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  • #61
    Shure SM7

    My voice is pretty gruff and powerful [think Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers or HR of Bad Brains] and the SM7 works better for me for recording than expensive condenser mics.

    For onstage, the SM57 for the same reasons. It's always worked better for me than an SM58. Second choice is an Audix OM5
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    • #62
      I have a bunch of mics but the one that sounds good on everything is my Mojave MA201. I have a pair of the 200s I have some mics that cost more but this is my go to mic.

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      • #63
        and the SM7 works better for me for recording than expensive condenser mics.


        I've always found that high end dynamic mics (SM7, 421, RE20) sound better on loud singers than condensers do. Condensers just weren't designed to be shouted into.
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        • #64
          I've always found that high end dynamic mics (SM7, 421, RE20) sound better on loud singers than condensers do. Condensers just weren't designed to be shouted into.


          No doubt.

          I was in the studio a few years ago and the engineer put some expensive Sony condenser mic on my voice that was the flavor of the day for pop singers [mic costs around 6000 bucks new, I forget the model number] and it didn't sound good.

          Switched to a cheaper dynamic mic and that did the trick

          By the way, I read that Michael Jackson had used the SM7 for his voice on recordings. He's not exactly who I think of when it comes to loud singers.
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          • #65
            Switched to a cheaper dynamic mic and that did the trick


            I've used scratch vocals cut with 58s as keepers. You need to use a good preamp and EQ out the low mid hump, but they're not the useless "PA" junk mics a lot of people think they are. In a more controlled environment I'd still use a 421, but when you're cutting live off the floor with monitor wedges, a 58 (or M88 if you have one) is just what the doctor ordered.
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            • #66
              Cool thread, I don't think I could choose a favourite mic though, it'd depend on what we're recording. And what it sounds like. And the room we're playing in. And the sound we're going for in the mix.

              I'm becoming very fond of the SM7.
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              • #67
                Not at all. I prefer the Audix i5 over the SM57 quite often.



                I'm personally more interested in reviewing a pair of TLM102's. The body is even smaller, but they're still a side-address LDC, and from the little I've heard, they're more neutral than the (IMHO) somewhat hyped TLM103. There's still a presence peak there in the 10kHz range, but not nearly as broad and wide. They're less expensive too - about $700 "street" vs around $1,100 for the '103.

                For the same price as the 103, I'd rather have the Mojave MA-200 or a Soundelux U195 / Bock Audio 195. IMO, both are better mikes, and more versatile than the TLM103. YMMV.


                I'm listening to the Bock 195 and I have to say it sounds incredible. It's definitely in strong consideration.
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                • #68
                  I couldn't name just one...I made a list but deleted it:facepalm: too long winded...this thread reminds me of Gearslutz.
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                  • #69
                    I'm listening to the Bock 195 and I have to say it sounds incredible. It's definitely in strong consideration.


                    David Bock really knows microphones, and IMO, he makes some of the best mikes currently in production.
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                    • #70
                      David Bock really knows microphones, and IMO, he makes some of the best mikes currently in production.


                      Not likely that I'll be able to afford a 251 anytime soon

                      I wonder how it would sound on my voice using my EHX 12ay7 Tube Mic Pre.

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                      • #71
                        Have but one.

                        SM57, though a good place to start.
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                        • #72
                          I really want an i5
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                          • #73
                            Electro-Voice BK-1,
                            coz it suits my voice best...
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                            • #74
                              Neumann U87 if i had the scratch.
                              At 4050 in my cabinet b/c its what i have.

                              But there are to many mics i want and can't afford.
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                              • #75
                                I like the audix i5 more than a sm57. Does that make me crazy?



                                :love: I've got 103 GAS too.


                                depend son what your micing up.
                                I prefer the I5 on some amps and some drums. where the 57 i like on V30's and more gainy situations. I feel as if the I5 has a flatter response than the 57, where the 57 is more middy and filtered.
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