Xlr microphones

Discussion in 'iPad for Musicians' started by Blastingas10, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. AQ_OC

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    I bought it from Amazon and to be honest, I should have sent it back (and they would have let me)...but I got distracted on something or other. This review, copied from Amazon, seems to pinpoint my issue:

    BTW, the reason I mentioned this in the first place was for the XLR issue, not this mic. If I had to do it over again, I think I would try the SM58 as the Archangel is suggesting. :)

    Also, I'm still not 100% sure I'm getting the most out of this mic yet.
     
  2. Blastingas10

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    I'm really looking for something under 100 dollars, but I guess if you have two mics, one for 50 and one for 100, it'd be worth just another 50 dollars for something good.
     
  3. ging

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    Not sure, but isn't the SM58 primarily a vocal mic? I think the SM57 is more the one to have for mic'ing an acoustic guitar. Anyway, wherever you buy gear, check to see if the retailer has a 30-day no quibble return policy. Most of the majors do.
     
  4. Ronaldo

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    I use the SM57 as well to record guitar and drums. It's a good mic.
    If you know anybody that works at your local Guitar Center, ask them to buy one for you.
    They get a decent discount :)
     
  5. rustymayday

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    I was going through the same deal when I got my iPad last year, wanted to plug in a mic as well. Sad to say not too many USB mics sound all that good for the sub $100 price range... I ended up demoing a Apogee MiC at a store near me and fell in love. Big solid sound and a really nicely built mic and you don't even need a Camera connection kit to use it! Which made me happy. It was $200 but I'd say it sounds better than a lot of the other choices. I've also heard good thing about the Blue Mics Spark Digital. Thats my two cents.
     
  6. kimbodious

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    Camera connector kit + Griffin iMic + XLR to phono adapter will let you hook up any regular dynamic mic.
     
  7. TheBagwhan

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    Ging is spot-on. The SM57 is a great all-rounder mic and you can use it for vocals, too (Moby did his entire first album using only an SM57). But the SM58 is a famous, industry-standard vocal mic.
     
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    Not advertising for anybody, but Sweetwater reps would be able to answer your questions. They're really great.
     
  9. TheCaffeinatedOne

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    Bear in mind that the SM57 and the SM58 are identical mics, except for the shock mounting and capsule design. Those differences in design have significant effects on the sound, so for instance, the SM57 an ideal workhorse mic for amps, horns, acoustic guitars and so forth. The SM58 sounds a little warmer and is less directional than the SM57, again due to the more open capsule design. Both mics are extremely tough and at a hundred bucks or so, remain bargains for the working musician. Be wary of Chinese knockoffs.
     

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