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Audio Gear I am looking for a good microphone for singing

Yoyo

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Hey everyone,
I am looking for good microphone (XLR) around 100 Euros. Does anyone has good recommendations? I tried the Uhuru UM-900 (USB) and I was really not happy about how my voice sounded. Right now I am using an external microphone for my camera.
 

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Do you need a USB mic or will an XLR mic work?

I own several Shure BETA 87As for this purpose. If you can deal with an XLR connector, you can look into the used pro equipment market. The nice thing is that the pro stuff is built to last so buying used from a reputable shop is a pretty safe thing to do.

Other thing - you may want to try them as different mics respond to different tonal ranges. So visiting a shop (I know - COVID) is a good option if you can do it.
 
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I wanna go the XLR route. I will probably buy the Focusrite scarlett solo. Right now I was thinking of the AT2035 or Shure one.
 

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I wanna go the XLR route. I will probably buy the Focusrite scarlett solo. Right now I was thinking of the AT2035 or Shure one.
It will definitely give you way ore options to get an audio interface that will let you use XLR mics.

I haven't personally used the AT2035, but have used the Shure SM-7B, the Shure SM58 and the previously-mentioned BETA 87A. Audio-Technica makes good gear. I would also consider AKG.
 
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I will take a look at the Shure ones. Do you have experiences with Rode?
 

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It will definitely give you way ore options to get an audio interface that will let you use XLR mics.

I haven't personally used the AT2035, but have used the Shure SM-7B, the Shure SM58 and the previously-mentioned BETA 87A. Audio-Technica makes good gear. I would also consider AKG.
Are these condenser mics? good for vocal recording for music production?

I will take a look at the Shure ones. Do you have experiences with Rode?
yes, I have some. bought a few years back. but didn't spend time with it because of friend-zoned. it is high sensitive, we need to make a recording room for it. good for startups, as I heard many starters use Rode in the beginning. About output, then it's upon your creativity or the recordist that how best you can bring out from the Rode's microphone (sounds like I'm advertising about it).
 

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Are these condenser mics? good for vocal recording for music production?
They are. The SM58 is one of the old standards in the industry.

I will take a look at the Shure ones. Do you have experiences with Rode?
I'll not list all of the mics I own because I've been collecting them for a very long time. But I currently own 3 RODE mics. The NT1-A would be their base vocal mic in a similar category. It's a nice mic. But I think at the NT1-A price range, I'd stretch a bit more because there is a fairly significant break point once you get above 300 euros. Then you are in the SM7-B or similar category.

If you truly want to stay below 100 euros the easiest answer is the Shure SM58.
 

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Hey there,
I am also a vocalist and I used to have a Rode NT1A and I really didn't like it. Even though it is a very popular mic for the entry level price it is very harsh for a female voice. I used to find the SM58 sounded better even though it is a dynamic mic.

I have since bought a SM7B and it was definitely worth the money.
Hope this helps.
Jess
 

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[QUOTE = "Yoyo, pos: 106029, anggota: 49659"]
Hai semuanya,
Saya mencari mikrofon yang bagus (XLR) sekitar 100 Euro. Apakah ada yang punya rekomendasi bagus? Saya mencoba Uhuru UM-900 (USB) dan saya sangat tidak senang dengan suara saya. Sekarang saya menggunakan mikrofon eksternal untuk kamera saya.
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RODE menurut saya lebih baik untuk saat ini
 
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Yoyo

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Hey there,
I am also a vocalist and I used to have a Rode NT1A and I really didn't like it. Even though it is a very popular mic for the entry level price it is very harsh for a female voice. I used to find the SM58 sounded better even though it is a dynamic mic.

I have since bought a SM7B and it was definitely worth the money.
Hope this helps.
Jess
That's a shame. I missed your message. Just got the NT1A second hand for 100 Euro. Maybe I will resell it in the future and go for the Shure SM7B, which is out of my price range right now. Thanks for your help.
 

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I would always go Rode

They just have great prices for what you get

We use a couple for live songs [studio mic though] and a shot gun one on the camera for normal videos

Which one you - is up to your budget - but the vocal ones - are designed to make vocals sound 'sexy' [I mean nice by that]

You will still need to use a whole load of FX, but your in signal [if your recording space is sonically good] will be very good [warm]

I'm pretty sure you don't even need phantom power for most their mics [as it's built into the power source] - it's only the shotgun mic we have [actually the most expensive of the mics we bought] that needs the 48V Phantom power from somewhere to make it work...
 

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That's a shame. I missed your message. Just got the NT1A second hand for 100 Euro. Maybe I will resell it in the future and go for the Shure SM7B, which is out of my price range right now. Thanks for your help.
Going second hand was a smart move!
 

MaJ

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Yikes

Shure SM7B is great

But if you are recording in a studio situation [for best sound] than the Rode is much better [it's a condenser rather than a dynamic mic] - i.e. it needs a power source

But condensers have been studio mics for a long time, for a reason

Shure Sm7B is great - but for recording, it's a step down

 

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Yikes

Shure SM7B is great

But if you are recording in a studio situation [for best sound] than the Rode is much better [it's a condenser rather than a dynamic mic] - i.e. it needs a power source

But condensers have been studio mics for a long time, for a reason

Shure Sm7B is great - but for recording, it's a step down

There is a lot of opinion in that article masquerading as objectivity...
 

MaJ

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Well, 20+ years myself of recording experience - and I use Shure mics almost everyday

But bluntly - if I had to choose... it isn't even close - the Rode is a much better mic

You may have an argument if the mic [warmth/characteristics] doesn't suit your voice. But it would be very unlikely.

Of course you can use the Shure and it will be great. Just for recording songs - I would 100% use the Rode.
 

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Oh, as a note

If it's the same as the Rode NTK or K2 that I have

You will need to leave it on for 30 minutes for the valves to warm up - it is a massive difference

So the drawback is you don't want to use this mic if you want to be able to switch it straight on and start recording

Where as the Shure won't need any 'warming' up
 

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I will take a look at the Shure ones. Do you have experiences with Rode?
I have Rode NT-2. I am in a metal band and my vocalist has a wide vocal range so this is not a bad microphone! This is a condenser microphone which is better for higher ranges/its has a more sensitive frequency response.

The NT2 also has the ability to change the polar filter and its defo better than the NT1 in my opinion
 

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That's a shame. I missed your message. Just got the NT1A second hand for 100 Euro. Maybe I will resell it in the future and go for the Shure SM7B, which is out of my price range right now. Thanks for your help.
The NT1-A is good for singing + acoustic, while the SM7B is good for narration + voiceover, but that's just me lol
 

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If your budget is 100 euros (about $175 Australian dollars) then you're only real option then is the SM58. "The legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording"

Many musicians supposedly still use it for live performances, so if you want it specifically for music and singing, you really want to go for the industry standard, and it sits in your budget and has the reputation to go along with it.