Alternative Mic Recomendations
Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:28 AM
Im in a band and we have got a home recording setup, im happy with everything apart from vocal mic.
The vocalist is female, and im currently using a AKG C414, I love the warmth, and the rest of the sound but there seems to be a dip in the mics frequency range between 1 and 2 k, and putting that back in - in post production looses some of the mics characteristics that I like.
So has anyone got any recommendations for what to try next?
(when not on tour)
email me if I can be of any use.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:29 AM
It's hard to recommend alternatives without actually hearing the voice but one mic you should look at is the SE2200A. I bought my first one back in 2009 and was impressed enough that I now have two of them and they've become my "go to" mic for a lot of vocal stuff even though I have several rather more expensive mics (including a C414) in my collection. The 2200A seems to combine a nice level of warmth with a good level of clarity and detail. The 2200A is a lot cheaper than things like the 414 or my TLM104 but seems to punch well above its weight.
When I lived in the UK, SE used to do a 1 week free loan service so you could evaluate their stuff. I don't know if they still do that but it might be worth asking.
(FYI, I notice they now also have a 2200A Mk. II with switchable patterns--I haven't tried that one yet so my comments are on the original 2200A)