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Old 07-28-2007, 08:22 AM
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Any audio geeks in the house?


Hi!
I'm setting up a home studio to take advantage of a talent I've had for many, many years. However..I know nothing about microphones..and do I *really* need to spend $400 on a microphone? I called the 800# number that sweetwater gave me..and did indeed get someone who seemed to know what they were talking about. I explained in detail what i was going to do..and he recommended a some $400 model..but honestly..do I really need to part with that much bananas?

>>Oh! I do voices..mostly cartoon..comic voices. Roger Rabbit, for example, is easy for me to do.

Just yesterday a got a new catalog from Musician's friend..and..
it seems to me a $59.99 MXL 909 would do..at least to start.
25Hz-20kHz frequency response. 15mV/Pa (-36dBV) sensitivity.


Opinions?

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Old 07-28-2007, 10:44 AM
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Hey,
In most cases, they are selling you the top model, for some profit.

For your own voice stuff, get a Shure SM58.
Those work really well, and you can always trust Shure!
Untop of that, they are only $100.


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Old 07-28-2007, 10:59 AM
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For your own voice stuff, get a Shure SM58.
Those work really well, and you can always trust Shure!
Untop of that, they are only $100.
The SM58 is aimed for live performances, not for recordings.
I recommend it too if you want a decent sound, but don't expect 400$ recording mic quality.

*** By the way, 400$ is not that much for a microphone.

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Old 07-28-2007, 01:41 PM
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In the world of audio, your sound quality is only going to be as good as your weakest link. The most important parts in the audio chain when recording are the Mic, and Mic Preamp. If both of those suck, so will the end result. I have been dabling in pro-audio since the mid 80's and have gone through my fair share of equipment. You can achive decent results with mid level stuff. I would suggest a Blue Baby Bottle and the PreSonus Eureka Pro Recording Channel (if your trying to stay under 1k). They arent the cheapest pieces of gear, but they will give you good results. The Mic is just plain awesome in the under $500 range, and the pre amp has everything you need to feed your recorder a good signal. The XML mic you mention is ok, but if you really want a good sound, go for the Blue.

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Old 07-28-2007, 08:16 PM
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Hi!
Thanks. I know..I had decided to wait until I could afford the $400 mic. This flyer arrived yesterday..and got me to thinking..perhaps I could start out with this Mic..and get the nicer one later. Thanks for the advice.

I've been having a blast with software..incredible what they have these days. 100 band eQ..etc..etc..

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