Re: Vocal microphone question
Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Agreed! The AKG D5 is my favourite budget alternative, and is IMO just a much better-sounding mic.
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TheChorltonWheelie wrote:I cannot fathom why people STILL recommend an SM58
All the same factors apply, except cost. Even more reason to try them out.gsc1ugs wrote:I could put a twist on it, what is the best live vocal microphone cost no object?
Hugh Robjohns wrote:TheChorltonWheelie wrote:I cannot fathom why people STILL recommend an SM58
It's probably for the same reason people claim PT is 'the industry standard', or you have to mix on NS10s.
It's just instantly recognisable and familiar, and does an acceptably competent job. For many, it's 'better the devil you know' -- and while there are undoubtedly better options today, no one ever lost a gig because they used SM58s.
gsc1ugs wrote:I could put a twist on it, what is the best live vocal microphone cost no object?
TheChorltonWheelie wrote:I don't know many major producers/engineers that still use NS10s...
Hugh Robjohns wrote:TheChorltonWheelie wrote:I don't know many major producers/engineers that still use NS10s...
Nor me -- but I fear you missed my point.
blinddrew wrote:Responding to TheChorltonWheelie:
It's a funny one that isn't it? Seems to be quite common for singers to want to skimp on kit...
Still, it's not like most of the audience are primarily listening to the vocal melody and the lyrics... oh, wait,
Moroccomoose wrote:I don't think it is that odd. if you consider influencing artists.
Who knows (or more importantly cares about) what mic Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin or Ceelo Green used, even less so what PA/monitors.
Moroccomoose wrote:The point is that the mic does not make up part of the 'image' of the performer