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what condencer mic for under 400$

Post by tweedclassic » Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:33 pm

over xmas i came across some extra 400.00$ so i am looking into geting a condencer mic possibly an audio technika 440. i would be mostly recording vocals, acustic guitar/electric guitar(not distorted but smooth clean electric) and piano. so before i do anything i would love some opinions on other mic's and about the 440? and about any good cheep condencer mics? rhods nt1? i need somthing bettern then what i am working with right now all i have is a sm58............... correction a vintage sm58

imput is alway apreciated!
i know these kind of questions get beat to death so sorry!


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Post by Planetariumrecording » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:48 pm

a used at4047 OR Adk Hamburg edition.

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Post by Evergreen » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:53 pm

Find a used or B-stock Audio-Technica 4050. Multipattern and awesome.

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Post by Ronan » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:23 am

A Shure KSM32 would do the trick. Amazing mic for the price.

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Post by hauser gabone » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:35 am

c2000 works great for me, only $199
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Post by dither » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:47 am

MXL v67 and save the other $300?

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Post by heylow » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:50 am

Count me in on the used 4047 suggestion. I like 'em a lot for a multitude of things. It's a great clear sounding mic with a bit of "heft" to the sound of it. Never spitty or brittle.


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Post by KennyLusk » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:06 pm

I agree with all of the AT recommends. If you have a hard time finding a used 4047 or 4033 under $400 the AT 3035 is a huge bargain new at $199.

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Post by John Jeffers » Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:24 pm

Another vote for the AT 4033. Great mic.

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Post by sonic dogg » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:33 pm

There are very few AT mics I would not use. Simple....really.

The 4033 is much like a condenser version of an SM57.....it sounds good on everything.
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Post by workshed » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:11 pm

If you keep your eyes open on ebay, you can find 4033s for great prices. I just picked one up for about $150, shipped. It's in pristine condition, too.

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Post by honkyjonk » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:25 am

There ya go:


Probably already seen it. The 4047 is probably the coolest sounding AT mic. Unless I'm missing something. The 4033 is boring, but that can be good a lot of things. I'd go for that 4047 though.

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Post by trodden » Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:35 am

out of the LD condensors i have or have used regularly that fall under the $400 mark (used) this including AT, Rhode, Oktava, CAD, studio projects, PPA....the AT 4047 is #1. I love that mic. I want a second, since it always sits in the kick tunnel when tracking a full band and used a lot on overdubs. Also great for single mic drum recording.. place it about chest high looking down at the kit about 3 feet away.. heck, i'll try the thing on everything.

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Post by Jeremy Garber » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:32 pm

MXL makes decent condensors for the price. I have the 2001, and have used it to record vocals and acoustic guitar.

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Post by Theron D » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:59 pm

yeah man rock the AT3035!

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