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#362625 - 03/05/13 05:08 PM mics
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Now I need some guidance on what Microphone to use. There are different types. I don't want to go overboard. I'm pretty sure I won't be performing in any major musicals. Can anyone let me know what they use that works well and the brand name/number whatever.
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#362634 - 03/06/13 02:19 AM Re: mics [Re: baz66]
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I should add that I have a korg 3x (2 weeks). Very happy so far. I'm into the voice section. I saw a AKG C5900 for sale at $150 AU. Dynamic . Is that good?
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#362669 - 03/07/13 05:19 AM Re: mics [Re: baz66]
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EV 767a works superb, and cost about $129 US.
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#362737 - 03/08/13 10:20 AM Re: mics [Re: Uncle Dave]
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I'm a sennheiser guy. Went from 845s to 935, to 945. The 900 series is better. i went up from the 935 because it has the tighter pattern to help eliminate feedback which I needed in my setup, close to other condensor mics.. I recommend a 935.
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#362759 - 03/08/13 10:18 PM Re: mics [Re: sparky589]
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In 1995, I purchased a SENNHEISER CONDENSER MICROPHONE MODEL 4032. I remember being in Sam Ash for hours testing the microphones. Then I tried the Sennheiser......what a piece! It added "body" and "depth" and "thickness" to my voice.......not sure how else to say it......but, it didn't CHANGE my voice, it just brought out the best of it.

Up to then I was using the standard Shure SM58's and thought it was as good as it gets. What a shock it was to hear how much better I could sound on the right microphone. To this day, I'm still using that Sennheiser....and after all these years it's held up beautifully.....solid construction...it still looks as good as new.

Sennheiser makes great headphones, accordion mic's, microphones, etc. I try and go with them whenever I could, and I go with Samsung for home products.

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#362762 - 03/08/13 11:26 PM Re: mics [Re: Mark79100]
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OK thank you all. I will look into those brands and any others suggested in this thread.
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#362767 - 03/09/13 03:20 AM Re: mics [Re: baz66]
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Originally Posted By: baz66
I should add that I have a korg 3x (2 weeks). Very happy so far. I'm into the voice section. I saw a AKG C5900 for sale at $150 AU. Dynamic . Is that good?
baz


Dynamic mics are more meant for high volume instument micing such as drums or guitar amps ( though they do avoid feedback as well ) such as Shure 57/58 mics. For vocals condenser mics will probably work much better.

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#362802 - 03/09/13 11:05 AM Re: mics [Re: Nigel]
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SENNHEISER e 845 guy here ... LOVE it ... singer
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#362827 - 03/09/13 09:45 PM Re: mics [Re: tony mads usa]
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The 845s is my backup to the 945...I only wish the 900 series had switches- I use a cable with a switch. My friend was a long time sm58 user. He decided to try something new so he got the EV n767 and thought it was a great improvement. I gave him my senn 935 to compare to that, and he thought it in turn blew away the EV and bought one he now uses regularly. I also like Beyerdynamic cardoid/supercardoid mics.
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#362934 - 03/12/13 05:37 AM Re: mics [Re: sparky589]
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Thank you everyone. I might have to go for daves advice as it is just over $100. Spent all my money on a KB you see.
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