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Discussion in 'Backline' started by doc_backmask, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. doc_backmask

    doc_backmask Member

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    My mom just asked what I would like for gifts. I decided I'd like a little upgrade to the studio in addition to some other stuff.

    Has anyone had any experience with the MXL mics? I was looking and found some good package deals with the 990 and the 3000. I would like to add a condenser vocal mic to the collection. I already know about the SM57/58 debate, I just want some feedback on other options.

    Cheers,
    Richard

    Edit: Oh yeah, I'd like to keep the budget under or around $150-200 so I can also give her ideas of other non-music related stuff.
     
  2. Fredrik-Ablaze

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    I'm using two 990 for overheads and I know atleast one more guy here likes using it for guitars (can't remember who though)
     
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    I think they're okay, not the best mic out there but it's not the most expensive either. I actually have an unopened set of 992/993 I think in a case that'd I'd sell for cheap if you're interested.
     
  4. doc_backmask

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    Where are you shipping from? And how much? If I don't end up getting any mics for bday or christmas, I may still need some.
     
  5. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I know that set can be had for like $70 on the bay if your looking at the right time. Alot of people say the mogami V69 is a good one. I had a 909 and loathed it. The V69 is out of your price range but you may be able to score it used for the price range you posted.
     
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    what kind of gear are you rocking so far??
     
  7. doc_backmask

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    Mics for recording = none. The 57 is one I want to get myself, but I don't anticipate micing up a cabinet any time soon, so I was mostly looking at vocal condensers.
     
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    maybe check out the AT 3035?

    they're pretty decent vocal mics for the price, and i know for a fact that they can sound good on guitar cabs...when i went to the SOTU tour in august, many of the bands, including suicidal tendencies, had the 3035 on their cabs
     
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    If you really are a poor as fuck get the MCA SP1s they sell for $39. Theyre discontinued and have classic Shoeps circuit. Amazing microphone for any price, dont be fooled by its price! I have two of them and they came shipped in plastic like batteries or cheap electronics :lol:
     
  10. Glenn Fricker

    Glenn Fricker Very Metal &Very Bad News

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    MCA? what company is this? Link?
     
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    I just bought 6 of those MCA SP-1 mics after using them as overheads in the studio. We had our choice of quality OH mics and the SP-1's sounded fantastic. The only place I know to get them is at www.pssl.com and they have a limited supply. Our engineer was stunned at the quality after reading a nice write up in Tape Op magazine and told me to buy as many as I can afford.
     
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    http://www.mcamics.com i have one too, cheap and good, i could describe the sound like a "super Dynamic" kind of sound, at least thats my impression.
     
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    my 2 cents: forget the mxl. I think it sux. has too much high hiss. Last year I bought an ADK-A51 from USA, I can`t remember, like 100 bucks~..., awesome mic!! 100 times as good as the mxl. (I`ve searched the mic in this forum and nobody seems to be using it!? I can`t understand why! It`s a great vocal mic)
     

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