affordable Mic?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Soura2112, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Soura2112 macrumors 6502

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    Im looking for an affordable mic to set up now that I have Logic Pro (was always on Garageband before). Im not a singer, drummer actually (no mics on my set sadly). I just want to do some voice stuff and other sound effects. My friend is an okay singer, so I would like to capture good audio but no singing for "pro work" no American Idol singing, just fun, my pro work is editing videos.

    I have been playing with the idea of doing some podcasts for years, so I would also like a mic that could handle both (two birds one stone), simply get a good sound, not great, since great typically means pricey and at the moment mic work is simply a hobby.

    The main thing I am looking for outside of the mic itself is a study stand to sit on my desk.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  4. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have an interface or are you looking for a USB mic?
     
  5. PAPO macrumors 6502

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    +1 for NT1-A it's a super versatile mic, especially great for vocals.
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    I truly do not understand this love affair with the nt1a. It is one of the worst mics I've ever used.
     
  7. dj-anon macrumors member

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    Nah, if you don't know anything about mics or audio engineering, just get a Shure SM58 and live a happy life.
     
  8. PAPO macrumors 6502

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    well if we were to start talking live mics I'd say Rode M1 over the SM58, but yeh the 58 probably isn't a bad idea either
     
  9. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    It is THE standard vocal mic for a reason. I don't get around to using mine at all anymore, but it's a mighty fine mic, that's for sure.
     

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