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Best mic for male country vocal under $2000 Condenser Microphones
Old 11th June 2006
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Best mic for male country vocal under $2000

Hey everyone, there is no where for me to try out any mics so I'm going to see what you guys thought a great vocal/acoustic mic, mainly vocals, microphone for male country singer is? It would be great to have a vocal mic and acoustic mic, each under 2 grand, maybe there you guys can help more. The setup is an avalon ad2022, rosetta 800 and digital performer. All I have now are sm57's. I did have a tlm103 but had to give it to my brother. What do you guys think? Thanks!
Old 12th June 2006
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Thanks for the advice everyone!...
Old 12th June 2006
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The best mic for a country male vocal would be a shoe, preferably leather.
Old 13th June 2006
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Don't take it the wrong way...but the choosing th best mic for country is just like choosing the best mic for anything...what fits best.

There's lot of information here about the topic, but to save you some time, I have used/know of others using any or all of the following:

SM7, RE20, AT4050, AT4060, AKC C12, Brauner Valet, Gefell M930, Neumann U47, U67, U87, M49, M50, RCA DX 77, DX44, SK46, Electrovoice RE15/16, SM58, Sony 800G, Manley Reference, Peluso 2247, Peluso 2251, AKG 451, Shure 555, and millions of others...

Just 'cause its country don't change the mic selection rules: use what sounds best for the source.
Old 13th June 2006
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Shure SM7, works for them Cowgirls too. Buy a great mic pre with the remaining $1600.
Old 13th June 2006
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...I dunno man. I just picked up an AT 4050 that has a nice "twang" to it.
Old 13th June 2006
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Harley-OIART's Avatar

Although I'm sure I have little cred built up around here, if I may say I highly reccomend getting the AT-4060. . . . . ...OR going with any of Midlandmorgan's suggestings.

(including as he put it : )

Originally Posted by Midlandmorgan
...and millions of others...
Old 13th June 2006
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Originally Posted by pata320
Thanks for the advice everyone!...

These vocals were recorded with an SM57 into a Mix+ rig through 888's. Not sure what pre-amp was used.

On that note, a U87 is always a "safe" bet.
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