Home Recording Studio Advice: Buying your first microphone (a pro's perspective)

  • Опубликовано:  8 лет назад
  • recordingbootcamp.com/ ronansrecordingshow.com/ Ronan Chris Murphy shares a professional perspective on choosing the right microphone for your home studio. He also makes some Mic recommendations including the Shure SM57, Shure KSM32 and the MXL V67.

    This episode is gear towards beginners with Home Studio


    Ronan's Recording Show is an internet based "TV Show" celebrating all things cool about recording, hosted by world renown record producer mixer and recording engineer, Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Ulver, Jamie Walters, Steve Morse, Tony Levin, Terry Bozzio, Nels Cline, Steve Stevens, Pete Teo, Joan LaBarbara, Chucho Valdez...)


    ronansrecordingshow.com/


    Ronan also runs a series of recording workshops called Home Recording Boot Camp

    www.homerecordingbootcamp.com/
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  • Длительность: 9:53
  • Home Recording studio  Microphones  Ronan Chris Murphy  Shure SM57  Shure KSM32  Obama  

Комментарии: 800

  • ytnsanw
    ytnsanw 2 месяца назад

    Great points. Do you have an opinion on the MXL V87 (versus the MXL V67)?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 месяца назад

      I have not used the V87 yet. Since making this video, the SE X1 has become my new favorite low cost condenser.


  • Hynes Paul
    Hynes Paul 7 месяцев назад

    hey man,i am confused between buying audio technica at2020 vs Mxl v67.,.,help me!!

    • Hynes Paul
      Hynes Paul 7 месяцев назад

      Here in india we have se X1 and nta1/nt1 for the same price.,.,what do you think about nt1 compared to se X1 and se 2200a.,.,


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  7 месяцев назад

      Out of those two I would take the V67, but in that price point I actually like the SE X1 even better.


  • EmpireOfMarketing
    EmpireOfMarketing 8 месяцев назад

    I want the microphone to use it with my amp...I need an audio interface for it too?. I have the MXL v67G and i bought a cable for it from another brand, it didnt worked. so i did a research i need a phantom power. idk what to buy :( can someone please tell me what i need to use it with my amp

    • EmpireOfMarketing
      EmpireOfMarketing 7 месяцев назад

      alright i sent it


    • Adam Sjöberg
      Adam Sjöberg 7 месяцев назад

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    • EmpireOfMarketing
      EmpireOfMarketing 7 месяцев назад

      Adam Sjöberg dude idk how to send a pm here :/ tell me your mail


    • Adam Sjöberg
      Adam Sjöberg 7 месяцев назад

      EmpireOfMarketing send me a pm with your number and we could talk on whatsapp, ssend pictures of your gear etc if you want?


    • EmpireOfMarketing
      EmpireOfMarketing 7 месяцев назад

      Man i see that you know a lot about this stuff can you get my number and we can talk there because i have a lot of things to ask and i dont want to waste money in unnecesary things


  • Blake Nix
    Blake Nix Год назад

    Love your vids. Lucked into a KSM32 at a pawn shop and am really glad to hear your opinion on it. I do love this mic. Definitely will be watching more of your shows. Question for you, should i look for another for XY mic'ing?

  • Maik Winter
    Maik Winter Год назад

    Thanks Ronan, I was offered to buy the t.bone SC 1100 as my first home studio mic for singing. Do you have any experience with this one?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      I think their ribbons are pretty cool but I have never used their condensers.


  • Doctor McFarland Studios
    Doctor McFarland Studios Год назад

    This guy talks with his hands

  • TN MUSlC
    TN MUSlC Год назад

    Do you think Neumann TLM 103 is goods for recording Rap. That person has a mid pitch voice?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      I think the KSM32 is a better mic than the Neumann TLM103


    • TN MUSlC
      TN MUSlC Год назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Would you consider a KSM32 a better choice? If not would you recommend mic on the 1300 price range .


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      +TN MUSlC I think that is a so so mic, but over priced. Shure and Audio Technica make better mics for less money.


