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JonB2112



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Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new
      #1029264 - 18/01/13 02:35 PM
Trying to find a good recording mic with above average ambient sound rejection. I am looking at maybe a 'live' condenser like the Shure SM87 beta (with, I think Im right in saying, a super or hyper cardoid pattern) - any other suggestions?


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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1029280 - 18/01/13 04:21 PM
Take a look at SM7, Sennheiser e845 or Electrovoice RE510.

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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1029286 - 18/01/13 05:02 PM
You didn't put a price range?

I've always liked the rejection and sound of an MD441.
And the switchable bass rolloff is great for getting close to the right sound quickly.

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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: Random Guitarist]
      #1029293 - 18/01/13 05:47 PM
+1 for MD441

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JonB2112



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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1029317 - 18/01/13 08:20 PM
yes, i forgot the budget - about £200 - £300 ish


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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1029370 - 19/01/13 11:59 AM
Quote JonB2112:

yes, i forgot the budget - about £200 - £300 ish




s/h MD 441

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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1029829 - 22/01/13 10:56 PM
Audix OM7 - one the best mics around for rejecting ambient sound although more often found in a live situation rather than in a studio.

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JonB2112



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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1030278 - 24/01/13 11:02 PM
thanks chaps!


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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1030310 - 25/01/13 01:20 AM
and the Heil PR35

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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1032418 - 06/02/13 03:45 PM
...and what about for acoustic guitar miking, with the same rejection of ambient sound?


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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? new [Re: JonB2112]
      #1032450 - 06/02/13 07:11 PM
The same. With careful positioning and bass-cuts, especially around 90-100.
A close clip-on mic can work wonders; they tend to stay in the same place reliably & the guitarist is free to move around. Don't forget to reduce stage/room sound if possible.

Add the guitar's pickup to taste—if there is one. Try changing the polarity of the pickup signal if you do this. One way will sound better.

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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection? [Re: JonB2112]
      #1032664 - 07/02/13 11:34 PM
Personally I would rather sling up a duvet or two, a reflexion filter or just find a sweet spot in the room. Reducing ambient spill is very much about controlling the environment to allow you to use a nice sounding mic rather than picking the mic because of it's ability to reject the room... But SM7 if you insist!

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