PDA

View Full Version : Best Dynamic Vocal Recording Mic Under $300



Smokes
04-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Im looking for my first dynamic recording microphone. I plan to be recording vocal tracks for different types of EDM, electro, dnb, AND non electronic music too. Im looking for the best possible quality mic I can get for under $300. Any suggestions?

thehadgi
04-06-2012, 09:49 PM
You might want to look into a Shure SM7 for your price range. Used possibly, because new I think they're like 350 usually

http://static.musiciansfriend.com/derivates/18/001/202/055/DV016_Jpg_Large_270247.jpg

I'm by no means an expert, but I've been researching mics to get, and the SM7 seems to be what the Sm57 is for it's price range; a general all-around workhorse that works extremely well. Obviously you need good converters/audio interface to get the most out of it, and it's low output, which means you'll need a bit more gain to get volume from it, so a crappy interface might add noise. But at/around your price range, this could be a good option. I heard they used it for MJ's Thriller album.

What kind of interface do you have?

Scrap McNapps
04-07-2012, 08:10 AM
The SM7B is a very good dynamic mic. That said it is also a gain hog. You need 60 dB AT LEAST to get the best out of it.

Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk

mostapha
04-07-2012, 10:43 AM
You also need a strong vocalist. It's awesome but not particularly forgiving.

Why do you want a dynamic? I'd seriously consider a budget condenser instead for general vocals. Audio Technica makes several in the range that are decent for the price.

Manu
04-07-2012, 10:45 AM
You want a condenser mic for recording vocals. + 1 on audio technica, good value for money.

thehadgi
04-07-2012, 08:47 PM
Wouldn't ya know it:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/gearslutz-secondhand-gear-classifieds/716223-shure-sm7b-microphone.html

$280