  • linkslinks 2
    linkslinks 2 Год назад

    The Samson C01 Studio condenser mic is also a great mic, they go for about $80.00 .i think its a great sounding mic for cheap but id love to try out the shure ksm32 thats next thanks for the vid bro .cheers

  • Ganesh Ramnath
    Ganesh Ramnath Год назад

    Hi Ronan. I would like to know your opinion about the MXL V67i. I read it has two usable mic sides, so like having two microphones in one (a warm and a bright option). Do you know if this mic is as good as your suggested MXL V67? I am going to by the MXL V67i or the MXL V67...

    • Ganesh Ramnath
      Ganesh Ramnath Год назад

      Then I will stick to the MXL V67. Thank you for your answer!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      +Ganesh Ramnath I think the warm side is pretty good for a cheap mic. I do not like the bright side at all.


  • Alcaeus89
    Alcaeus89 Год назад

    everything I try to record ends up having a small waveform and sounds too quiet. Can you think of any reason why this happens? The mics are less than a foot away from my source and I am positive I am pointing the front of the mics towards it. I don't think its the recording environment either, because 'm just trying to record in my bedroom. I have my recording volume set all the way up to zero dB and my phantom power is on. I even tried turning up the gain, but that didn't help much. I am using MXL 603S condenser mics through my Scarlett 18i20 interface. Abelton live 9 is my DAW

    • Hexspa
      Hexspa Год назад

      Check the pad switch or the interface's console software.


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      +Greg Moberg How low are the levels? If your levels get about 2/3 up your meter you are fine. You can just bring the levels up in your DAW.


  • James Cassidy
    James Cassidy Год назад +2

    I have a question! what do think about rodes lower end and mid range mics? for example they make one called the NT1-a which I found those higjs very harsh and I would not use it but then for about 50-100$ more they make one called the NT1 its black and there have been a few models of the NT1 over te years! those highs were fixed because its a very flat sounding mic! some even dare compare it to a nuemann U-87 because of its flat range! anyway it was about 300$ and was wondering if youve heard of it and if you consider it to be a horrible mic? or anybody else please give me some feedback on what you think! if you own one or have used it!

  • Rafael Bavelas
    Rafael Bavelas Год назад

    Bluebird of Blue or Shure sm7 is a good idea for home recording ?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      +Rafael Bavelas The SM7 is a great mic for home recording, but you need to make sure you have a mic pre with enough clean gain for it, or pair it up with something like the Triton Audio Fetthead.


  • anonymusum
    anonymusum Год назад

    Thanks for your vid. I really can confirm that though I am far away from your expertise of course. I have several mics but only 5 types for my recordings of theatre productions and for my keyboard live setup (Leslie). That is: Shure SM57, SM81 (I really love them), KSM32 and the Beyerdynamics TGX81 (for vocals) and MCE82 (stereo mic for rehearsal recordings or recording of room acoustics.) What do you think about my choices?

  • Wasfi Joukhadar
    Wasfi Joukhadar Год назад

    Hi Ronan, thanks for this great video, and i would like to ask you about my two mics i have.
    i bought a shure beta 27 and i think it is a good material, but as a gift i just received an Se x1.
    now i`m confusing which one is the best?
    please help me choosing the right mic to start recording my songs, knowing that i want to record a classic guitar and vocal separately.
    thanks in advanced.

    • Wasfi Joukhadar
      Wasfi Joukhadar Год назад

      Thanks a lot for the quick action, tried them both, and i think shure is better than Se x1 because shure doesn`t collect all sounds around the room like ac sound or the chair ticking, thanks again, wish you a happy day.


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  Год назад

      +Wasfi Joukhadar You have to try them both. I have not used the beta 27 yet, but I know the SE X1 is a very good mic for the price. The Beta 27 used the same capsule as the KSM44, so I am assuming it is quite good and probably better than the SE, but I have not compared the 2.


  • tr3vis123
    tr3vis123 Год назад

    i was considering the sm57 but my budget calls up to 299$ for mic. iv got 4 possible mics but in your proffesional opinion will any mic really do better then sm57 mic

  • Martí Sanmartí
    Martí Sanmartí 2 года назад

    Dear Ronan, I enjoyed so much your vid. Thanks a lot. I just bought an USB interface. I play most of the string bass instruments and I want to record compositions for all of them, including maybe some vocals and some percussion made with the double bass. Which affordable mic would you recommend me. Let's say 80-150 bucks. Your vid is now some years old. Any new mic that you've discovered? Thanks again.

