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Which MIC? Condenser Microphones
Old 23rd August 2007
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Which MIC?

I am in the market to purchase a mic for recording sounds and using it to record different instruments. I was wondering if anyone can suggest a good resource for reading up on the different MICS used within the field. Also, the different uses a particular MIC has over the other, etc...
Old 23rd August 2007
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Anyone?
Old 23rd August 2007
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I don't think we understand your question... In reading it, it seems like you want us to teach you what mics to use, when to use them and why...

It's a little too broad for us to answer.
Old 23rd August 2007
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You may have to buy a book on microphones for that. Even then they couldn't cover all of the great mics. Especially since a random sound or instrument may sound fantastic on a cheap or rarely used microphone.
Old 23rd August 2007
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Would you recommend a few mics that are good for recording instruments?
Old 23rd August 2007
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Would you recommend a few mics that are good for recording instruments?
U87... MD421... SM57... RE20... SM7.... C12... U47... Peluso 47 LE.... and about 1000 others.
Old 23rd August 2007
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this thread sucks. we need a "which mic" sticky. someone asks this question like once a day.
Old 23rd August 2007
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Name a specific instrument
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Name a specific instrument
my girl plays a mean skin-flute
Old 23rd August 2007
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my girl plays a mean skin-flute
we know heh
Old 23rd August 2007
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we know heh
OOOOhhhhhh ****! I just spit my soda all over the screen.

That's just not nice...
Old 24th August 2007
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we know heh
good one...
Old 24th August 2007
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my girl plays a mean skin-flute

New thread anyone, best mic for recording a skinflute? heh
Old 24th August 2007
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OOOOhhhhhh ****! I just spit my soda all over the screen.

That's just not nice...
lmao i just did the same with orange juice just now that was funny. ot at the screen though.
Old 24th August 2007
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New thread anyone, best mic for recording a skinflute? heh
put that one right next to the MPC table.
Old 24th August 2007
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my girl plays a mean skin-flute

I dont get it...
Old 27th August 2007
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I am going to be using this to record different instruments. I play the violin. I can also play the trumpet, clarinet, and sax. I am looking to use this for recording abstract sounds as well. Will use for vocals as well, but not always. I was reading online on the different kinds of mics that are available on the market and was thinking that I need a condenser mic that is omnidirectional. Preferably 600 ohms or less. I am probably looking to spend a max of $600 - $700.

Does this sound about right? Any other recommendations or general knowledge that I must know?

Thanks,

JohnLuca
Old 28th August 2007
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Old 28th August 2007
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AT4047
Rode NT2-A or 2000
GT57 (50 or 60 or 67)

All in your price range and will perform nicely.
Old 28th August 2007
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Get an SM57-Dynamic Mic.-$110
Get the FatHead ll- Ribbion Mic.-$200
And Grab a Audio Technica 4033cl-$400.

This a decent starter cabinet. I'm assuming you don't have any mics yet. But take note, with Dynamic mics(sm57) you will need a lot of gain to push it. so don't use a cheap mixer. atleast buy something like the
M-Audio DMP3 Dual Mic Pre and Direct Box-$160. It has like 66 db of gain.
or you could get a good mic preamp & either the Fathead or SM57.
check out the RNP(really nice preamp) from a company called FMR. That would bring you to about $700. That would be the route I'd go.
Good Luck.
Old 27th October 2007
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New thread anyone, best mic for recording a skinflute? heh
During my many late night jam sessions on the skinflute not ONCE has it occured to me which mic might work best for recording the 'performance'.

Maybe it's just me.....
Old 28th October 2007
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I am going to be using this to record different instruments. I play the violin. I can also play the trumpet, clarinet, and sax. I am looking to use this for recording abstract sounds as well. Will use for vocals as well, but not always. I was reading online on the different kinds of mics that are available on the market and was thinking that I need a condenser mic that is omnidirectional. Preferably 600 ohms or less. I am probably looking to spend a max of $600 - $700.

Does this sound about right? Any other recommendations or general knowledge that I must know?

Thanks,

JohnLuca
What pre amp do you have??? What's your recoding environment, and what genre of music are you performing or producing?
Old 28th October 2007
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I dont get it...

Skin flute is an metaphor for the male sex organ. To say that one's girlfriend "plays a mean skin flute" is to imply that she is most dexterous in dealing with the manipulation of said organ with an aim to achieving ejaculation.


I hope this clears it up.
Old 29th October 2007
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As far as mic selection for the skin-flute, I'd go with a tube mic for sure. U67 (to pickup all the undertones) or a C800G (to get that crispy lip smacking sound).

More importantly is the compression. You don't want to over-compress or harshly compress an intimate performance. I'd go with nice soft tube compression with a fast attack time like a CL-1B

Hope this helps
Old 29th October 2007
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we know heh
lmao, an old joke but I just caught that right now, I gotta thumbsup up you for that!

Dude set that up too easy for you.

lmao skin-flute. haha
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