Hello, my name is Nimrod and I'm a singer - songwriter.
I've decided to teach myself some music production, since I find it really interesting and important for me.
I started to build my setup which right now consists of a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 as my audio interface.
The only mic I have is a Shure Beta 58 which I originally bought for my live rig.
Let me tell you a bit about my uses for the mic and my voice, I'll make it more specific that way
I'm write music in the style of Cat Stevens but accompanied by piano. I'm a beratone singer, and my voice usually doesn't get too loud when I'm singing. I don't consider my voice to be thin.
Here is a song I wrote to demonstrate my voice http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34793721/Alw...0With%20Me.m4a
I want one mic to first of all, fit my voice.
I want this mic to be versatile in terms of fitting other voices as well, so I can record others while still sounding great most of the time.
I want my second mic to be used mostly on instruments. I will probably use a Roland RD-700GX as my piano for my recordings, which means I want it to work on guitars, both acoustic and electric, strings, brass and woodwind. A piano will be a bonus, but not necessary. I'm planning to learn music production seriously but when I'll start recording an coustic piano, I'll probably buy a dedicated microphone for that.
I was looking at the Blue Baby Bottle for a microphone for instruments and maybe some voices, will that be a good choice?
Just to clarify, I meant that each microphone by itself up to $500. Not both of them together.
Thanks in advance for anybody who helps! If there is more information you need to have, ask me and I'll give you an answer