Condensor Mics (Need helping deciding!!)
Posted on Feb 15, 2005 05:12 pm
Member Since: Jan 09, 2005
Good day, I hate to do this but I can't quite decide on which condensor mic to purchase around the $200 area...
I've been looking at the following:
- rode nt1
- behringer b-2
- m-audio luna
I'm sort of leaning towards the rode, however i've been hearing excellent things about the AT... anyways, i'll basically only be recording vocals for mainly folky-ish stuff and acoustic guitars. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot!
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Feb 15, 2005 05:15 pm Rode nt1A all the way,
I had a behringer B1 which was awsome too so I guess the B2 is good choice as well..
Feb 15, 2005 06:21 pm yeah my old roomate has a NT1 and i loved it
GeoffSM7b the Chuck Noris of Mic'sContributor
Feb 15, 2005 10:45 pm the NT1 is a good choice, and it is backed around here with some great reviews. The B-1 amd B-2 are ok . I've had wonderful luck with the VG line from MXL (don't laugh it's true) ,especialy the VG76 and 77 (which is a tube condesor). Your best bet is (if you can) try and go to a music store and check the mic's other and see which ones sound right for you .
Since: Jun 20, 2002
Feb 16, 2005 07:28 am Agree with all this. Try before ye buy if poss.
I have a B1 and can say, its a very good mic. When the price is considered, ye canny whack it!
Feb 16, 2005 09:58 am I had a studio projects b3 that was very nice. I'd assume the C1 would be better (160$ and 200$).
Since: Apr 08, 2004
I haven't tried the Rode, but would probably pick that as my next mic purchase.
WaltChief Cook and Bottle WasherMember
Feb 16, 2005 10:30 am The NT1 and 3035 are going to run pretty much head to head with small (subjective term) differences in coloration. Both are very sensitive and articulate for the price range. The NT1 is probably a little crisper with a slight mid-high boost. The 3035 a little warmer.
Since: May 10, 2002
It would be great to try them first, however that is rough with the subtle differences in these two mics. Especially in a music store where you usually don't have booths, headphones, etc. to work with to really get a 'micro view' of the mics.
I have two NT1's that I lean on a lot, but then because of 'time in' with these mics I know how they will work with my pre-amps, with eq changes etc. So it is not really fair for me to compare them with other mics that I have not 'learned' yet.
Feb 16, 2005 09:36 pm I generally Like MXL mics, I've got three, and I've also used the RODE NT1 which is a good mic
Since: Apr 07, 2002
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