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Old 12-19-2013, 05:48 AM
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Default Decent condenser/room mic

Just want a single mic placed in the room to record jam sessions with no distortion (drums, bass, keys, guitar, saxophone). Not looking to spend too much, just a decent one. Or a video camera with a good internal mic.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:26 AM
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Just want a single mic placed in the room to record jam sessions with no distortion (drums, bass, keys, guitar, saxophone). Not looking to spend too much, just a decent one. Or a video camera with a good internal mic.
What's a comfortable Budget for you?
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:30 AM
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Default Re: Decent condenser/room mic

I picked up a used CAD GXL2400 microphone for $50 and it sounds pretty decent. Whatever you plug it into will have to provide phantom power, but it isn't a terrible mic. It sounded much better than a Samson CO1 USB microphone I tried straight into a computer.

But if you have a budget, I wouldn't hesitate for the Audio Technica AT2020 or the Shure Perception condenser mic. Very decent at only $100 each.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:39 AM
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I picked up a used CAD GXL2400 microphone for $50 and it sounds pretty decent. Whatever you plug it into will have to provide phantom power, but it isn't a terrible mic. It sounded much better than a Samson CO1 USB microphone I tried straight into a computer.

But if you have a budget, I wouldn't hesitate for the Audio Technica AT2020 or the Shure Perception condenser mic. Very decent at only $100 each.
Right on Bo, I agree...the 2020 is very decent, I have one and also the perception ldc....they both make very good recordings....also the Blue Yeti is like $150 and makes shockingly good recordings.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:00 AM
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Default Re: Decent condenser/room mic

I've seen brand new Blue Yeti's for 100. Are they actually good? I actually do want a usb mic so that I don't have to buy any cords or stands.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:02 AM
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I've seen brand new Blue Yeti's for 100. Are they actually good? I actually do want a usb mic so that I don't have to buy any cords or stands.
I have one and for the purpose you described I think it will work very well.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: Decent condenser/room mic

A friend has a zoom h4n and our jams recorded quite decently. I read that the zoom q3hd has the same multi directional mic so if you wanted the video camera that's a good option. I'd like one myself actually.

I record with an sm57 over my drums and one near the amps and this is the sound:

http://soundcloud.com/drecor/sebas-jam
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:31 AM
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A friend has a zoom h4n and our jams recorded quite decently. I read that the zoom q3hd has the same multi directional mic so if you wanted the video camera that's a good option. I'd like one myself actually.

I record with an sm57 over my drums and one near the amps and this is the sound:

http://soundcloud.com/drecor/sebas-jam
It seems that the zoom q3 HD isn't sold anymore? Just used on Musicians Friend?
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