[ddots-l] Re: question about microphones

  • From: "Dave Hillebrandt" <dave@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 06:44:45 -0500

Yes, have used the nt1A and quite good for vocals. I just got the nt2A and been 
doing a lot of experimenting with it; love it. Doesn't color the sound much but 
is super clear and lots of flexability. Can't go wrong with the nt1A. The nt1 
wasn't bad either but still it was the Chinese version and cheaply made in 
comparison to the Australian version. Very comparable to much more expensive 
microphones and really can't go wrong. So far, been enjoying the c1 that just 
purchased as well but not as much time with it yet. Sincerely, Dave
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: D!J!X! 
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:04 PM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: question about microphones

  So it's agreed that the rode nt1a is good for vocals? Somebody was trying to 
sell me one of those, i heard it was good for vocals, but the sources weren't 
too convincing, does any of you know from experience? I was thinking of getting 
either a c1 or c3 for vocal work, of course later on i'll be expanding, but i'm 
now getting into the actual recording of vocals, for quite some time i've been 
doing a lot of mixing, mastering arranging and recording tracks. I want to get 
something that has a nice warm feeling for general vocals. I was thinking of 
ribbon mikes for the brass/winds, but not too sure on that as they are too 
delicate for my taste... I know that a shure would probably do me well, but 
need to consider my alternatives and make an informed decisions, get stuff 
that'll work for a few various projects till i can get money to buy some more 
specific mics for different types of recordings...

  Regards, D!J!X!


  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Dave Hillebrandt
  Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 6:26 PM
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: question about microphones

  Hi Len, Quite often its a matter of taste and who is doing the singing, but 
would say the first question has to be how much money do you have to spend. 
Have nothing but good things about the Rode NT1A which can be gotten for $229 
which would say is very reasonable for a good quality mic. I just purchased an 
NT2A which I really like so far but costs a bit more. Have always liked the AKG 
414 for a little more money. Dave
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Len Viljoen 
    To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:58 PM
    Subject: [ddots-l] question about microphones

    Hi all. I'm thinking of purchasing a good quality vocal microphone for 
myself for studio recording purposes. I hear and read that capasitor or 
microphones are used these days instead of dynamic microphones and that they 
use phantom power. I understand those things but now I must purchase a good 
one. The shops hear don't keep stock of those kind of microphones so it is very 
difficult to get one to test with. I just wondered what some of you guys are 
using? I know you get mikes that are very expensive like the numan u87 and so 
on but I don't have that kind of money haha. I think this can be a gnice 

    Kind regards

    Len Viljoen

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