    • TRASHidols
      TRASHidols 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy message sent ! ^-^


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      Go ahead and ask


    • TRASHidols
      TRASHidols 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Can I get your opinion on a microphone ? let me know, so I can send you a message ^-^


    • Martí Sanmartí
      Martí Sanmartí 2 года назад

      SM57 bought! Thank you!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      +Martí Sanmartí I would still probably take a good dynamic over any condenser in your price range. If you can spend a little more, the SE X1


  • Gryffind Oz
    Gryffind Oz 2 года назад

    Hello what about At2020 and Akg perception 12o for vocals ?

  • 怎麼辦阿辰
    怎麼辦阿辰 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan,
    I  appreciate and thank for your video.
    If I only have $100, what condenser microphone can I choose?
    What's about the mxl 770?
    I want to use this microphone to record the male sound?
    I want to use Alesis iO2 EXPRESS for my recording interface, can you recommend this one? or can you recommend any else for about this prise?
    thank for your replay^^

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      +怎麼辦阿辰 In your price range I would buy a dynamic mic. Shure SM57 would be my first choice.


  • Milton Palacio
    Milton Palacio 2 года назад

    What do you recommend for recording brass instruments. Thank you.

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      +Milton Palacio It depends on the sound you are going for (and the instrument). I like Shure KSM32s a lot, but I also like ribbons for a more mellow sound (AEA ribbons are great), for old 70s jazz-funk sounds I like EV RE-20s


  • Fer Lamp
    Fer Lamp 2 года назад

    Hey Ronan Loved your advice about the MXL V67G just picked it up and it has been wonderful, one question ive been hearing alot of good things about the MCA SP1 have you ever used one or have you heard any feed back about it?

    thanks again for the blog 

  • Leoncavallo Cecile
    Leoncavallo Cecile 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan.Thanks for this tutorial! I really learn a lot of experiences from it! And i just want to ask you that do you think those USB microphones are good for home studio? BTW, if i just recording vocals no instruments, is SM58 a better option for me? Sorry for my bad English since i am not a native English speaker

  • Darren Hill Music
    Darren Hill Music 2 года назад

    Is that the MXL V67g or V67i? Also, how does it sound on male vox?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      V67G. It sounds OK on male vocals when it is a good match. Like all mics, there is never a perfect mic for every voice.


    • Tomasz Modecki
      Tomasz Modecki 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Thank you for help and can you tell me what mike is the best not to still sound when gutar is disstorted.I use Orange TH 30 and with drive all my mikes chokes.But they work ok with vocal and acustic guitar.My music is on my channel.


    • Darren Hill Music
      Darren Hill Music 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Okay, Thanks again for the advice and great videos.


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      V67G. It is not my first choice for male vox, but it pretty good when it is a good match.


  • Michael Maple
    Michael Maple 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan,
    Of all the people giving advices and reviews you seem most trustworthy to me. So i'll ask this - what do you think about Rode NT-1 or sE Electronics X1. Do you like any of those, both, none? And if they're not good - what would you recommend for the price?
    Main use is recording high male and female Hard Rock/Heavy Metal vocal and occasional Acoustic guitar - but the guitar is less important. 

    If you manage to answer I would be very grateful, if not thanks anyways for the great video :)

    • Michael Maple
      Michael Maple 2 года назад

      Thanks for the advice :) Really apreciate it


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      I have compared these two side by side and I like the SE X1 much more. I actually use that one in my professional work some times.


