Microphone

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Hans, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Hans

    Hans Guest

    Hi,

    I am recording music on a Soundblaster Live and what I need is a good
    microphone. What I want to do is record vocals and as well acoustic guitar.
    What I am looking for is a not too mega expensive microphone that has a
    reasonably good performance.
    Anybody has any advice?

    Greetings,
    Hans
  2. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Hans wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am recording music on a Soundblaster Live and what I need is a good
    > microphone. What I want to do is record vocals and as well acoustic guitar.
    > What I am looking for is a not too mega expensive microphone that has a
    > reasonably good performance.
    > Anybody has any advice?


    Well, you get what you pay for ... SB live is also not the best
    soundcard
    by a long way. However ...

    You can get a good condenser mic for about 100 pounds (e.g. RedAudio
    RV8,
    and lots of others in the same range Rode NT1a and so on). You will then
    need plug this into a mic pre-amp and then the output of that in to your
    line-in of your soundcard.

    Behringer do a cheap per-amp and have a cheap cap mic too ...

    It all depends on what quality you want. Buying good stuff now will pay
    off if you upgrade later to a better soundcard.

    You might be able to use e.g. a Shure SM58 dynamic, but I am not sure if
    you will get the signal level to drive the input stage of the Live
    reasonably.
    The 58 is a good choice for vocal and guitar, but the cap mics pick up a
    little more of the subtle sounds, and acoustic guitar may be better with
    one of these.

    Hope this helps,

    --
    Rob Fletcher, University of York, UK
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