Archive for the ‘recording and mics’ Category

EV967 microphone

July 20, 2009

Compared to the EV767, the 967 is a muddier mic on the bass, meaning, that it is less precise between each tone emitted.   But, it does sound somewhat nearly as full, and because, in my opinion, the EV767 is frequently too bassy-full, the 937 is actually a better sound frequently for my voice.

The 937 has a roll-off switch, a big advantage.

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mic use

July 11, 2009

Even though he sways constantly, B. B. King creates a consistent circumference around the microphone, so as to generate a consistent volume sound.

The mic I want to buy

June 20, 2009

Previously, the highest recommended was the Beyerdynamic Opus 89 (which I haven’t tried). Are there any more developments on best dynamic mic?

Here’s what I dislike about current best rated mics:

EV 767– Good aggressive bassy mic. Difficult to get screaming highs or really bassy booming lows or aggressive lows.
Audix OM5 –good on aggressive highs.
AE6100–excellent range mic, but lacks aggressiveness.
Sennheiser e935– requires lots of vocal power to get full effects. Excellent boomy bass. Smooth mic–not for aggressive singing. Think Billy Idol or Frank Sinantra for best effects.
EV 967– a bit thin.  Good single mic, because it has rolloff button.
SM58– tenor mic.

I wanna a do-it-all aggressive mic. High screams with aggressive lows, along with overall aggressive sound. An OM5 high with EV737 mid to low with e935 boom.

I’m planning to sell my 937 (doesn’t fit my mix of mics), so if anyone wants a slightly used 937.

AE6100

May 20, 2009

This is a great full range microphone, that is a terrific microphone for, in particular, women. There are better mics in the highs and lows, but for full range, this is sensitive, sounds great, and does a good job overall.

The first three steps to get started on learning how to sing

May 20, 2009

Learning how to sing is inexpensive. Here are several items VocalPosture.com recommends to start out with.

1. A Creative XiFi sound card (approximately $40 on sale) and a hifi audio cable to tie your computer into your stereo’s speakers. The XiFi has an audio processor chip that makes music, including downloaded music sound great!

2. An Internet connection to websites such as www.SingSnap.com  and www.MySpace.com’s karaoke section; both sites have free karaoke music plays and tens of thousands of songs.

3. A supportive person or audience. Find the most supportive karaoke bar crowd you can find.

That’s all you need. Everything else can be figured out.

How to buy dynamic microphones

April 15, 2009

Dynamic mics’ create very different sounds. How do you know which one to buy for your voice, particularly, as most sellers won’t accept returns (there are also some health laws preventing returns).

1. Call the manufacturers and ask them to recommend a specific model. When their rep hears you over the phone, he can offer a suggestion.

2. Buy the mic from a seller who has a return policy on mics. Many of the major Internet sellers have this.

3. Test the mic out on your own equipment.

4. Dynamic mics frequently have lowest advertised price. If you shop carefully, you’ll find a lower price.

Recorder review Olympus WS-321M

April 13, 2009

First review of Olympus WS-321M digital micro recoder

 

OK, I tried this.  

 

Pluses:

  1. Very compact.
  2. Can be used as a music player as well.
  3. Better than my prior Panasonic RR-US430
  4. Maybe being phased out, so can get at very good prices.
  5. Far better recordings than my Flip videocam.

 

Minuses:

 

  1. Lacks bass in recording.   This is a major problem, but to solve it may be very expensive on any digital recorder.
  2. Cannot be used with a dynamic mic.   This is also a major problem, but I’m unsure any digital recorder will solve this.
  3. Very bad voice recording in live venues.

 

I talked with Olympus, and believe their new, expensive LS-10 may be the ideal solution for portable recording devices.