How to find A Good Mic
Old 19th October 2011
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How to find A Good Mic

How do i find a mic suitable for my voice,Currently im a tenor and im looking for a cheap good acoustic microphone and ive been thinking about the Blue Baby bottle, but i dont wanna spend $300 and find out the mic doesnt fit my voice.
Does Sam Ash or Gutair center or any music store let you test out microphones?
Old 19th October 2011
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My advice, buy a used at 4050 for under $400, if you don't sound good singing into it stop singing.
Old 19th October 2011
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I've tested mics out at guitar center before but I had to ask to move into a quiet room after the guy initially set me up with a few mics in the PA room. Haha. If you go that route, I'd bring a pair of headphones that you know well so you can get a good idea of how the mic sounds in an unfamiliar environment.
An alternative is to go through the process of exercising the 30 day no-hassle return policy of places like sweetwater and zzounds until you find one that you like.
If I were you, I'd get in touch with a knowledgeable guy at sweetwater or warren at zenproaudio and tell them what kind of voice you have, what you sound like, and what you're looking for in a recording. This will narrow your search considerably and will get the correct microphone in your possession sooner.
Old 19th October 2011
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I've tested mics out at guitar center before but I had to ask to move into a quiet room after the guy initially set me up with a few mics in the PA room. Haha. If you go that route, I'd bring a pair of headphones that you know well so you can get a good idea of how the mic sounds in an unfamiliar environment.
An alternative is to go through the process of exercising the 30 day no-hassle return policy of places like sweetwater and zzounds until you find one that you like.
If I were you, I'd get in touch with a knowledgeable guy at sweetwater or warren at zenproaudio and tell them what kind of voice you have, what you sound like, and what you're looking for in a recording. This will narrow your search considerably and will get the correct microphone in your possession sooner.
Thanks for the postive comment i really needed that
Old 19th October 2011
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Thanks for the postive comment i really needed that
I also gave you a very positive response after years of buying and trying mics, don't waste your time trying out all these cheap brand new $300 mics in a music store, and get an at 4040 0r 4050 used here in the classified or on ebay....You will like it, and if you don't, you will certainly not like the cheap brand new mics you are going to try out at the music store, and then if you really don't like it you will be able to sell it 4 what you paid.
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