Any ideas what a good mic for vocals on my 2i2 would be?

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Any ideas what a good mic for vocals on my 2i2 would be?

Post by marc32123 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:23 am

I know there are basically only two types of mic's from talking to my father about it, a condensor and a dynamic. I also know that a condensor is better able to pick up noise that is farther away from the actual mic. Right now I am using a cheap AKG D 8000 S. It wiggles where the connection of the cord to the mic is at, and I am picking up sounds I don't want from it when recording. I am looking to upgrade to a new mic, but am not really looking to spend too much. I think a dynamic mic would suit me better since I live in a household where there is constant noise. Any idea's of what would be a good mic for around 50-100 dollars?

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Post by trevlyns » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:33 am

My opinion through ownership of all 3 mics mentioned...

No question - at the top of your price range the AKG D5 is unbeatable.

Cheaper and just as good as a Shure SM58 is its clone - the Behringer XM8500
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Post by marc32123 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:41 am

Thanks I just picked up the AKG D5 off ebay....I know this is probably a really dumb question, but I just like to double check things. This is the one you mean right?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... OC:US:3160

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Post by gypsy101 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:52 am

that's the one. AKG D5,it's a great all around mic.

FYI,as far as mic types there's -
dynamic
condenser
tube condenser
ribbon

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Post by trevlyns » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:40 am

Yep, that's the one Marc - you won't be disappointed!

Just remember to have your 2i2 switched to 'line' when you plug it in.
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Post by bbdrmz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:57 pm

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Post by marc32123 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:25 pm

Man this mic is awesome Trev, so much better then the one I was using before. I got rid of that high pitched noise too....

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Post by trevlyns » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:31 am

Nice one Marc!
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Post by gypsy101 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:29 am

marc32123 wrote:Man this mic is awesome Trev, so much better then the one I was using before. I got rid of that high pitched noise too....
what did you have before?

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Post by davefk » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:31 am

Take a look at this mic: MXL 990 (£79) it has really good reviews. Have a look at these videos too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBCOpkHoKc0 Craig's Description

http://www.mxlmics.com/microphones/900-series/990 Product Page

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MXL-MXL990-990- ... B0002GIRP2 Amazon

And craig using the mic: Amazing sound from this mic.

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Post by gypsy101 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:27 am

I have the MXL 990. it's a good mic but the MXL 990s is a bit more versatile.
I like the 990 but it is a bit "sterile". pony up the coin & get an AKG perception 220 or even better a 214 and never look back. :wink:

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Post by marc32123 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:47 am

gypsy101 wrote:
marc32123 wrote:Man this mic is awesome Trev, so much better then the one I was using before. I got rid of that high pitched noise too....
what did you have before?
AKG D 8000 S

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Post by Ianpb » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:02 pm

Just to add to the chatter about condenser microphones, I recently bought a Fame C01 Deluxe. It's brilliant. A bit smoother and less sibilant than the Behringer B-1, a bit cheaper (£61 in the UK), and able to pick up the lower harmonics of my baritone voice a bit better. No level pad switch, but an LF roll-off switch accessible by removing the housing, although I never use it anyway.

The funny thing is that it looks like it has the same Chinese 1" cartridge as the B-1, and with much less circuitry, yet sounds better.

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Re: Any ideas what a good mic for vocals on my 2i2 would be?

Post by gypsy101 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:28 am

marc32123 wrote:
gypsy101 wrote:
marc32123 wrote:Man this mic is awesome Trev, so much better then the one I was using before. I got rid of that high pitched noise too....
what did you have before?
AKG D 8000 S
Hmm,I have a couple of those. older ones that work fine.
I wouldn't doubt if you have a cold solder joint or loose connection in the switch resulting in a ground issue that's causing the noise.

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