I have been doing video game commentaries on and off for a couple of years now. I originally bought my gear to get into music production but I didn't know anything about audio and just fiddled with vsts and beats. I feel I learned quite a bit about mics but I still don't sing. So I'm probably going to start pretending to sing or just fancy talking for some lyrics maybe to go with some garbage trance tracks I make. I started off with a SM58 like 4 years ago and kind of jsut stuck with it for a few years before I finally learned about EQ and compressors. After I cleaned it up the mic was much better but I started comparing it to other people on youtube who started buying things like the blue snowball and at2020. Anyway long story short these are the mics I've used.
SM58 - was alright kind of honkey but worked
SM57 - Sometimes I got a weird metal rail sound and it was nasal
RE20 - Good and natural sounding but too airy
RE320 - didn't like the lingering hollow metal bass sound
RE27 - I liked how crisp and condenser like it was but it had a bowlish sound to it hard to describe but it ruined the overall sound for me.
AT2020 - kind of flaky tin sound
AT2035 - it was alright kept the res over it because of background noise from computer
ND767a - Really nice mic. Reminded me of the RE mics but less bass affect and very bright. It was the sound I was trying to achieve through EQ with the other mics. It had punch to it I guess thats why they call it a lead vocal mic but that kind of took away from the overall natural sound. It is also fairly nasal. I ended up selling it in favor of the RE27 because of crisper high end and without the punch but like I said the re27 started to get on my nerves.
I recently fixed my power supply in my computer so it doesnt make noise. I'm looking at buying one more mic to go along with my rebought ND767a for vocal work. The MK4 and SM7b are totally opposite mics i know and I can only afford one. Would I be dumb to get the obviously colored consumer MK4 that may make me happy like the ND767a or should I go back to a muddy Shure mic and get the sm7b?
I'd like to hear what pros think will last me longer because odds are whichever one i get i wont be selling.
It's a pretty bright mic, if that's what you're after. I had it a while back. Nothing really special at all. Sounds about like a an AT4033
Yeah I glanced at the at4033 and its bass roll off, lol. Do you know of any special mics or recommendations in that price range? mk4 is 100 dollars cheaper if i dont get the shock mount.
Here's a old audio test if anyone wants to hear comparing a nd767a sm57 and re320. re320 has the most bass and its very tanky i cant stand it and its scoop switch is ********. sm57 is pretty nice but def needs bass roll off. nd767a isnt perfect but i slightly chose it over the re20. sometiemsi regret that a little, lol. but re20 is airy. probably better airy than punchy in some cases i guess... im surei could get a similar punch effect with the sm7b with bass roll off and boost in upper mids switch. but mk4 also boosts in uppers and rolls off some bass right? Hard choice they all do the same thing, lol. only reason i lean a little towards the sm7b is cause of less mouth noise and not having to turn off air conditioner. but i already got the nd767a for a dynamic and its a little more detailed. might as well get a condenser right?