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Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby MuzoHub » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:05 pm


Could I have some opinions and recommendations on the best Vocal mic for less than £1000. I used a Rode NTK and NT1 about 13 years ago but I nag may have moved on since with new entries to the market.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby CS70 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:55 pm

£1000 will buy you an absolutely good mic.

What's the best depends on the use. If it's for yourself, nobody can tell you but you have to try and test various specimens and see which one you like best on your voice.

If you can't, or you need a generic all-purpose mic.. nobody can still tell you :) but a good U87 clone like the WA-87 can be a jack of all trades and nobody's ever found the AKG414 or the Shure KSM44 wanting.

If you recording space is not treated, use 500 for treatment and 500 for the mic and you'll be far better off in results.

Really it depends. You can spend far less than £1000 for a good mic these days. Just don't buy stuff with too hyped highs.
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Re: Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:35 pm

Exactly what the man ^^^ said... :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby Ramirez » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:35 pm

I’ve just bought a pair of Austrian Audio OC818 and I’m very impressed so far. One of them would come in under budget, or the OC18 is cheaper still if you only need the cardioid pattern.
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Re: Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby Arpangel » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:43 pm

Some would say an SM57/58, that would save you a lot of cash, others would say a U87, depends what you want to record, and your voice, this may seem like a flippant reply, but with some types of music you can get away with blue murder.
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Re: Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:04 pm

Always worth auditioning a Shure SM7B as well, on the right voice it can sound fantastic.
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Re: Best Vocal Mic for less than £1000

Postby DanDan » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 pm

It would be very difficult to find a microphone as good as the Gefell M930
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