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Great Modern Rock Vocal Sound For $700? Condenser Microphones
Old 28th November 2006
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Great Modern Rock Vocal Sound For $700?

I've been piecing together a studio for a while now. I'm in a modern rock band (Crossfade-ish or breaking Benjamin-ish) and the mic i use now for vocals (AKG Perception 200) doesn't tickle my fancy. I would like to stay in or around the $700 dollar price range.

Any suggestions?
Old 28th November 2006
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Shure SM7
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AT4050
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do you have a decent pre?
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I have the Presonus Blue Tube Dual Path
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Sm7b.
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SM7B, RE-20, Apex460 w/ Tube + Resistor Mod (Essentially a C-12 @ this point), AT-4050 + AT-4060, RE-10, Earthworks SR-20, EV N/D868
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sm7, or re-20.
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SM7B with a good preamp.
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sm7 with an adl 600 is nothing short of GREAT.

the sm7 needs a VERY high gain preamp and with a nice preamp will sound amazing but on some cheap pre's just doesnt have the same effect imo.
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Shure SM7
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Old 29th November 2006
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for any pop music, sm7 would be my choice as well.

and, you got to use a top end preamp with it.
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AT 4047
Old 30th November 2006
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Shure SM7b

ADK Hamburg Mk2 (not the same as a Mk1)
Old 30th November 2006
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what does the sm7b sound like? is it anything like a 57 or 58?
i like eating the mic on stage... will the 7 perform well like this in the studio?
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SM7B with a good preamp.
Would a FMR Audio RNP be considered "good" for an SM7?

Thanks!
Tom
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Would a FMR Audio RNP be considered "good" for an SM7?

Thanks!
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to me, Yes!!!
I have both RNP and Sytek... like'm both!
Old 30th November 2006
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I have both the SM7 and the 4047 and the SM7 is hands down the winner for most rock vocals. I've also used a Re20 for vocals, and it's a little harder sounding than the SM7, but it also works. You also will need a better preamp...try to find an used RNP, a The Brick or something like that and it will fit your budget.
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SM-7b

or sack up and get a Pearlman!
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Are all you guys responses based on recording or live work?
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I would say post a sample of your Vocalist! Slapping mic possibles out without hearing is crazy. Is like a salesman storm...

SM7 is good for the breaking Benjamin thing tho. Your voice just needs just enough sibilance to make it work well. Otherwise I would use another mic for sure.

Perception 200 won't work for that kinda voice. Good on floor tom in a pinch tho!

Keano Based on recording.... Everyone uses "mostly a 57 or 58" live. For vocals etc. even with a good sound engineer. Or else ya have to take the chance of them learning new stuff while you perform.

I am sure there are some hotshots out there and more power to them... Or if you have a regular sound company the engineer will know you and your mic.
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And don't spend a bunch of money on stuff ya don't need. Ya prolly will sound great into a 57!!!
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Here's one I don't think anyone's mentioned yet. The Sm7b.heh
Old 12th January 2009
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What ever you do, don't get a SM7b.

Can't you see that "they" all want you to get one. If you do , you'll be doing exactly what "they" want. Kind of like a puppet. Do you want that?

Actually, it's a no brainer. A used sm7b and a RNLA woud be my suggestion. That comps got some rawk mojo magic.
Old 12th January 2009
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M-Audio Luna with Art Digital MPA (Tungsol tubes), best stuff!

Sm7b sounds great too (listen to Metallica's stuff)

Make sure you get a preamp that can boost the Sm7b enough to get the most out of it!
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try to find a used sm7b and an apogee minime, might be a little over 700... thumbsup
sm7b works great with my ensemble pres, so the minime should do the job.
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