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Microphone Help! :) Dynamic Microphones
Old 18th March 2013
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Microphone Help! :)

Okay, so.. I'm a vocalist in a hardcore band. We're looking to start playing some shows soon and I need a new mic seeing as my previous one broke.

My choices are:
- Sennheiser E935
- Sennheiser E945
- Audix OM7

My question to everyone is, what is your favourite for my vocal style? Which I probably should mentioned is screaming with a few cleans mixed in.

Any info on which of the two Sennhesier's is better would be awesome, and I threw in the OM7 because I've seen a few good reviews on it, but I'm not sure.

Thanks everyone.
Old 19th March 2013
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I'm not sure what each of these mics will do for your tone exactly, but I'd actually recommend the OM7 because of its pickup pattern. It is very tight and you have to be right on top of it front and center... this is a good thing if you are going to be holding the mic and moving around because the rejection will be better and you should have less issues with feedback from your monitors.
Old 19th March 2013
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Thanks for the advice!
Old 19th March 2013
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The description of the OM7 is correct, but if you're cupping it and screaming into it, feedback rejection isn't your chief concern. The e935 and e945 are particularly edgy when you wail into them. If that's what you're going for, try an e835 first actually. The 900 series is a smoother variation of the 800 series. I love e835's on snare drums and singers that cover ACDC.
Old 19th March 2013
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Audix om series mic's are very crispy, bright top end.

935 has much more body, fullness, yet clear and crisp.
Old 19th March 2013
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As much as I'm a fan of Audix microphones, I have 3(OM2, OM3, VX5) an OM7 is a low gain microphone designed specifically for high end PA's. Now just having written this maybe if your a screamer a low gain microphone is good. Take this into account anyway. Its a little different from other hand held microphones.

Question. Do your really want a highly articulate, top end microphone for screaming?

Old 19th March 2013
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Definitely the OM7, especially for this application. I just sold all my 835's for OM5's. They sound better and have a tighter (completely different actually) pickup pattern.
Old 19th March 2013
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Try an Audio Technica AE4100: put a foam sock on it and scream away. This mic is sonically better than a SM58 and has better rear rejection that works well for a prancing rock & roller!
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