  • Asif Mahbub
    Asif Mahbub 2 года назад +1

    Hello. I've been roaming around the internet like a lost puppy for a couple of months now, and you seem like a nice guy to lick. Haha.. sorry. Seriously though, I need a bit of help. I need good mics for my studio, but i'm confused between the mxl 550/551, 440/441, v67g, v63m, and even sm57 lol. It's basically my first good mic, and my budget can't exceed much more than a 100 dollars. My recording purposes are vocals firstly(versatile, ranging from raw powered vocals to smooth, mellow tones), micing guitar amps(clean and moderately overdriven, never too distorted), acoustic guitars(fingerstyle inclusive), and a few percussive instruments.. now, I know i sound like an idiot when I say I need something within 100 bucks to cover such a wide range of applications, but i did find a few(the ones i mentioned above). And I'm completely confused, because different people have different reviews. I need them asap too(need to order within tomorrow or else gotta wait a month more, i live in a third-world country).. so, i would really, really appreciate if you could give me a response. Thanks.

    • Asif Mahbub
      Asif Mahbub 2 года назад

      Thank you, i was thinking that as well!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      +Asif Mahbub My advice to you would be exactly the same advice I gave in the video.


    • Asif Mahbub
      Asif Mahbub 2 года назад

      Yes, I did.


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      Did you watch the video?


    • Asif Mahbub
      Asif Mahbub 2 года назад

      and yes.. i do have an external sound card. It's the m-audio fasttrack c400, so that takes care of phantom power worries.


  • Jerry McKenzie
    Jerry McKenzie 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan, really enjoy your videos - it's great to get advice from someone with your extensive knowledge and experience.
    I'm also a fan of the Shure KSM series - I regretted selling my KSM44 some years ago, but finally replaced it with the KSM42 to use specifically for vocals.  Really sweet mics.   Do you have any thoughts or comments on the KSM42?

  • Jeff Killingsworth
    Jeff Killingsworth 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan.  Hope you are doing well.  I have come back to watch this video several times to consider purchasing my next mic for my small home studio.  I currently have a decent set of shure mics:  SM7B, SM57 and an SM58.  I have considered purschasing a used KSM27.....your thoughts on that Mic?  What other condenser mics would you consider in the $100-$200 price range?  Thanks.

    • Jeff Killingsworth
      Jeff Killingsworth 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Thanks Ronan for taking the time.  I will push my budget and get a used KSM32!  I did watch your love affair video on it! ;)


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      I think the SE X1 is a pretty good condenser at a low price point, but I recommend finding a way to stretch your budget. about $250 gets you into a used Shure KSM32.
       


  • anibal vega
    anibal vega 2 года назад

    Thank you for the video Ronan, i think you hit exactly at the point in wich most people argue about, condenser mics vs dynamic mics... but i have just a QUESTION, it is true that the only way of getting a nice sound of a condenser mic is having a high-cost treated room for recording ?, thank you, By the way, i just got my first sm57 by following your advices, thank you again !

    • anibal vega
      anibal vega 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy THANK YOU  RONAN!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      It is absolutely not true that you need a high cost room to use a condenser. Condensers usually have wider polar patterns, so if you have a bad room, you are likely to hear more of that bad room with the wider polar pattern. But you can dramatically improve the sound of a room with a few packing blankets. 


  • dii
    dii 2 года назад

    Hey Ronan! I'm in a market for a condenser mic for voiceovers/singing and i can't make a decision.. i'm more into USB to buy less hardware and be mobile, thought of Blue Yeti/Spark at first, but now i'm more into Rode NT-USB which ignores background noise and has a nice pop filter built-in.. then i noticed MXL V67G is now sold for like 70$ and i'm not sure if i should instead get it + daw.. but id lose so much mobility without usb..
    could you advise anything? budget is under 200

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      Not sure I have an answer for you. The one advantage of buying a regular (non-usb) mic and and a cheap interface, you can still use the mic with what ever set up you might have in the future.


  • Syed Armaghan Hassan
    Syed Armaghan Hassan 2 года назад +1

    Thanks Ronan

  • Patrick Skelton
    Patrick Skelton 2 года назад +1

    Ronan,

    I love watching your videos. You're always spot on and trustworthy. I bought a KSM32 on your recommendation and I absolutely love it on vocals and acoustic guitar. It's got that nice Shure midrange that sounds perfect to my ears.

  • Monica Dollive
    Monica Dollive 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan. I'm looking for a single mic for under $200 to use for general youtube covers with vocals and acoustic guitar / ukulele, preferably something that can transfer to a computer easily. If you could give me a suggestion, that'd be great! (Someone recommended the Zoom H2n handy recorder?)

