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*****Pa-Help po in choosing a Condenser Mic*****
« on: April 12, 2011, 04:01:38 PM »
Bibili po sana ako ng condenser mic pwede po pa help in choosing
from this brands/model of condenser microphones:

MXL 990       - 59$
AT2020        - 99$
Behringer B-1 -99$

which to choose and why?
Thanks for replies!!
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Re: *****Pa-Help po in choosing a Condenser Mic*****
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 04:16:22 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 04:35:07 PM »
Any reasons po why choose audio technica?

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 03:20:31 AM »
Based on reviews, I'm also leaning to Audio Technica AT2020 or the newer AT2035.


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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 08:06:15 AM »
Based on reviews, I'm also leaning to Audio Technica AT2020 or the newer AT2035.

if youre on a budget then Audio Technica AT2020... its a good budget condenser...

if not heres another... Neumann U87... or AKG C414


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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 03:36:55 PM »
i think ill gonna try the MXL 990 just to be different

tons of people like the AT2020 but i think only a few own the MXL 990 so lets give it a try hehe

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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 02:39:44 AM »
AT2020!

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 08:15:03 AM »
i think ill gonna try the MXL 990 just to be different

tons of people like the AT2020 but i think only a few own the MXL 990 so lets give it a try hehe
I have an MXL 990, from what I heard as an entry level condenser microphone its really good for a start, its a great condenser mic as what the reviews said about it. Look for the review videos of MXL 990 at youtube.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2011, 10:56:30 AM »
i heard nga po some good reviews specially sa youtube then some people recorded some songs and i think its kinda ok ang quality :D not the best though pero cheap kasi tapos ok na ;D


sir mjay ano po feel mo sa mxl990? ok po ba?

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2011, 11:14:00 AM »
i heard nga po some good reviews specially sa youtube then some people recorded some songs and i think its kinda ok ang quality :D not the best though pero cheap kasi tapos ok na ;D


sir mjay ano po feel mo sa mxl990? ok po ba?
I'm getting what I have paid for, even though its an entry level condenser microphone and in a cheap price, the only thing you'll need is your hearing skills to adjust with the MXL990 condenser mic...

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 11:23:40 AM »
i heard nga po some good reviews specially sa youtube then some people recorded some songs and i think its kinda ok ang quality :D not the best though pero cheap kasi tapos ok na ;D


sir mjay ano po feel mo sa mxl990? ok po ba?

Based on the reviews, sobrang sensitive ng mic na ito.  You practically need a dead room.  Maski ambient noise ng kabilang kwarto naririnig ng mic na ito.  Hehe.

Meron ako nito pero di ko pa nagagamit.

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 12:52:57 PM »
sir skin akin nlng yan if ayaw mo gamitin hehe

;D

i think tatahimik na cguro itong mic na ito pag mag record ng vocals clauset :D
kasi mejo over the budget na ako pag at2020 na ang bilihin ko hmm

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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 05:46:07 PM »
i'm also considering a new condenser mic for my next purchase...

but this one comes to mind... http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Bluebird/

just sharing
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2011, 05:58:33 PM »
i'm also considering a new condenser mic for my next purchase...

but this one comes to mind... http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Bluebird/

just sharing
BR & God bless

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011, 06:57:24 PM »
Based on the reviews, sobrang sensitive ng mic na ito.  You practically need a dead room.  Maski ambient noise ng kabilang kwarto naririnig ng mic na ito.  Hehe.

Meron ako nito pero di ko pa nagagamit.
Kung sensitivity lang naman ang problema, magSM58 nalang kayo SOLVE!!! Kaso condenser mic hanap ni TS eh. Suggestion lang naman. Dami kong songs na narecord gamit ang SM58 parang nasa dead room ka.  :-D

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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2011, 11:07:43 PM »
try po muna tau ng condenser kung ano feel ;D shure create great mics pg58 pa nga gamit ko now pero ok na hehe ano pa kaya kung sm58 na ;D yey

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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 12:51:28 PM »
try po muna tau ng condenser kung ano feel ;D shure create great mics pg58 pa nga gamit ko now pero ok na hehe ano pa kaya kung sm58 na ;D yey
Massensitive yung mga PGs bro. Pero solve na yan. Pero tama ka sa iba talaga yung SM58!! Nakagamit na ako ng PG48, SM57, and SM58 sa vocals solve yung SM57 and SM58 talaga!! :-D

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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 06:52:42 PM »
hehe sm58 sana bilihin ko kasu it cost 99$ hehe tapos may mixerpa na binili kaya sa mxl muna ako para maka mura okrin naman dw to try ko lang pag di nag work benta ;D

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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2011, 07:05:15 PM »
^^ Ayus bro balitaan mo ako kung benta mo. Para masubukan ko rin. Gamit ko dati Samson G-track solve din kaso ang sensitive din hanep!! Ganun talaga yung mga large diaphragm condenser mics eh.

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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2011, 05:58:00 PM »
hehe tagal pa cguro bago ma benta un hehe gamitin sa demo acoustic project :D hehe



banda banda banda! ;D

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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2011, 10:01:37 AM »
MXL990 gamit ko for my recordings at ok naman wala ako naging problema...it's only in your ears that makes the difference. God bless...

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2011, 10:58:43 AM »
it's only in your ears that makes the difference.

Which is actually the most important part of this business.
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2011, 08:59:47 PM »
so ano ma-advice mo na mic sir kitC ;D

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2011, 08:18:16 AM »
Which is actually the most important part of this business.
+1
Dati hindi ako masyado naniniwala dito eh. Akala ko basta may maganda(or mamahalin) kang gears tutunog na ng maganda recording mo.

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2011, 09:47:25 AM »
so ano ma-advice mo na mic sir kitC ;D

Start with a known variable such as a Shure. The SM-57/58 didn't become a widely used mic for nothing, it had to sound good in the first place. Once you know the sound of an SM, use this as a baseline for other mic acquisitions. I, myself, have an SM-58, then I got an MXL V63M because it was cheap and based on other pro audio forums, it was an okay mic. Over time, I began to hear the MXL's quirks, like a relatively rough high end, but when we pitted it against a U87 it held up quite well. Think of the cheap condensers as a 'pang harabas' kind of mic and save up for the really good mics which you must pair with a really good singer.

Remember, in most cases, you have to match the mic with the singer. Just because you have a good condenser it doesn't mean that all singers will sound good with that mic. That's why most pro studios keep a variety of mics in their mic cabinet; even crappy sounding mics.
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