The 7 Best Microphones for Recording Vocals: under $700
Shure SM58. For a long time now, the Shure SM58 has held the crown of “Most Popular Vocal Mic in the World“. ...
Rode NT1A. ...
Shure SM7B. ...
Sennheiser MD421. ...
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sE Electronics sE2200a II. ...
Neumann TLM 102.
On top of that, how do you mic a violin for recording?
Single Mic Placement with a Condenser
2 to 3 feet away from the instrument.
Out and up from the instrument. Imagine the sound projecting out at the same angle as the face of the instrument.
Pointed toward the area where the bow plays, somewhere between the end of the fingerboard and the bridge.
Briefly, how do you mic a violin for live performance? I have found that positioning a mic about halfway up the fingerboard is the best tone compromise for "mic"ing a violin live. Although I most often use a clip mic near the chin-rest pointing above the bow/string area to avoid having it in my line of sight if I look at my left hand.
Dynamic Mics Electrovoice RE20, Sennheiser 421 and the good old Shure SM57/SM58 are fine for saxophone recording as well.
How do you string a mic?
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ZINGYOU Condenser Microphone Bundle, BM-800 Mic Set for Studio Recording & Brocasting (Microphone Kit (Black))
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Sensitive Capture: The Zingyou BM-800 features thin material diaphragm or "capsule" which vibrates and sends a signal to the output when engaged and is hit by sound waves, it provides an extremely accurate and highly detailed representation of what's being played
Great in both Vocal and Instruments: Wide frequency response makes it an ideal mic to capture vocals, acoustic guitars, acoustic pianos and even strings as the condenser is able to take an accurate snapshot and capture all the subtleties and nuances inherent in these instruments.
Low Noise: It features high signal-to-noise ratio(SNR) that means less distortion to be caused on the process of recording, Unique 3-layer protection system prevents unwanted pop noises-providing singers with a clear, plosive-free vocal performance
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USB Microphone,Fifine Metal Condenser Recording Microphone for Laptop MAC or Windows Cardioid Studio Recording Vocals, Voice Overs,Streaming Broadcast and YouTube Videos-K669B
Plug and play Usb recording microphone with 5.9-Foot USB Cable included for computer PC laptop that connects directly to USB port for record music,computer singing or podcast. Easy to use and install on Mac or PC. (◆◆Not compatible with Xbox and Phones◆◆)
Solid sturdy metal construction design computer microphone with stable tripod stand is convenient when you are doing voice overs or livestreams on YouTube.
Recording microphone with additional volume knob itself has a louder output and is more sensitive,your voice would be heard well enough when gaming ,skyping or voice recording.
USB-powered design condenser microphone for recording no need the 48v Phantom power supply, work well with Cortana,Discord,voice chat and voice recognition.
Cardioid polar pattern condenser microphone for computer captures your voice properly,produce clear smooth and crisp sound without static noise.Great for gamers/streamers at isolating the sounds from the main source and separating them from any background noise. Does the job well for streaming broadcast ,OBS and teamspeak.
Tailored microphone cartridge design for clear reproduction of wind instrument sound sources
Flexible gooseneck design makes accurate positioning quick and easy
Integrated horn clamp for quick and easy mounting
In-line preamplifier provides phantom power and a direct XLR connection
Cardioid polar pattern picks up audio from the source while rejecting unwanted noise
Updated industrial design with black metallic finish and grille for unobtrusive visual presence
Two available options: (1) with 15-foot XLR-XLR cable (PGA98H-XLR; inline preamp and cable), or (2) with TA4F connector for use with wireless bodypack systems (PGA98H-TQG, no preamplifier provided)
Zipper pouch included for additional protection during storage or transport
Legendary Shure quality design and construction for exceptional performance in rigorous environments
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AV-JEFES PMM19B-SH4-VL Violin Clip-On Musical Instrument Microphone for Shure Wireless Microphone and Phantom Power Input
Clip-On microphone for Violin compatible with Shure Wireless System (Violin Not included)
To use with Shure Body-Pack transmitter or direct plug to XLR Phantom Power Microphone Input (Phantom Power Required)
Violin Clamp Included for Quick and Flexible Setup. Easy Miking with Your Wireless Receiver & Transmitter
Product Weight: 2 oz (Including Shock Mount Clamp Holder)
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UHF Wireless Microphone System Headset Mic/Stand Mic/Lavalier Lapel Mic with Rechargeable Bodypack Transmitter & Receiver 1/4" Output for iPhone, PA Speaker, DSLR Camera, Recording, Teaching
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UHF Wireless Microphone - The wireless cordless clip microphone system adopt advanced UHF wireless transmission technology,has excellent performance on audio ●Stable Signal ●No transmission delay ●Anti-jamming ●Constant frequency ●No break ●Clear and smooth sound ●automatic connection.● Support transmit distance up to 131 ft, and multiple devices can be used at the same time without interference. Please note that the receiver needs to be connected to audio, amplifier device.
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USB Microphone for PC - NAHWONG Professional 192KHz/24Bit Condenser Recording Mic Kit for Podcast, Recordings for YouTube, Streaming,Gaming, Recording Music, Voice Over, Livestreaming
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Galaxy Audio GalaxyTrek Wireless Clip-On Violin Mic (GT-INST-6)
Make your small stringed instruments Violin/Fiddle or Viola wireless. Transmit your sound to your smart device or powered speaker.
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Omni-Directional Condenser Microphone
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BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Frequency response tailored for vocals, with brightened midrange and bass rolloff to control proximity effect
Effective built-in spherical wind and pop filter. Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz
Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise.
Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source and minimizes background noise
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Violin Pickup Carpenter Jack with Micro-Gooseneck by Myers Pickups
Violin Pickup with flexible micro-gooseneck! Includes the new carpenter jack mount!!
The smallest (all-in-one) active/preamp pickup on the market today!
Instantly turn your instrument into an acoustic/electric instrument! Compatible with almost any musical instrument! Perfect for string instruments!
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Microphone positioning The spot under the bridge, between the strings and the deck, is a good position to mount a mic. This position represents many of the elements of the violin sound we want to capture – the sound of the soundboard as well as 'bite' when the strings are plucked or bowed.
Dynamic microphones, thus, are microphones that convert sound into an electrical signal by means of electromagnetism. They fall into two categories, moving coil and ribbon microphones. A moving coil capsule: At the back of the transparent membrane you can see the wire coil, which is surrounded by a permanent magnet.
In general, condenser microphones exhibit a higher sensitivity than dynamic microphones. ... In other words, if the microphone has to handle very high sound pressure levels (SPL), it is best to select a unit with a low sensitivity – whether it is a condenser or a dynamic microphone.
Dynamic microphones work for you For instance, when recording in a larger live room, dynamic microphones such as the Sennheiser e945 eliminate a lot of room noise present in that type of setting. ... Using a dynamic will also save time on “de-essing” a track because of the mic's frequency response to a vocal.