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Old 11-17-2017, 01:08 PM   #1
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Wink Cheap Mic?

I'm not a singer and have no idea what I'm doing. That said, I'm going to lay down some vocal tracks using Logic Pro X.

Any suggestions on a reasonable microphone that will connect to my Scarlett focusrite through the mic input that won't break the bank?

I figured I'd ask for some advice rather than just buy one so I can learn from anyones mistakes in this area.

Mic suggestion? I would think price is more important than quality at this point. As long as my voice can be recorded at some sort of reasonable level I think I can further process and be just fine.

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Old 11-17-2017, 02:58 PM   #2
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Shure SM58. Or if you have a gravelly baritone voice like me, you can't beat a Sennheiser e845! These are both relatively cheap...e.g. a hundred bucks.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:53 PM   #3
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Get a dynamic cardioid pattern microphone, low impedance with XLR cable. I have been using a Nady Starpower Microphone for about 5 years at gigs. The Nady Starpower microphone cost about USA $ 13. I like it and might buy another. The on off switch on the handle is handy, not all microphones come with a switch.

Also get an inexpensive microphone stand.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:26 PM   #4
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Cheaper clone of the Shure SM58 for voice on Amazon for less than $14: The Pyle PDMIC58

and the clone of the Shure SM57 for instruments also on Amazon for less than $13: The Pyle PDMIC78
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How cheap? Live or studio?

I agree with the cheap dynamics for live use, but if you can afford $100 consider an AT2020 or similar condenser
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:16 AM   #6
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Wow I wasn’t expecting suggestions so cheap. I’ll check out each of the suggestions.

Thanks so much.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:07 AM   #7
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Ha! These guys haven't come close to cheap yet. You want cheap and still get a decent sound? I've used one of those $5 long skinny electret condenser computer mikes and the quality is surprisingly good. I wouldn't try to plug one into a 1/4" guitar jack because its a mini plug and its stereo. It will plug straight into any computer's mike jack though. Beyond that, any decent dynamic stage mike will give you good recording results.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:29 PM   #8
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Ha! These guys haven't come close to cheap yet. You want cheap and still get a decent sound? I've used one of those $5 long skinny electret condenser computer mikes and the quality is surprisingly good. I wouldn't try to plug one into a 1/4" guitar jack because its a mini plug and its stereo. It will plug straight into any computer's mike jack though.
Yes I agree. Those condenser computer microphones have a very good sound. Much better high frequency response than dynamic microphones. They work well for recording but I wouldn't use them for gigs.
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Hello Les :

A Shure SM57/58 always works and can be had for under $100.00 used on
ebay a new one ( either ) $100.00 approx .

Since you mentioned cheap:

Shure /Unisphere PE585 work really good on vocal they are a hihz mic with
characteristics of a SM58 and on ebay they are listed at any where from $9.00 .
I have several they are good mics .

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shure-Unisp...0AAOSwxzdaA6kV

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Yes I agree. Those condenser computer microphones have a very good sound. Much better high frequency response than dynamic microphones. They work well for recording but I wouldn't use them for gigs.
Actually, if you think about it. Those boom mikes that singers use on stage are nothing more than a small element electret condenser that is pretty much the same as the computer mike.
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