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    That is a lapel type microphone, I can't remember why but they are not ideal for vocals for some reason. They have a very narrow pick up which is great for doing voice overs but not so good for vocals as it won't pick up a lot of ambience around the vocals.

    You can get half decent vocal mikes for around £25 though, I think Shure do a basic one for that price, Senhesier are another good make for mics.

    I am not sure about Audio Technica, in the turntable world they have a reputation for producing cheap cartridges.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    That is a lapel type microphone, I can't remember why but they are not ideal for vocals for some reason. They have a very narrow pick up which is great for doing voice overs but not so good for vocals as it won't pick up a lot of ambience around the vocals.

    You can get half decent vocal mikes for around £25 though, I think Shure do a basic one for that price, Senhesier are another good make for mics.

    I am not sure about Audio Technica, in the turntable world they have a reputation for producing cheap cartridges.
    How is it a lapel type microphone? It's 8 inches long - a bit big to fit on the old lapel!
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    (Original post by feedtheflamingo)
    How is it a lapel type microphone? It's 8 inches long - a bit big to fit on the old lapel!
    Thats the wrong name then, they usualy have batteries in them, its a long time since I studied microphones.

    I think it may be a condenser microhpone, we used them at university and they were for voice overs as they had a narrow pick up. The ones with a larger sheild are more suited for vocals.
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    Thanks for your help!

    How about one like this?

    http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~...00~ID~1156.asp
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    The Shure SM58 is the best low/mid-priced mic, but THIS is a slightly cheaper, but reasonable alternative. Points to remember though.


    • A mic with an on/off switch on it is always favourite
    • Remember you'll need a lead with a connecting plug that will fit your computer (¼ inch jack or mini jack for the computer connection are usual).
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    You can buy cheap convertors though. Another issue to consider is not all sound cards work with all mics. Although dynamic mics should be fine.
 
 
 
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