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Old 31st December 2009 , 12:28 AM
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Hey guys im kinda new to recording but i do genrally understand stuff

however i need some help in choosing a condenser microphone.

I am currently using an akg c1000 but would like a large diaphram mic to add to my small collection

after extensive research i have narrowed my choices down to:

akg perception 120
http://www.dv247.com/microphones/akg...rophone--51673

studio projects b1
http://www.dv247.com/microphones/stu...crophone--2859

behringer b1
http://www.dv247.com/microphones/beh...crophone--2875

if you could give me any feedback on these mics to help me decide or even complicate it with more choices (same price range preferably)

thanks in advance for you help and it will be greatly appreciated

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Old 31st December 2009 , 01:36 AM
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Buying budgets LDCs will always be a compromise, but if you don't have a bigger budget then right off the bat I'd say don't touch any Behringer mic with a barge pole... not even with a distant friend's barge pole.

Also note that the AKG Perception 120 is actually half-way between an LDC and an SDC. Most LDCs will have a 1 inch capsule, and SDCs (like your C1000s) tend to have 1/2 inch capsules... the Percption 120's capsule is 2/3 inch.

I would personally wait until I had a bit more to spend as you'll be buying a cheaper LDC than it would cost to buy the AKG C1000s that you are using at the moment.
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I agree with the comments my learned friend made above. Either save the money for a step change or buy a dynamic mic for a different flavour. What do you record?
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Old 31st December 2009 , 03:36 PM
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i mainly record vocals and some accustic guitars.

what LDC's would you recomend at a higher price (preferably sold by DV247)
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what are your thoughts on the rode nt1Aa?
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Old 31st December 2009 , 05:15 PM
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what are your thoughts on the rode nt1Aa?
It's one of the best low cost LDCs. If you prefer something darker look at the ADK budget LDCs. Don't throw away the idea of a dynamic (esp for the vox though).
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i currently have an sm58 so im not really in the need for another dynamic mic and also the sm58 i find very bassey

i have been looking at the adks, what do you think of them
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Almost all the lead vocals and ALL the background vocals on my songs were done with the ADK Hamburg (original model). You can still find them around for under 200USD.

www.junglenoisestudio.com/samples.html

That should give you some idea of the quality of a budget ADK mic.

I had the NT1a (it was my first condenser). For my voice (and almost all sources) I much preferred the ADK Hamburg. It has a certain fullness and sheen that the Rode lacks. THere are many people who do excellent work with the Rode though.
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i currently have an sm58 so im not really in the need for another dynamic mic and also the sm58 i find very bassey

i have been looking at the adks, what do you think of them
If you find the SM58 bassy move it away from your mouth a bit. The bassiness is likely proximity effect. The 58 is by no means known as a bassy mic.
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ill try that thanks
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+1 for what Aric says. I've also used an ADK A51 (which is their bottom of the range model) to very good effect in the past.
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ooooo the choices

any other ideas in the 150 range
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