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WORTH A MIC Upgrade? Dynamic Microphones
Old 28th December 2010
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WORTH A MIC Upgrade?

I currently have a Shure SM7B dynamic microphone that I'm looking to trade out for a condenser microphone...I'm leaning towards the AT4050 as I'm not wanting to spend more than $600. I have a Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha recording channel and for whatever reason don't get the clean sound from the Shure SM7B that I'm looking for...When I plug the mic in to the channel I get a lot of feedback, static, fuzz when I turn up the gain. The channel runs into an EMU 0404 USB Interface. I don't know if I don't have it setup right, if it's the mic, if its the recording channel causing the background noise or what. My question is thou...would it be worth the upgrade to a condenser microphone for hip-hop vocal music or should I stick with the dynamic SM7B?
Old 28th December 2010
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You first need to figure out what the "feedback, static, fuzz" is before you start spending more money.
Old 28th December 2010
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Originally Posted by nukmusic View Post
You first need to figure out what the "feedback, static, fuzz" is before you start spending more money.
+1.

Can you borrow a mic from a friend? Eliminate possibilities. Maybe borrow a preamp as well and go into the line in on your interface. No point in shelling out until you know what's up.
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