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Member Since: Jan 15, 2009

I am looking into buying a microphone for around $100. I know nothing about them and that is why I have come to you guys. I am going primarily be using it for rapping and vocals. Thanks! I run on Windows Vista, have .99GB of ram, 110 gb free and I need the mic to be able to hook up to my laptop.

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Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Jan 15, 2009 02:13 pm

MXL 990 gets good reviews for a $100 mic.

I'm sure there are other suggestions around that price range.

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Jan 15, 2009 02:30 pm

Do you have a preamp and/or an audio interface?

Since: Jan 15, 2009

Jan 15, 2009 05:25 pm


Since: Feb 07, 2005

Jan 15, 2009 05:31 pm

You are going to need a recording interface to get decent recordings. Probably need to add another $100 or so for that. Something like this www.zzounds.com.../item--LINTPUX1 and a Shure SM58 would be where I would start. You could use a free recording app for now.

Since: May 06, 2007

Jan 17, 2009 01:35 pm

Yea a good interface will help any mic.

I just posted an accoustic rough recording I am doing for a band in a different forum. But I;ll post it here to. I am currently using a MXL V63M condesor mic, and I gotta tell ya... when I bought it I bought for the opening price at $400.00 back in 2003. I was pissed to see now its only $70.00. But it is an amazing piece of gear for the price.

I use a small presonus interface with 2 XLR and 2 1/4 inputs, 1 set of headphone outs and monitor outs. Its firewire powered and its a small unit for smaller projects that only require 1 or 2 track inputs at once. Its the Inspire 1394, Good built in mic pre too.


Here what I did with these 2 pieces of gear on a PC setup using Acid Pro 6 from Sony:


Hope this helped a little...

I tune down down...
Since: Jun 11, 2007

Jan 17, 2009 03:49 pm

Holy crap... Does NO ONE read the "How to get started" section!?

Czar of Cheese
Since: Jun 09, 2004

Jan 17, 2009 05:52 pm

Hang on now...let's be civil...

Restrung, I'm going to lock the other thread, so let's keep everything in htis thread. Also, take a look at our FAQ section, it might answer a few of your questions:


Thanks for posting!

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