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Oskar



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:53 am    Post subject: Mic advice
Subject description: Looking for a good recording mic for my vocals
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So anyway, having moved to the countryside I have enough space to get back into recording again. I need to find a good mic - or maybe even two or three - to record my vocals. I have a few different voices, as it were, depending on how hard I sing, what techniques I use and so on, so I may need different ones to accomodate my different "vocal personalities."
Firstly, my vocal range includes both a bass-baritone voice (sort of like a downgraded Paul Robeson, I suppose) via regular baritone that can I've had compared to folks like Levon Helm, Dr John and Paul Barrére out of Little Feat, as well as a falsetto voice which is more Rick Danko than Al Green.
ANYWAY, I'd like to give myself the opportunity to record my voice in its different modes, should I look to get a really expensive one that can do it all or go slightly lower price-wise and get two or three different ones that enhance a particular way of singing? So far, Stein (electro80) has very kindly loaned me his KelAudio mic, which is very nice indeed, but I feel bad about taking advantage of my mate, y'know? Also, he should be able to use it, it's his bloody mic! Very Happy
Also, there's mic preamps; I've just got myself a Focusrite ISA One "brick" preamp, and there'll probs be another one or two to follow within the next year. Any suggestions? I'm not in the market for the $4000 Grace ones or similar, nor am I going to be content with a Behringer or similar.
Any suggestions, tips, warnings, whatever would be much appreciated.
Eilert

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Del Palmer (Kate Bush's Engineer) who has just bough two MA-301 FET mics and thinks they are brilliant!! But at $900 new they should be!

http://www.mojaveaudio.com/MA-301fet.html

However they do pop up on e-bay, well .co.uk for a fraction of that so it might be worth watching out.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, Zodiak! Actually, Mojave Audio have sort of been on my radar for a while. Am I correct in thinking that they're designed by David Royer?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oskar wrote:
Thanks, Zodiak! Actually, Mojave Audio have sort of been on my radar for a while. Am I correct in thinking that they're designed by David Royer?


Sorry no idea about the details, just what Del has posted on Facebook.

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