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re: Recording tools
Depends what you want to record.
There are specific mics for specific purposes. The SM-57 is a good mic
for live performance as it is durable. Dynamic mics like the SM-57 are
often used on drums in the studio. They are supposedly the mic of
choice by some singers in the studio, too, but I think there are better
mics for acoustic instruments and vocals. Generally speaking,
studio-quality mics don't travel well, so you might keep this in mind.
My suggestion is to take a little time and search for usenet discussions
or for white papers on microphone types - and I don't mean searching the
Musicians Friend on-line catalog...
A couple of inexpensive-but-good condensor mics that you might research
on usenet groups such as Product.SONAR on the news.cakewalk.com server:
Studio Projects C-1 (excellent vocal mic) at about $225
Oktava MC012 (MK012) at Guitar Center for about $99, but you must
audition due to QC problems (excellent on acoustic instruments)
Rode NT5 (about $250/pair new on ebay) Sold as a matched set and are
said to be nice on drums or on acoustic instruments
Looping content - Say has anybody here been to the Saturday loopfest at
Chama (NYC) lately? Haven't seen much discussion here of same...
Chris Richards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:35:17 -0700 (PDT)
OK, folks, my Fostex VF80 arrived yesterday. I
bought it for $525 including shipping from
someone on E-bay, and it seems to work fine.
Now, I need to ask if anyone has any suggestions
about microphones and headphones. I'm looking at
getting a Shure SM-57, as it looks like they're
available relatively cheaply on E-bay (one guy is
selling SM-57's for about 90 a pop, and he throws
in a 20 feet mic cable to boot). What about
headphones? I imagine those are gonna be kinda
pricey. Any thoughts here, folks?