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What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby matthewsewell » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:52 am

About 6 weeks ago, I picked up 2 mics that I feel are the best bang for the buck these days. I got a Bluebird and an SM7B, about $250 and $350 respectively. The Bluebird is probably the best value in a microphone I've ever seen. What is your experience?
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby Mark Kaufman » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:34 pm

I really want an SM7b...perfect for home recording in less than stellar spaces. It's hard to get a bad sound out of that mic. Haven't tried a Bluebird yet, but they're certainly well regarded...and extremely cool designs from that company. I bought an LDC from Gauge, which is a very good mic for around $150, then Michael Joly from oktavamod.com modded it for me as the result of winning a haiku contest--yes--which brought it closer to the realm of a Neumann U47...definitely NOT of that quality, but closer than expected, and also improved enough to compete nicely with $1000 mics now.

Of course, what we do with the damned things is another story...

Best bang for the buck in my mind is still the noble SM-57 or SM-58.
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby Chris K. » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:20 pm

I've wanted an SM7b for a while .. had not heard of the Bluebird .. will be looking into that one.
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby Stevo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:23 am

AKG C 1000 S

The best $280 I've ever spent. Have had two of them for years and they are workhorses. Great for overheads, hi-hat, percussions, acoustic guitar, and vocals! Nicely detailed hi-freq response.

Years later bought a Rode NTK Tube mic for $500 specifically for vocals, and found that the AKGs sound just as good.
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby jaymz » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:36 am

Paid 400 bucks for a groove tubes GT67. If you have a weak voice, this mic is for you.

I'm sure there are 400 other mics that are just as good though
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby Chris K. » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:30 am

Stevo wrote:AKG C 1000 S

The best $280 I've ever spent. Have had two of them for years and they are workhorses. Great for overheads, hi-hat, percussions, acoustic guitar, and vocals! Nicely detailed hi-freq response.

Years later bought a Rode NTK Tube mic for $500 specifically for vocals, and found that the AKGs sound just as good.


Love the C1000s! :)
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby Buddy » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:28 am

Mark Kaufman wrote:Best bang for the buck in my mind is still the noble SM-57 or SM-58.


Absofrickin lutely.
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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby cjdenecia » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:40 am

Buddy wrote:
Mark Kaufman wrote:Best bang for the buck in my mind is still the noble SM-57 or SM-58.


Absofrickin lutely.



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Re: What Was Your Most Satisfying Mic Purchase?

Postby Peevette » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:44 am

cjdenecia wrote:only thing in history that ever started at a retail price of 99 bucks and has stayed there through 3 wars and about 4 presidents.

besides a romp in the sack with peeve. or so thomas told me.


Freaking clown talked too much it appears.......

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