anyone know of a good mic that would fit a neon indian-esque, breathy/lazy/whispery vocalist? preferably under $200.
...the Recording Tools MC900 is a very nice LDC mic with an edge-terminated C12-type capsule that works well for vocalists of that style...it's available from an eBay pro-audio vendor for around $145...very similar to the more costly KEL Song Sparrow...
Mics are very personnel and the room determines allot of the sound. So the same mic in 2 different rooms will sound different, when recorded with the same exact vocal. So just go with your gut and whats in your price range. you may have to buy or rent a few mics to see what works well in your space.
Any mic made for recording can capture weak whispery vocals, so take a look at whats in your price range and get one. Just look into a large diaphragm condenser mics. Neuman, Shure, AKG. These are all good mics to look into.
I almost never rep for SM57s, but they'll do the job just fine - back in my "weak, whispery vocal" salad days (before my songwriting took another direction), my SM57 + some glassy verb always sounded surprisingly appropriate. The mics have warmness around the edges, but also plenty of clarity.
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There's a post by 'Tubrojets' in this forum (under 'if you liked Little Blondie miss...' - I began that post) of soft guitar and flute using a Wildwood Dreamland mic ($200 from Odyssey Pro Sound) - you could listen there and see if it suits you. I really like that mic - it was a big surprise musically.