any recommendations for a good live vocal mic?

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Post by thunderboy » Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:13 pm

You know, it really isn't so much the mic you use as it is how you use the mic you are using. Err...yeah.

Sure, putting a C535 in front of some pixie with a wispy little voice who is fronting a loud goth-core band is begging for trouble. Putting an OM6 up there can be just as much of a risk if the singer doesn't know how to use it or the soundguy doesn't know how it works.

Don't just throw gear at the problem.

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Post by Ryan Silva » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:35 pm

C1000s with or without the cap works wonders, even for low breathy vocals. Found this out accidentally during a show where the vocal mic/channel went dead so I had to grab the nearest mic available. Being a little drunk and pissed off at my drummer I grabbed the c1000s from over his kit. After that I used it for smaller quieter gigs. Loved it.
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Octava MK219

Post by penelec » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:23 pm

For the price you cannot beat an Octava MK219. What a 57 does for guitars, this does for most singers.

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