Need a mic, help. (Recording Mic)
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    Default Need a mic, help. (Recording Mic)

    Hi, I've been producing Hip-Hop for quite a while, also a little EDM, but mostly Hip-Hop instrumentals, and now with a couple of friends who write, we've decided to start recording at my house, problem is I don't have a mic, and when I searched for one in guitar center I had no idea which one to choose. Please need help, anyone who knows about recording mics. Help appreciated, thank you. (A good price would be appreciated also)

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    You'll also want a decent Mic Pre-Amp.
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    What equipment do you have?

    What kind of voice are you recording?

    What's your budget?

    How serious are you?

    If you're serious, an SM58 is a talkback mic or a hammer. If you're doing it for S&G, it's probably all you need.

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    really can't beat the sm58. great mic and durable as a hell.

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    I don't think I'd ever use a dynamic mic for serious recording, but that depends on what your studio setup entails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shishdisma View Post
    I don't think I'd ever use a dynamic mic for serious recording, but that depends on what your studio setup entails.
    A $300 dynamic mic was used to record most of Michael Jackson's vocals. "Dynamic" doesn't mean it's not for serious recording……just the SM58's popularity is really overblown.

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    FWIW - a couple MCs I know made mixtapes with the Blue Yeti and they sounded pretty damn good. If you're on a budget I'd recommend it.

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    for decent instrument and vocal recordings an sm58 with a cheap presonus preamp should do just fine... you can also look at some of the lower end mxl's if if you are on a serious budget

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    I personally like the Audix OM 7
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