Looking for a mic for a home studio

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  1. thewangbot

    thewangbot Member

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    With a good, high quality sound, doesn't have to be super top notch

    Looking for around $100-$150 price range

    So far, I looked at the MXL R144 Ribbon and liked what I saw and heard, great sound quality

    If anyone has any suggestions, it'd be appreciated

    Thanks
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  2. capItal eyez

    capItal eyez Member

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    I know this is a little out of your range, I'd check out the Blue Spark
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  3. TrillThugBoss

    TrillThugBoss Well-Known Member

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    use your built in laptop mic, the sound quality is nearly as good as most studio mic setups
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  4. Raskass23

    Raskass23 New Member

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    I bought one for 60...I suprisingly decent!
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  5. zeeofafbllc

    zeeofafbllc New Member

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    The AKG 200 has worked great for me. Its in the 100-150. I've been able to pull off some pretty good recordings with it. Sometimes you can catch them for cheap on sale at guitar center. Overall, I thought it was money well spent.
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  6. ALPH988

    ALPH988 New Member

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    The MXL mics are great starter mics but you better have a good preamp. A step up I'd go with a Blue mic. A good digital mic preamp makes all the difference for home recording. Presets are your friend. Read a lot of reviews before you buy.
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  7. Momento

    Momento New Member

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    I myself have recently got an Audio Technica AT2035 and I use to own the AT 3035, suposedly some people swear by it. Very versatile can handle alot of noise to a high decibal if needed and also female vocalist as well as someone like my friend with a deeper raspy voice. Very beautiful condenser in my opinion, and I got mine on ebay for about 97$ before taxes and shipping.

    Only catch is with this condenser and many others is you will need phantom power to use it.


    Hope this helps, I will post you a review link of this mic in abit.

    ciao
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  8. Momento

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  9. Maduras

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    I have the MXL 990 condenser mic, seems really good to me, I think it's around $100
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  10. DjFatalityBeatz

    DjFatalityBeatz www.BeatsForStars.com

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    I'd have to say Audio Technica's new mics, they're pretty affordable but are pretty good IMO. The one I have is usb, but I'm pretty sure they have have XLR versions as well!
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  11. SF Traxx

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  12. BeatsByYou

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    I really have to disagree with you on that one.
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  13. BeatsByYou

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    Audio Technica, AKG are a very good start but your budget is very low if you are looking for good quality. I would budget between 600-900.00 max and you will be good for anything that comes your way. You have to remember that when ever you purchase equipment you will be able to use it for anything and not that your stuck buying more equipment.
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  14. Mic Guru

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    Microphones are Like Paintbrushes~!

    If you have a bright, or nasal, or sibilant voice, a mellow mic is best.

    If you're like Kay-Gee or DMC, and your voice already has a full-bodied sound then you can use a brighter microphone. The human voice is the most varied and diverse of all the 'musical instruments' - One Size Fits All is not reality!

    Find a mic that fits YOUR Voice is my advice!
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  15. east1718

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    get you an M AUDIO mic
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  16. TruthSon MBC

    TruthSon MBC New Member

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    Yea The Blue spark is nice, you can prolly get one refurbished on amazon right at 150 also for quality the proof is in the preamp pudding lol gotta have one
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  17. Guerrilla

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    I started with an MXL then dug deeper into my pockets and went with the AKG C 3000 I actually miss my MXL mic. As long as the mic captures clean vocals it can be dressed up in the mixing process, layering, panning and adding delay and what not to make the vocals sound fuller. A more expensive mic don't always guarantee better quality...
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