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      If you need to transfer straight to computer without an interface, the zoom H4N is a cool choice. Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah2onbGK2hE


  • Crimson Heart
    Crimson Heart 2 года назад +1

    is there any recommended good mics for singing under 100$? id imagine i have to buy a phantom power supply, but i wanna use it with my computer, so how could i connect it to the computer?

    • Tom Roberts
      Tom Roberts 2 года назад

      Shure SM57 and a Focusrite 2i2  - you just can;t go wrong with that combination at that price.
      The Focusrite 2i2 USB interface provides the phantom power and outputs a digital signal to connect to the USB port on your computer. Lovely noise-free amplifiers.
      You will happy with the sound that you get from this combination.


    • Crimson Heart
      Crimson Heart 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy thanks for your advice! my sound engineering teacher also adviced the same microphone, but he also said i made my laptop one sound pretty good already so i shouldn't stress about it for now until i have the money for a good one, so if anything ill just buy a cheap one that can perform better than a laptop one for now and use the money i save to buy a good one in the long run.


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      A shure sm57 would be the first mic I would try in that price range. Then you ae going to need some kind of interface to connect it to your computer.


  • Adrian Almeciga
    Adrian Almeciga 2 года назад

    Hi Ronnan i have a small home studio and i want to record voices and acoustics and electric guitars and i was thinking in a Mxl 2006.So what do you think, please give your opinion. Thanks

  • Amber Light Studios
    Amber Light Studios 2 года назад

    blue baby bottle for vocals, acoustic guitars, and actually GREAT as a distant guitar amp mic especially running through the Blue Robbie tube pre 

  • Vivian ELF
    Vivian ELF 2 года назад

    I want to do covers on my PC with audacity and I am thinking what mics to buy and filters? Could you give me some recommendation and where I could get them/

  • Estefanopoulos Jasser
    Estefanopoulos Jasser 2 года назад

    What's a good suggestion for recording acoustic guitars, amps(electric guitar amps, nothing extremely loud.), and male baritone-tenor voices on an untreated recording environment? I'd like to get something used and around the $150-ish price range at most.
    I'm using a Scarlett 18i6 interface

    at2035, at2050, or mcad 179 are mainly what I'm looking at. Alternatively, the MXL v67g, since you mentioned it.

    • Estefanopoulos Jasser
      Estefanopoulos Jasser 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy I had an SM-57, and I didn't like it too much. It made a noise on higher gain settings, and hardly captured sound on lower end settings. I compared it with another one, and had the same results. I'll look in to the SE-X1


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      I would probably get a Shure SM57 or an SE-X1


  • Areta Meek
    Areta Meek 2 года назад +1

    what about AT4040 or Rode nt2a?

  • paul pontillo
    paul pontillo 2 года назад

    I have a blue spark at the moment and i do love the microphone in my recording studio but i am looking to upgrade.. i do alot of hip hop as well as pop and R&B vocals.  What would you recommend for under 1000 that would be better then the spark now that its 2014 

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      It is a real matter of taste, but for Hip-Hio/R&B under $1000 the Shure KSM44 can be a good choice, I am also a big fan of the Audio-Technica 4060. Your budget almost gets you into a Pearlman TM-2


  • AGPMandavel
    AGPMandavel 2 года назад

    Hi Ronan, just discovered your channel.

    I need to buy two general purpose mics. Drum/room mics, vox, guitar cab, etc. I have a limited budget (let's say 600ish max) to spend on this pair. I am heavily, heavily looking into the shure pg27 (not USB version) for my choice. Your knowledge/advice on this would be great. I'm a bit of a shure fanboy and know they make great stuff.

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      I am a bit of Shure fanboy myself. I would get an SM57 and a KSM32. If you bought used you could also buy a Beta52 with your budget and have good mics to cover  situations you run into.


