Cheap microphone for entry-level recording.

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Hello again,

I was looking at a mic to record vocals (and occasional acoustic guitar
and drum overheads). I found this mic that comes with a case and shock
mount:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=live/search/detail/base_pid/273156/

At $60, this allowed me to get both a USB audio device and a mic for
around $200.
Does anyone have any comments to make regarding this mic?

Thanks,
Joe
 
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>
>Hello again,
>
>I was looking at a mic to record vocals (and occasional acoustic guitar
>and drum overheads). I found this mic that comes with a case and shock
>mount:
>
>http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=live/search/detail/base_pid/273156/
>
>At $60, this allowed me to get both a USB audio device and a mic for
>around $200.
>Does anyone have any comments to make regarding this mic?
>
>Thanks,
>Joe
>
>

It will be just fine for your intended purpose(s).

Get it, have fun with it and in a couple of years you will be able to
appreciate the microphones that cost the big bucks.

Richard H. Kuschel
"I canna change the law of physics."-----Scotty
 
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Thanks for the advice. I already have an SM58. Would the SM58 be a
better mic than the MXL990 for vocals?
I suppose I'll be able to test it myself soon!

Joe
 
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>Thanks for the advice. I already have an SM58. Would the SM58 be a
>better mic than the MXL990 for vocals?
>I suppose I'll be able to test it myself soon!
>
>Joe
>

That depends on your voice and what you expect from the microphone and how it
is used.

Testing it yourself is the best way to compare anything and learn what the true
differences are.

Richard H. Kuschel
"I canna change the law of physics."-----Scotty
 
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On 30 Dec 2004 05:15:15 -0800, "jibbidy joe" <joe.waddell@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Thanks for the advice. I already have an SM58. Would the SM58 be a
>better mic than the MXL990 for vocals?
>I suppose I'll be able to test it myself soon!

Not better. Different.

The SM58 is a workhorse mic well suited to live performance. It's
rarely chosen for studio recording of voices.

Large-diaphragm condenser mics have long been popular for vocal
recording, particularly for voices that required flattering, not
necessarily accurate recording :) These have traditionally ranged
from rather expensive to very expensive. Just recently, a lot of
low-cost mics of this type have hit the market. The MXL990 is one of
these. For the price, you can hardly lose! Give it a try.
 
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