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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by Phobos » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:22 am

losthighway wrote:
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Also Pearlman TM1 sneaks in just under the wire
After a lot of research, I ordered a Pearlman TM1 and an SM7B. Blew the budget a little bit, but I am really looking forward to trying these out. Thanks all for your recommendations, I learned a lot.

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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by alexdingley » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:02 am

kslight wrote:
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I think something like a 414 would be a solid mic to have in the cabinet, and maybe a nicer dynamic mic for when that doesn’t work out.
So yeah — If I had that budget for Mics, and nothing else noteworthy in my mic drawer, I'd get an AKG 414 (I know people bemoan the newer ones and say that the old ones are way better, and they likely are... but a newer one is still gonna be solid-as-hell) plus I'd take the left over $ and grab a Shure SM7b w/ Cloudlifter. Between the two of those mics, you can cover a fuck-ton of sonic ground.

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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by Recycled_Brains » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:44 am

Phobos wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:22 am
losthighway wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Also Pearlman TM1 sneaks in just under the wire
After a lot of research, I ordered a Pearlman TM1 and an SM7B. Blew the budget a little bit, but I am really looking forward to trying these out. Thanks all for your recommendations, I learned a lot.
Nice! I had a pair of Pearlman TM-2's for a bit and they were really nice microphones that I'd like to own again someday, so I imagine the TM1 is special.

SM7B never disappoints and you are also getting a great mic for amps (guitar and bass), drums.... almost anything.
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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by losthighway » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:57 pm

Phobos wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:22 am
losthighway wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Also Pearlman TM1 sneaks in just under the wire
After a lot of research, I ordered a Pearlman TM1 and an SM7B. Blew the budget a little bit, but I am really looking forward to trying these out. Thanks all for your recommendations, I learned a lot.
My Pearlman 47 (said to be pretty similar to the TM1) has been really nice to have. It makes people excited about singing when they hear it, which is really what it's all about.

And as you probably are thinking, one session out of ten, a particular singer's going to sound better through the SM7 than the Pearlman in spite of their massive price difference. Meanwhile that SM7 kills it on guitar amps and bass amps. Great choices.

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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by Recycled_Brains » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:43 pm

losthighway wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:57 pm
My Pearlman 47 (said to be pretty similar to the TM1) has been really nice to have. It makes people excited about singing when they hear it, which is really what it's all about.
Are there areas it shines other than vocals?
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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by losthighway » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:40 pm

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:43 pm
losthighway wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:57 pm
My Pearlman 47 (said to be pretty similar to the TM1) has been really nice to have. It makes people excited about singing when they hear it, which is really what it's all about.
Are there areas it shines other than vocals?
It's great on acoustic guitar. I always get weird about putting expensive mics in front of guitar amps and bass amps even when they're rated for it, so I don't know what it does there. Great drum room mic too, but that's easier to accomplish in my eyes or ears.

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Re: Best vocal mic under 2K?

Post by Recycled_Brains » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:44 am

losthighway wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Recycled_Brains wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:43 pm
losthighway wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:57 pm
My Pearlman 47 (said to be pretty similar to the TM1) has been really nice to have. It makes people excited about singing when they hear it, which is really what it's all about.
Are there areas it shines other than vocals?
I always get weird about putting expensive mics in front of guitar amps and bass amps even when they're rated for it, so I don't know what it does there.
DO ITTTTT.
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