Vocal mic help

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Member Since: Oct 12, 2004

Hey, I'm on a really tight budget, and I was wondering what would be the best mic for recording non-screaming vocals , Audix om-2 or the Sm57?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 25, 2004 12:31 pm

SM58 prolly...

Since: Oct 12, 2004

Oct 25, 2004 12:34 pm

lol dont have that mic

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 25, 2004 12:42 pm

oh, I thought you were considering BUYING one from your "tight budget" comment.

Between the two, I dunno, I would try them both and see, I would suspect the Audix might be better for vox though...

Since: Oct 12, 2004

Oct 25, 2004 12:50 pm

thanks for the help!!!

...bringing sexy back
Since: Jul 01, 2002

Oct 26, 2004 06:07 am

antares make a vst that emulates mics, might be of interest to ya...

The fat one always watches us.
Since: Nov 08, 2002

Oct 26, 2004 02:30 pm

i use my sm57 for everything- and it shows

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 27, 2004 12:11 am

I will second flame on that. I use the Antares Mic modeler and it works pretty well. But make sure if you use a 57, you tell it your using a 57. Then it can match up to the others pretty well.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Oct 27, 2004 12:33 am

Your qualifier "non screaming" intrigues me. If you have a very good vocalist you will probably not be satisfied with anything less than a reasonable quality large diaphram condenser. But a lot can be done with subtle changes in eq, a little warming, and of course as mentioned modelers. Patience is also a key, and attention to detail. I also very much agree with dB. Try the things! One should fit your vocalist better than the other. I will hand some vocalists a my nasty old Audio Technica. Does a great job of flattering the singer than just should not sing as it is not all that sensitive.

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