  • Robin Criollo
    Robin Criollo 2 года назад

    Hi! Thanks for that video, I appreciate so much... and.. I have a question.. ¿What do you think of Rode NT1A? and... ¿What external sound target you recommended me? (Maybe 3 I try to have eleccion) Thanks! And greetings from Colombia :p

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      +Robin Criollo I really like Apogee interfaces. The Duet 2 is great.


    • Robin Criollo
      Robin Criollo 2 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy I'm sorry, I mean a "sound interface"...


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      +Robin Criollo  I am sorry, I do not know what you mean by "sound target"


    • Robin Criollo
      Robin Criollo 2 года назад

      Thanks!!! I appreciate so much... and... ¿recommended first external sound target?


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  2 года назад

      I do not really like that microphone. Prefer all of the ones I mentioned in the video, plus the SE X1


  • MyLoveForMusic
    MyLoveForMusic 3 года назад

    Question. :) would I need pop filter for SM57 ??

    • MyLoveForMusic
      MyLoveForMusic 2 года назад

      Thank you! :)


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      It depends on the application, but when I am recording vocals close up with an SM57, I usually like to use a pop filter. They come with a foam wind screen that will work as well, but they can reduce the high end a bit.


  • Darren Hill Music
    Darren Hill Music 3 года назад

    Hi, I have a question. I own a Shure 515SD which, from researching it, im told is fairly similar to the SM57. I want to invest in a new mic, do you think i`d be better off buying an SM57 or the MXL V67?

    • Darren Hill Music
      Darren Hill Music 3 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy cheers, appreciate it. Just ordered one there now!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      I have never used the 515SD. For a first mic I would choose the SM57.


  • Ben Tyreman
    Ben Tyreman 3 года назад

    what do you think of the Neumann TLM193?

  • damillionmalania
    damillionmalania 3 года назад

    I'm pretty new to recording and I have a question regarding recording vocals in general. I own an SM57 and a pop filter and I'm in a room with absorbing fabric hanging loosely off all the walls. The room may be a little big to be a vocal booth (about 15 square meters or so). The people at my local music store seem a bit divided regarding getting a reflection filter/mic shield. One guy said I should definitely get one and yet another said it won't make much of a difference if the room is already treated the way mine is. It's all very confusing. Seeing as you seem to know a lot about recordings, who do you think I should be listening to Ronan?

    • damillionmalania
      damillionmalania 3 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Thank you. That helps. :)


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Try it and find out, but the SM57 has very good rejection from the back and sides so you will probably not get too much ambience in the mic.


  • daumantas baba
    daumantas baba 3 года назад

    i cant listent to this guy he is not gangsta

  • rainbowdeep
    rainbowdeep 3 года назад +1

    hey Ronan  The instrumentals on my channel would be sounding much better if I used the mixing desk behind you  lolol  .  show off    you know your mics though .  thanks for the tutorial.

  • ~Ryanrjlim~
    ~Ryanrjlim~ 3 года назад

    I was wondering if there are newer options which are better than these options you have given, since this video was made back in 2009. 

    • PPR Consulting & Solutions
      PPR Consulting & Solutions 3 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy  MXL v67 has more "body" more muscle. 
      SE x1 is more flat.


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      I like the newer SE X1 better than the MXL V67. I still like the SM57 better than both of those.


  • Grayson Libowski
    Grayson Libowski 3 года назад

    i have a question , please answer cause i really need help. So i wanted to get a mic that records al instruments like drums and guitar. I dont know anything about mics really so i've just been watching reviews on yt and stuff. I came across samson meteor mic and Blue Yeti. Im not sure if those mics are the right ones for recording , what do you think about it? Which one is better or which one is better than al those two mics.

    • Grayson Libowski
      Grayson Libowski 3 года назад

      thanks anyway and sorry for the bother


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      +Singing Falcon I do not have any experience with USB mics.


    • Grayson Libowski
      Grayson Libowski 3 года назад

      I probably sound really annoying but the reason i asked which one is better , yeti or samson is because i need a USB mic.Im a starting musician and im really confused about the recording stuff. I need a mic that records everything: guitar , drums , bass and vocals.


    • Grayson Libowski
      Grayson Libowski 3 года назад

      yes i did but , i just really wanted to buy those mics. So ?


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Did you watch the video?


