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Advice for recording oldies cover band

...comfortable. Here is my gear list: DAW - Logic Pro 8 Interface - Presonus Firepod Mics: - SE220a - Samson CO2 (pair) - Beta 87a - SM58 - SM57 - MB 2k The band has a drummer, 2 guitar players, bass player, keyboard player and four vocalists. The four vocal mics are run through a Yamaha EMX512SC. The room is supposed to be pretty small. I was thinking...

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Alternatives To The SM57

Try an AudioTechnica MB 2K. Or a Superlux... D108A or FH10.

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My studio is Shure SM57 free...

...There are plenty of underrated alternatives to the often mentioned and recommended midrangey workhorse. Audix i5 Heil PR-20u Heil pr30 Sennheiser E845 Beyer M201 AudioTechnica MB 2K Superlux D108A or FH10 Apex 775 Electro-Voice PL11 Electro-Voice N/D767a Electro-Voice N/D478 Telefunken M80 Beyer M88 CAD D189 But none of them can get you that characteristic boxy sound of the SM57, so be sure to pick up the The Real...

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Product Description

The industry standard for affordable instrument microphones, the MB 2k features a hypercardioid dynamic element design for outstanding off-axis rejection and feedback control. Its frequency response is tailored for optimal instrument pickup. Perfect for snare, guitar cabinets and other instruments, this rugged, all-metal mic is equipped with Audio-Technica’s Hi-ENERGY® neodymium magnet structure for maximum output and fast transient response. MagnaLock™ switch design provides silent on/off operation. Also features corrosion-resistant gold-plated XLRM-type connector.