Good Microphone for less than £20?

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by Resist, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Resist

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    Can anyone reccommend a mic with good quality sound (not too bassy) that I can get for £20 or less.

    I know £20 might seem really low, but I'm not gonna use it a lot, so it seems pointless spending loads of money.

    Nice one!
     
  2. RUSSLA

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    yeh you wont get anything amazing for 20squids.. I cant actually think of any for around that price. Why not spend around £50 and get a SM57 or 58. Still pretty cheap and will do the job very well.
     
  4. muzzadj

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    wouldnt really bother spending £20 unless you need one asap.. As tongueflap said, save a few more pennys and get yourself a Shure SM57 or SM58!
     
  5. Resist

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    Cheers for the quick replies.

    I'll probably spend a bit more money, it makes more sense really.

    That Sennheiser looks pretty good, and a good price for a new one aswell. The Shure ones are a lot more new.

    Anyone got any experience using any of them?

    Nice one.
     
  6. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    The Shures are industry standard for live events and non instrument specific recordings, for the price you can't really go wrong either
     
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    Used them a couple of times at college. The Shures that it. They are simply the technics of microphones for the price.. Just good quality, cheap microphones
     
  8. TongueFlap

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    the SM range are well good for the money, esp if you're on a budget. research about them tho, as they will cater for different needs.
     
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    $pyto Soundcloud changed everything

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    I got an SM58 for just over 100 quid about two years ago, best investment I ever made! Well I guess my DJ mates have spent ridiculous amounts of money, so it was the least I could do...

    It has never let me down, and is basically the best quality mic you can get for mc'in or doing vocals on tunes etc - before you start going into silly money for microphones.

    It's a bit cheaper now as well http://www.themicstore.co.uk/shure-...17416&jmt=1&&gclid=CLrvxpvbwqQCFYVA4wodjSJOWQ
     
  10. motion audio

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    SM58's are spot on. Ive got 6 of them and a Beta58 that I use with my PA, had them just over 5 years so far, and the guy I got the PA from had them for a few years before that aswel. Every one of thems still spot on, never a problem, and thats after god knows how many gigs.

    For live work theyre pretty much all you need, even bits of recording, although theyre less suited to a lot of recording because of the frequency response, but thats not to say you cant use them.
     
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    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    sm58 all day long mate, my firend has jus got one at last, jus sounds so much better on sets and that.
     
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    sm58 is the only choice for people that are bothered about sound quality...and if your looking at the cheeper shures...dont they are worlds apart
     
  13. RUSSLA

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    That's well and good but that is 5 times his budget.. No use to someone who is hardly guna use it as stated.

    For £50 you should be fine.
     
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    Got a Shure myself, no complaints, cheap enough too.
     
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    I find it easier just to use any old pair of headphones...tends to attract funny looks though!

    True story...
     
  16. supers

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    Shure SM is a good all rounder and built to last. Any decent mc will carry an sm58 around in his back pocket. The Sennheiser will give you more treble and highs and will sound more clear but its not always what you want for drum and bass. Sometimes a bit of distortion on the mic can add to the effect (depending on the tone of your voice - if youre a bass/deep go for the Sennheiser). a £20 mic will be fine for mcing over dnb at partys or on radio - If youre planning on recording in a studio or putting on large scale raves then you need to think about going for a professional mic for better sound quality.
     
  17. Resist

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    Cheers for the advice, I'm gonna buy the Shure Sm58.

    It's worth the extra money I think.
     
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    Use the one you get with singstar on the ps3!
     
  19. motion audio

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    Thats the choice of a true pro ^^
     
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    You knows it!