Arnold Krille wrote:
Am Mittwoch, 11. April 2007 schrieb Loki Davison:
> Thread hijack so i changed the name... I want to record acoustic
> guitar and vocals. Price limit is < AUD$300 so i'm thinking of 2
> behringer c-2's ($75!!) and stereo mic pre or a single SM Pro mic 1
> condenser and pre.
you are talking about the "most important" part of your studio:
mic+preamp! - you'll want a compressor, too - but not for $300.
aah don't forget the to add the budget for a Spider and Popper-Stopper,
but a nylon and some wire does the trick, too ;)
> Are cheap condensers better than sm57/58 of the
> same price? Any recommendations?
for acoustic guitar probably yes. - but a sm58 always comes in handy as
does a sm57. ;)
i suggest to get one mid-class Mic eg. AGK200 or AT4033 and a (mono)
tube-preamp (eg. presonus).
unless it's just s tmp. hobby I suggest you rob your piggy bank.. over
here, 500 euro seems to be the pedestal for a basic good home recording.
2000 for a proper. 12000 to start a studio... - a Shure is always a
good tentative solution..
when recording acoustic guitar place the condenser in front of the it
(does not need to be close) but put the SM58 close to the neck-end. (a
sm57 is even better)
If your guitar has a built-in pick up, record it as well. adding *a
little* of those other mics will greatly improve the ambience of many
Since some time I do have a strong urge not to buy
behringer. They make same
good stuff. And they are certainly worth the price. But nothing more...
And while the headphone-amp of behringer is kind of a standard, the mics are
most probably some cheap imitations (like there mixers).
My band-leader owns a Tube-Mic (a Fame from musicstore) which was cheap (ie.
in the price-range you mentioned) but sounds warmer than my C4s and so we use
it for vocals and guitar. Both for acoustic guitar and for electric-guitar,
altough the guitarist would be satisfied to directly plug in I think going
through his (not so high-quality) amp and the tube-mic adds some great value
to the signal.
i can second that. - but there's some magic in high-end analog audio
equipment that is just unbeatable...
I wouldn't go for cheap condensors (<100� per
ack. you will regret it. - there are a few cheap but good condenser-mics
though. even below 30 euro. Some of them beat "brand-name" products in
the 100 euro range...
If you want to use your mic(s) on stage too, I would
go for Shure SM58 or even
better Shure Beta58 (or 57 for instruments-only). The later one is also
usable in studio for recording percussions.
For live the SM57 can be substituted by thomann the.mic mb75 if you are on a
Have a nice day,