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Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby Tranztek » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:35 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?

Postby Bob Bickerton » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:21 pm

Take a look at SM7, Sennheiser e845 or Electrovoice RE510.

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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby Random Guitarist » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:02 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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Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:47 pm

+1 for MD441
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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby Tranztek » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:20 pm

yes, i forgot the budget - about £200 - £300 ish
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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby John Willett » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:59 am

JonB2112 wrote: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?

Postby James Perrett » Tue Jan 22, 2013 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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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby Tranztek » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:02 pm

thanks chaps!
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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby Guy Johnson » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:20 am

and the Heil PR35
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Re: Vocal recording mics with good ambient sound rejection?

Postby Tranztek » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:45 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?

Postby Guy Johnson » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:11 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?

Postby joelonsdale » Thu Feb 07, 2013 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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