I just wanted to get some opinions on what mic I should get. I'm looking for a condenser mic that is good for acoustic guitar and vocals. So before I bought one based on other reviews I wanted to get some slut opinions.
...I can make recommendations based on these 2 excellent mics I own and use regularly in my home studio...
...if you prefer a solid-state/FET based condenser mic, consider Studio Projects CS5...this is a very natural/neutral and accurate sounding mic with a subdued top-end response (no harsh, fizzy, overly bright top-end)...what goes in is what comes out...5 polar-patterns, 4 low-cut, 4 high-cut and 4 pad options...maybe the most versatile and well designed utility mic anywhere near it's street price of $349 (originally sold for $799)...
...if a tube mic sounds interesting, consider the Stellar CM-6...another very neutral/natural, clear and detailed sounding mic, but this time with a very modern "pop radio" sheen...9-polar patterns for great versatility...works well on a very broad range of both male and female voices, and sounds great on acoustic instruments...easily competes with tube microphones retailing for $1000+, as well as after-market modded mics costing twice the price...brand new from the manufacturer at $415, and clean pre-owned ones average $365 (the CM-6 holds it's value better than most similarly priced LDC mics)...IMHO, best all-around tube mic under $1000...
Thank you all for your suggestions, going to do some research on all of them. Watch YouTube vids etc. keep the suggestions coming and ill let ya know what I chose
For around that price you could also find the excellent (IMO) Violet Design Black Knight.. below my avatar there's the link to some reviews, and while not specifically on the Black Knight I mention it in the end of one of them..
Definitely to check out, very well made, class A and made in Europe.
Kel is doing a deal right now with the HM-7U where you get a free HM-3C. I ordered the package from Ebay for $399 shipped. Hopefully get them soon. Drop shipping from Canada seems a little slow though, but I'm probably spoiled by the recent stuff I ordered from music123. (MF?) Their shipping department almost has to be psychic.
M-audio sputnik. Great stock mic that can be found for under $400. There are a number of ways to mod it if you choose to in the future, but in my experience it is the best stock mic in that price range.
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