Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Mic you need to be a true EMCEE

  High quality sound in your vocals are essential to making the most of your songs.  I've compiled a list of the top mic's that come with somewhat reasonable prices.  Like and share and feel free to add your input in the comments section.   Share your youtube music vids if you like and comment what type of mic you used if you can remember.  


Mic Forums

http://recording.org/threads/which-studio-condenser-mic-to-get.49956/

http://homerecording.com/bbs/general-discussions/recording-techniques/hip-hop-rap-home-recording-microphone-questions-309550/

http://homerecording.com/bbs/equipment-forums/microphones/mic-best-rappers-recording-purpose-home-354763/


THE MIC'S


The Audio Technica AT2020

    A great budget friendly microphone that offers a ton of power.
The vocals are clean, crisp and very direct.

LINKS

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/happenings/419c6513f828c90d/
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/reviews/682497-audio-technica-at2020.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/356521-REG/Audio_Technica_AT2020_AT2020_Condenser_Microphone.html
http://www.wirerealm.com/guides/best-microphone-for-recording-rap-vocals

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The Shure SM58

      Owns the crown of the "The most popular mic in the world"

Its rugged design and resistance to feedback make a perfect mic for live performances.  It also performs just as great in the studio.  You can check out images of artists from around the world performing on stage and 9 of 10 will be using the Shure SM58.

LINKS

http://www.shure.eu/products/microphones/sm58
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shure_SM58
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/dynamic-microphones/shure-sm58-mic

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The Shure SM7B


   Best for top of your lungs rock lyrics and radio broadcasting

Been used by virtually every rockstar since its release in 1976. Was also used on Michael Jackson's Thriller album, which is the number 1 selling album of all time.

LINKS

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SM7B/reviews
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/reviews/674499-shure-sm7b.html
http://tweakheadz.com/review-of-the-shure-sm7b/
http://blog.shure.com/sm57-on-steroids-the-shure-sm7-b-story/

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The Rode NT1A


  Considered "Best cheap vocal microphone in the world"
Probably the most popular in home studio mic.

LINKS
http://www.rode.com/microphones/nt1-a
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vELgb_p0ws
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NT1AAnniv/reviews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33yCeYiqdQc

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AKG Perception 420

  Record your vocals without those unwanted low frequencies
Great mic for the price in the 150 Range.  It can handle sound pressure levels up to 155 decibels without distortion.  It comes with a shock mount.


LINKS

https://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb09/articles/akgperception.htm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLj5bbo2R7E
http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/akg-perception-420-review/

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Apex 435

  Frequency response of up to 20 khz.  Double sided grill to pick up sounds from all directions.  Can also be used with an XLR to USB converter if you don't have an interface with Phantom Power.

LINKS

http://en.audiofanzine.com/large-diaphragm-condenser-microphone/apex/435/user_reviews/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BvLmfCJg2Q
http://recording.org/threads/which-studio-condenser-mic-to-get.49956/


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