Vocal mics?

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Vocal mics?

Postby stumblin » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:13 pm

I really need a good vocal mic.
Maybe you all know what a skinflint I am, I don't want to be forking out too heavily, but I do need something that works okay.
Any suggestions?
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Postby allanlummox » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:18 pm

That Shure sm58 works well, is reasonably priced, and you can drive nails with it.

Anything cheaper is ... well, cheap.

Seems like I've always had one around...I seem to recall teething on one.
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Postby ricochet » Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:15 pm

I've actually heard good reports on those really cheap Nady knockoffs.
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Postby houserocker » Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:19 pm

Are you looking for a recording mic or a live vocal mic?

http://www.thehouserockers.net
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Postby stumblin » Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:43 pm

A live vocal mic. If it's good for recording too, that would be a bonus.
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Postby t bone bruce » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:49 pm

Behringers XM8500 mic is pretty similar to the SM58. I've used one down at jam nights and it does the job fine. good price too.
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Postby stumblin » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:45 am

Thanks for the input, chaps.
All this info is being duly noted.
Charlie O, good to hear from you :)
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Postby 1dustyeod » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:48 am

SM58's rule. " If its good enough for Mick......" If you listen closely or check the manufacturers' info, you'll find that the Nady's and Behringers have a 'bitch notch ' in them..... Thats another reason Sures are the industry standards.

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Postby jellyroll baker » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:37 am

t bone bruce wrote:Behringers XM8500 mic is pretty similar to the SM58. I've used one down at jam nights and it does the job fine. good price too.


I picked up a handy-dandy budget 3-pack of Behringer SM58-a-likes for about $75 Aus. They sound a hell of a lot betetr than they should for the price and are nice to have on hand.
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Postby ricochet » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:35 pm

"Bitch notch?" Google only finds the term on those spam sites that have every word in the dictionary on them, for who knows what purpose.
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Postby 1dustyeod » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:07 pm

Haven't hung around very many sound guys. Eh? "Bitch notch" refers to a mike with a higher than normal frequency response in certain areas of vocal range. They tend to sound thin friend.....

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Postby ricochet » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:12 pm

Sounds like a peak, not a notch.
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Postby slickcat » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:42 pm

My Johnson gets a peak now and then. Especially when talking about a bitch notch. :shock:
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Postby stumblin » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:43 pm

slickcat wrote:My Johnson gets a peak now and then. Especially when talking about a bitch notch. :shock:

Have you tried polishing it?
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Postby slickcat » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:51 pm

Not since you guys recommended nev-R-dull. :D
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