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Thread: What Mic do you use and why?

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    We went with the Heil Pr40's because after checking around it seemed to be the standard "Good Mike" to have. Have to say though that we are actually very happy with them.

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    I use the Heil PR40 but I started out with the AT2020 USB mic.
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    I use two MXL-990s. No particular reason why, I guess. I definitely want to get a Sennheiser G2 kit.
    Last edited by Denzel; 04-14-2012 at 01:15 PM.

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    I use the MXL 990 Condenser Microphone , going to get another one soon, seems to work great and does not burn a hole in my wallet

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerradio View Post
    I use the MXL 990 Condenser Microphone , going to get another one soon, seems to work great and does not burn a hole in my wallet
    I like the MXL 990, and you're right Rich, you can't beat the price!
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    I have a Shure SM?? (whatever the most popular one is), a Sony $24 dynamic mic for guests, and a Samson USB mic as a backup for the times I don't feel like setting up my studio. I used to get all caught up in equipment, but now I don't care as long as it sounds okay.

    When I move back to the USA later this year I will hopefully have enough space to set up a permanent studio.

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    Went for PR40s but would advise against it for newcomers. The PR40 works well for Leo Laporte's voice, much less so for more general purpose use. And it's quite directional.
    The Shure SM7B is an absolute industry standard - and there's a reason for that.

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    I actually really like the PR40. I would also suggest the RE20/27

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    Hi Andrew. The PR40 is a nice bit of gear, but it isn't a good, entry-level mike. Leo Laporte did a lot to publicise it as the go-to mike for podcasters... which was misleading. With his personal vocal characteristics, and his own considerable experience of mike technique, it works well.
    But imho, the SM7B is far more tolerant of poor technique. EG I wouldn't mike a studio guest up with a PR40.

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    While I agree with much of what AgentPete says, I do not like the Shure SM7B at all. The windscreen is great for keeping lips off the grill, but to my ears, the mic sounds no better than an SM57. There are, however, many people who swear by the SM7B. I sold my two.
    Please direct all questions for me to the forum so that all can benefit.

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