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100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« on: December 21, 2010, 11:02:02 PM »
I think I may have overexplained that in the thread title... I've nothing left to say hahaaa!

But yeah, I have just over 100 quid of christmas monies and I need a good vocal mic, any suggestions?

I've been looking at a couple but all the good ones seem to be 200 ish, like the rode NT1 and AKG C2000, so should I save up some more and wait or just get a cheaper one?

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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 11:20:16 PM »
I can't really advise on which is better than another...but the Rode NT1-A kit (with shock-mount, and popshield) should only cost about 150 tops, shouldn't it?
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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 01:16:43 AM »
I'm not sure of the UK availability, but MXL makes some very reasonable, very good mics.  I got mine at www.PSSL.com

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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 12:50:09 PM »
The SE ELectronics SE2000 http://www.dv247.com/microphones/se-ele ... eld--70051 is probably a pretty good buy (77 quid in DIgital VIllage)

The Rode NT1-A http://www.dv247.com/microphones/rode-n ... one--10229 is a stunning mic for the price but a bit above your budget at 132.

Bear in mind you will need something to bolt it to and a cable, assuming you haven't already got those and a cheapo mic stand will be around 20 and a half decent mic cable will be over a tenner*

*RIght now on my desk I have a 5m cable with cheapo no-name XLRs waiting for me to get the soldering iron out to repair it, whereas the good ones in my cable box with Neutrik XLRs that cost me about 20 quid per cable never give a moment's trouble.

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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 10:17:58 AM »
I heard good things about Studioprojects and they're in your price range.
http://www.studioprojectsusa.com/b_series.html
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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 05:05:03 PM »
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I'm not sure of the UK availability, but MXL makes some very reasonable, very good mics.  I got mine at http://www.PSSL.com

I second that. I have the MXL 909 http://http://www.mxlmics.com/products/900_series/909/909.html and got it for about 100$ US + shipping.

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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2010, 10:21:42 PM »
Just ordered my lovely shiny new Rode NT1 with a popshield and ting, innit.
Thanks very much, guys!

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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2010, 01:53:19 PM »
You're gonna love it!

A mate of mine has one, and he rates them very highly.  And he should know, having, in a previous life  engineered in/produced in/run some of the worlds finest studios.  In fact he was so impressed, he was instrumental in setting up the first Rode distribution deal in the UK

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Re: 100-150 vocal and acoustic guitar mic for christmas?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2010, 03:28:14 PM »
Now that does look good. I might have to get one in the new year...