Heya. I'm looking for my first microphone, and i'm hoping yall can help me pick one out.
I want to record guitars. I play rock, with heavily distorted guitars. The sound i'm looking for is heavy, but very clear and articulate.
I don't know what mics require a power supply or not, but for simplicity and budget's sake, i want a mic that requires as little extra stuff as possible.
I would prefer something extremely durable (not that anyone would specifically want something delicate, but still, just saying that that is important to me).
This may be unreasonable, but i'm looking for something high-quality that is roughly in the 50-100 dollar range new.
Based on what I've read, an SM57 would qualify, but I'm hoping for something that'll surprise me. I also have a tendency to avoid the standard, conventional gear, as i don't particularly want to blend in--given the choice i'd rather stand out, if i can manage to do so in a good way.
Other mics I'm considering are the Senheisser e609 and Shure PG57. Any thoughts on those?
Side note: The audio interface im looking to get is a focusrite scarlett 2i2 studio pack, which comes with the interface, plus headphones and a condenser mic for vocals/acoustic instruments. If you know of an interface or an interface bundle pack of superior quality and comparable or lesser price, i'm open to suggestions.
thanks much for the help