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Big_Grand
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:03 pm 
 

What are some recommended dynamic mics I could find new or used under $60 that might be a fair pic for recording black metal, stoner doom, and drone? I want to say I would also use it for vocals but a vocal mic is something to look at further down the line. If it doesn't seem like there's a decent choice then I will hold off a little bit and get the sm57, I just want to move away from vsts and recording with my amp, just without my nady starpower1 mic.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:30 pm 
 

PG57. works perfect just like the SM57
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Chainsaw Omega
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:00 am 
 

I mean, you can find an SM57 used for $60 almost without question. Even new, it's not like the thing breaks the bank. Just save a few more bucks, man.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:56 am 
 

Yeah I looked at this thread yesterday and had that same thought, "lower price alternative"? I paid like 70 or 80 Euros for my SM57 new. Just gotta search for dealers with good offers.
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Big_Grand
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:02 am 
 

I'm going to keep that PG57 in mind, but I will also keep an eye out for used SM57s as well. Now what would I need to keep in mind when looking for a second microphone to be used for vocals opposed to the dynamic mic? This is further down he line but is there any model other than the Shure 58s I should be looking at?

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maladie
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:10 pm 
 

Save some bucks for some SM57s, and check for them used. You'll use them for years and they're VERY difficult to break. Did a test dropping one 3 floors and it still worked fine and they can sustain an insane amount of SPL.

As for a vocal mic, a lot of metal vocalists seem to swear by the SM7B which I've never had the chance to use. I normally either use a U87 or AKG C414 for vocals but those are at quite a bit higher price point. The SM58 ain't that bad for vocals to start off with depending on what you want to do.
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Big_Grand
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:38 am 
 

I like the sound of that durability, I think I will certainly save for that then. I will look at those two mics for vocals considering it will be a little further down the line.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:46 pm 
 

You might want to check out the Samson CS, you can get it on amazon for ~$40 including shipping. It comes with two different interchangeable pieces that you can switch between depending on whether you want to record vox or instruments, so basically it's a SM-57 and 58 in one package. Very good value for the money.

http://www.amazon.com/Samson-CS-Capsule-Select-Microphone/dp/B0077AMR7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456159548&sr=8-1&keywords=Samson+cs+mic
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maladie
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:28 pm 
 

Rosenthorn wrote:
You might want to check out the Samson CS, you can get it on amazon for ~$40 including shipping. It comes with two different interchangeable pieces that you can switch between depending on whether you want to record vox or instruments, so basically it's a SM-57 and 58 in one package. Very good value for the money.

http://www.amazon.com/Samson-CS-Capsule-Select-Microphone/dp/B0077AMR7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456159548&sr=8-1&keywords=Samson+cs+mic

If you have a 58 and want to record an instrument just screw off the mic's head and it's pretty much a 57.
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Big_Grand
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:42 pm 
 

maladie wrote:
Rosenthorn wrote:
You might want to check out the Samson CS, you can get it on amazon for ~$40 including shipping. It comes with two different interchangeable pieces that you can switch between depending on whether you want to record vox or instruments, so basically it's a SM-57 and 58 in one package. Very good value for the money.

http://www.amazon.com/Samson-CS-Capsule-Select-Microphone/dp/B0077AMR7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456159548&sr=8-1&keywords=Samson+cs+mic

If you have a 58 and want to record an instrument just screw off the mic's head and it's pretty much a 57.


I'm reading that the only difference between the two aside from the grill is that the sm57 has a higher output, is this in anyway a fault to recording raspy, glutteral, and shrieked vocals?

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maladie
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:09 am 
 

It shouldn't be a problem as long as you have a proper gain structure to ensure that you aren't clipping but that's the case with any mic.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:07 pm 
 

A 57 should more or less be the first mic you get. You can never go wrong with owning one. If you want to use it for vocals just get a pop filter (or make one with a wire coathanger and a sock/tights/other thing fabric) and you'll be fine. 57s and 58s are close enough in sound that unless you're recording at a very high level there probably won't be much of a noticeable difference in a mix.
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diamond_famicom
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 7:24 am 
 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BS ... e=UTF8&me=

this will do the job, even though it doesn't have the full low end of an sm57
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:35 pm 
 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shure-SM57-Dyna ... Swf05XPJYe
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 12:10 am 
 

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
PG57. works perfect just like the SM57


My pg57 picked up way too much ambient noise in the room when I tried recording with it. More experienced users will get around that obviously, but newbs like me will probably not want to pick this one up as an instrument mic.

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