDC
1 x KSM9 Handheld Hyper/Cardiod LDC
4 x KSM 141 Multi Patterned SDC
2 x KSM353/ED Bi-Directional Ribbon Mic
2 x The KSM313/NE Dual Voiced Ribbon Mic
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get an sm8b

apparently they are 1 better
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Only when cranked to +11
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How can you go wrong, really.

But let's not forget the Shure headphones. They are great. I have the Shure SRH840, the SRH940 has since come out as Shure's flagship product.

These headphones square the circle for me as far as isolation / quality when it comes to moving mics around, monitoring in live room, etc. There is a substantial dB reduction in external noise.

I was using the Extreme Isolation headphones before -- those are SUPER quiet as far as letting in external sound (more so than the Shures) but they are like wearing suction cups around your ears. The Extreme Isolation phones are also quite dark. I found myself having to guess and compensate for what I knew I wasn't hearing. Bass was also lean.

The SRH840s will let you get down there in front of the kick and move that mic around without having to blast the volume in your cans. The low end is really quite accurate.

If you need to do any kind of headphone monitoring the Shure headphones will save your bacon.
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Tell him to get a transfer to neumann
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my last purchase from shure was their in ear wireless monitors.

Believe it or not they get a lot of use in the studio for me when I want more mobility with my singing or playing and don't want to be attached to a long earphone cord.
The other bonus I noticed about using them is I don't have to stop recording and leave the iso both to go the monitor mixer to turn up the volume on the mix in my ear, little nob right on the receiver.

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So, here is the story. My roommate recently graduated and got a job at Shure as an electrical engineer. One employee perk allows him "rent" anything he wants for an extended period of time. According him, it's encouged by Shure to help promote their products and drive sales. My question to you all, what should I get?? I want to stick more to great vocal mics for studio applications. Price is not an option.

Thanks in advance for all the great advice!!!
Have him get you a set of their new modular (beta?) series that came out a few months ago.
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That Said I would get the following:

2 x KSM44A Multi Patterned LDC
1 x KSM9 Handheld Hyper/Cardiod LDC
4 x KSM 141 Multi Patterned SDC
2 x KSM353/ED Bi-Directional Ribbon Mic
2 x The KSM313/NE Dual Voiced Ribbon Mic
+1!! even if I wouldn't bother with the 44.. (but just because I have different LDC's that cover that ground, like Gefells, Violet Design and U87's)



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hahaha be careful with this. All I say.
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If I could have anything I wanted from shure it would be a refund on everyting I have bought from them.
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If I could have anything I wanted from shure it would be a refund on everyting I have bought from them.
well considering they were the inventors of the feedback cancellation technology in microphones you will eventually buy something from another manufacturer that they will receive patent money on...

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Tell him to get a transfer to neumann
are you confusing sennheiser owns neumann, with shure?
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SM57!

No really, I'd try out the Beta 98 and Beta 191. Especially if you play drums or have access to a drummer/kit. I think the 98s are Shure's take on the Josephson E22s. Recently visited Shure's distribution centre in the UK which was cool.
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