SYNTH ZONE
Visit The Bar For Casual Discussion
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#171111 - 02/13/02 07:21 AM new mic and mixer
Janez Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/13/02
Posts: 7
Loc: Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe
I'd like a new masive vocal mic for live performans and pasive mixer with good efx and 16 ch's. Adviced me guys.

Janez

Top
#171112 - 02/13/02 07:32 AM Re: new mic and mixer
Uncle Dave Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10872
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
What do you mean by "Masive" mic? That term is not something I'm familiar with, when discussing mics.
I love the EV N/Dym series, and use the 767a most of the time. If you have Phantom power, another favorite of mine is the Shure Beta 87a. They cost about 250 but have a hot, clear sound that rejects feedback like nothing else.
_________________________
Everyone, and everything I listen to is my teacher. Every instrument, every voice, every sound in nature ... they are all my private tutor ... 24/7 for free.

Top
#171113 - 02/13/02 08:24 PM Re: new mic and mixer
DonM Online   elvis
Senior Member

Registered: 06/25/99
Posts: 15385
Loc: Benton, LA, USA
For my number one mic I use the Shure Beta 87 also (the original, it's getting old, but hasn't lost anything yet.)
I is very directional and pretty "hot" so feedback is kept to a minimum. Fairly flat response.
They are not inexpensive. I recently replaced the screen and pop filter --$45.00!
DonM
_________________________
DonM

Top
#171114 - 02/15/02 07:47 AM Re: new mic and mixer
Anonymous
Unregistered


Quote:
Originally posted by DonM:
I is very directional and pretty "hot" so feedback is kept to a minimum. DonM


About feedback: I found an interesting device, that works great for me. When I perform in tiny places (normally small bars) feedback is (almost) inevitable. This feedback destroyer, called Behringer Shark, has several extremely narrow filters that dramatically reduce the gain of specific frequencies. There are 12 filters in total. It also has a "learning function" that searches the frequencies where the feedback occurs, and ajusts the narrow filter gain reductions accordingly. The great things are: i) ease of use with the learning function ii) the voice quality is not too much affected because the filters are so narrow. It incorporates phantom power, for those who prefer condenser mics. It's a really small and light piece of equipment, that turns out to be really useful.

Josť Matias.

Top
#171115 - 02/15/02 12:12 PM Re: new mic and mixer
Vic01 Offline
Member

Registered: 12/12/00
Posts: 275
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Feedback is a particular problem for me. I currently use the eq on my wk8's mic inputs to notch out the offending frequencies a little but it's only somewhat effective. Something like a Behringer Shark may prove helpful.

[This message has been edited by Vic01 (edited 02-15-2002).]

Top
#171116 - 02/15/02 12:20 PM Re: new mic and mixer
Roel Offline
Member

Registered: 06/24/99
Posts: 1232
Jose,
I too use the Behringer DSP110 (Sharc or Shark) and it is unbelievable how fine this tiny-box works ! 10(w) x 8(h) x 10(d) cm
You have :
HiQ mic-amplifier
Phantom power
Time delays (0 - 2,5 seconds)
Noise-gate
Compressor/limiter
12 band automatic anti-feedback EQ

The sound is bright and clear

Roel

Top
#171117 - 02/15/02 12:39 PM Re: new mic and mixer
Scottyee Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10427
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US...
Roel recommended the Behringer Sharc (Shark) to me a while back and I'm GLAD I listened to his advice. I have found it very effective in elimating on stage vocal feedback. A lot of useful features in a small box, and at a great price. - Scott
_________________________

Top
#171118 - 02/15/02 12:58 PM Re: new mic and mixer
Scottyee Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10427
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US...
Janez: I currently use the EV757 dyanmic mic and/or the AKG C3000 condenser mic (requires phantom power) for live performance. The EV757 has been my longtime favorite workhorse mic because it's rugged, provides a hot signal, and adds a silky richness to your voice. The C3000 on the other hand, though not as rugged (don't drop it!), provides more vocal clarity (especially in the mids) and isn't colored or hyped. Though I'm happy with my current setup, I've been very impressed with the dynamic mics (OM series) from Audix because they come closest to offering the vocal clarity and accuracy (unhyped) of a condenser mic in a rugged dynamic type mic. Check them out at: http://www.audixusa.com/

- Scott

[This message has been edited by Scottyee (edited 02-15-2002).]
_________________________

Top
#171119 - 02/15/02 01:58 PM Re: new mic and mixer
DonM Online   elvis
Senior Member

Registered: 06/25/99
Posts: 15385
Loc: Benton, LA, USA
I'd buy anything to add silky richness to my voice! Does it work with twang?
DonM
_________________________
DonM

Top
#171120 - 02/15/02 02:12 PM Re: new mic and mixer
Dnj Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 38646
Loc: NJ
I returned my EV757 mic to much Mid range for my voice. I now have fell in love with the SENNHEISER 855 Evolution Mic, there is such a difference in dynamics.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Admin 



Help keep Synth Zone Online