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Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 9:47 am
by Derekslide
What would be the best mic for USB connection?

I want to record Crossroads, However right now I can record it with the digitech rp150 but it cuts my sound down by half and you wouldn't be able to hear MY TONE my TRUE tone.

So what would be the best bet?

Maybe wait and get a mini mac & usb mic & the band in the box?

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:26 pm
by 1dustyeod
I like MXL's. I saw that they make one that has a USB input. Also..... IF you have a mixing board (8-16 channel) you can use it to go into your computer and use any kind of mike you'd like. Just use the stereo output from the board and go into the 'puter...... Hope that helps a little.

:D 8) :roll:

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:59 pm
by Derekslide
1dustyeod wrote:I like MXL's. I saw that they make one that has a USB input. Also..... IF you have a mixing board (8-16 channel) you can use it to go into your computer and use any kind of mike you'd like. Just use the stereo output from the board and go into the 'puter...... Hope that helps a little.

:D 8) :roll:
So maybe get a mixer? I'll be using a reso guitar to record crossroads that's why I'm asking .

I was thinking of recording it with a canon zr56 camcorder

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 2:13 pm
by ricochet
All I've used is one of those desktop mics intended for voice control of the computer and dictation. An Apple "Plain Talk" mic, specifically. Works fine.

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 7:35 pm
by Derekslide
ricochet wrote:All I've used is one of those desktop mics intended for voice control of the computer and dictation. An Apple "Plain Talk" mic, specifically. Works fine.
I've tried a mic like that a long time ago to re cord some of my rock riff's and it sucked so bad I had to take it back.

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:46 am
by 1dustyeod
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=273102

There you go. MXL makes a great mike. I don't care which model you get. They're all good. I used to use my Carvin 16 StudioMate until I built my Mobile Recording Unit. I still use my MXL's though. Every chance I get.

:D 8) :roll:

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:00 pm
by Derekslide
1dustyeod wrote:http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-MXL-V63MBP-Computer-Desktop-Recording-Kit?sku=273102

There you go. MXL makes a great mike. I don't care which model you get. They're all good. I used to use my Carvin 16 StudioMate until I built my Mobile Recording Unit. I still use my MXL's though. Every chance I get.

:D 8) :roll:
I was thinking of that one but I'll a mic with a semi long cord so I can use my music stand as a mic stand :)

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:22 pm
by 1dustyeod
They DO make USB extensions/adaptors friend......

:D 8) :roll:

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:54 pm
by Derekslide
1dustyeod wrote:They DO make USB extensions/adaptors friend......

:D 8) :roll:
How would it do picking up a Resonator guitar?

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:02 am
by 1dustyeod
Probably quite well. I can say nothing but good things about those mikes.... Of course, one has to experiment a little and find the 'sweet spot' distance and position wise but that has to be done with any mike you have in your arsenal. For the money though, they can't be beat IMHO...... I have two of the 990's, 2 V69's (green and gold) and two other black MXL's. I buy 'em in pairs so I can set 'em up in stereo arrays.... Man..... talk about nice tones...

:D 8) :roll:

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 11:56 am
by Derekslide
1dustyeod wrote:Probably quite well. I can say nothing but good things about those mikes.... Of course, one has to experiment a little and find the 'sweet spot' distance and position wise but that has to be done with any mike you have in your arsenal. For the money though, they can't be beat IMHO...... I have two of the 990's, 2 V69's (green and gold) and two other black MXL's. I buy 'em in pairs so I can set 'em up in stereo arrays.... Man..... talk about nice tones...

:D 8) :roll:
well I just need a good basic mic that will pick up a tricone.

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 5:45 pm
by 1dustyeod
It'll pick up up just fine friend..... If you get one and don't like it, I'll buy it from you for what you have in it. Having another one in my collection won't hurt me a bit.

:D 8) :roll:

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 2:12 pm
by Derekslide
I wish I could pick up a 2 channel mixer and this XML mic for about $70? since that's all I have for cash at the time for the month.

Re: Best USB MIC?

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 10:45 pm
by Derekslide
Also got me a sweet mic ordered with a diafram & mic stand.