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$3000 vocal chain Condenser Microphones
Old 19th December 2010
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$3000 vocal chain

I'm looking for recommendations for a vocal chain to record hip-hop vocals. I don't plan on using the chain for anything but vocals. I'm looking for a (mic- mic pre- compressor) combo which will give me a very respectable sound for male hip hop vocals.

My current chain is blue baby bottle- daking one- RNC.

I am not against buying used since I'll be looking to buy from former studio owners ( not that this gaurentees against a lemon purchase). But a combination of used and new if possible to keep under the $3000 limit.

Much thanks.
Old 20th December 2010
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Get a high end comp in your room and see what all the fuss is about. An 1176 is a classic for a reason. I got my BAC500 this past year and I don't know what I ever did without it. cheers!
Old 20th December 2010
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This is easy...

Shure SM7 ($350) or Baby Bottle (you already own it) > Daking Mic Pre One (you already own it) > 1176 ($2000)

If you can't get good vocal sounds with these combos then you have problems with your room, user errors, or the artist just can't sing/rap.
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