  • Darwin Abing
    Darwin Abing 3 года назад

    Hello sir.
    What can you say about CAD GXL2200?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Not sure, but I have never used a CAD mic I have liked.


  • Paul Solomon
    Paul Solomon 3 года назад

    thanks for the valuable information, what are the differences between SM58 and SM57? which one is better,

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      They are electronically the same mic with different housing. For the studio, I prefer the SM57


  • 0509brook
    0509brook 3 года назад

    those "windscrren" :D 4:20

  • Luciano Saettone
    Luciano Saettone 3 года назад

    hey, im not sure if ull answer but i wanna give it a try, i wanna buy a condenser microphone, which one u like the most? shure beta 27, mk4-sennheiser, or baby blue bottle? or which other one would u recommend me? 400$ to spend more or less, thanks bro ur video was awesome!

  • admarvelwarlock
    admarvelwarlock 3 года назад

    Hey, I'm doing research on mics cause I wanna start doing Gameplay videos and all I got here is a Plantronics Gamecom 777. I'm using Camtasia for Video Editing but the sound of my voice man ... it doesn't show up ! My voice is the worst, i talk very inwards and .... i dont know what to do. I don't know Anything about Music or Sound so researching its confusing me rather then enlighting me. I've heard great things about the BLUE YETI but I wanted to have something a lot smaller around, like the one you have on ur shirt. What do you have to say about it ? Is that one even attachable to a PC ? What its name ? Please help me !

  • John O'Neill
    John O'Neill 3 года назад

    That was really helpful, thanks!  I was wondering what your opinion of the SM58? is it inferior to the SM57?  Right now I am mainly interested in something to record a female vocalist and an acoustic guitar.

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      The two mics are electronically the same, but have different housings, and do sound different. I slightly prefer the 57 over the 58.


  • MONSTEROID31
    MONSTEROID31 3 года назад

    which is better in your opinion ? AT 4033 4040, or akg 214 . or is there something else around the price?

    • PPR Consulting & Solutions
      PPR Consulting & Solutions 3 года назад

      Take a look to Studio Projects C3 or Sontronics sct x3


    • MONSTEROID31
      MONSTEROID31 3 года назад

      im in canada and just checked that my local music store does not sell SE brand at all . so what would be the best out of akg or AT? or maybe even a rode ? thanks a lot


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Take a look at the SE-X1


  • Erik Teh
    Erik Teh 3 года назад

    Thanks so much for your professional advice! I'm a noob and I'm about to get my first mic. Need some advice pls :)
    1) Could I record both voice and acoustic guitar at the same time with this mic?
    2) Would this mic be a good choice for acoustic guitar and guitar amps?
    3) I tend to sound sibilant on dynamics in a live setting. Wld this or the V67i still be a good option?
    4) I'm considering the MXL V67i so that I can have the bright and warm options available. Is it a good option?

    Tks so much!

  • Todd George
    Todd George 3 года назад

    V67G or SM57 for podcasts, YouTube videos, and voice overs on PowerPoint presentations? I will plugging into a Line 6 KB37. Thanks!

  • Tom Roberts
    Tom Roberts 3 года назад

    solid advice. 

  • WideOpenChange
    WideOpenChange 3 года назад

    SE X1 or SM57 for home recording studio with a 22vsl interface? It will be used for acoustics, male vocals and maybe some electric distorted guitar amp down the road. Thanks!!

  • Jonathan Miller
    Jonathan Miller 3 года назад

    I use a Scarlett 2i4 interface with a AT4040
    www.reverbnation.com/midsidemafia/song/20083280-m-i-d-s-i-d-e

  • kixcom1
    kixcom1 3 года назад

    +Ronan Chris Murphy  I'm buying my first decent mic for recording, So far the Shure SM57 seems my best option, I want to record Guitar and Vocals with it. I will be using high distortion on the amp. Would you agree its the best option or is there another microphone i should check out ?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Yes, I think the SM57 is the best choice for a first mic.


  • Jellybeantiger
    Jellybeantiger 3 года назад

    I was amazed when I saw Peter Gabriel on a doco recording his vocals through a Shure Sm57  for his 4th album.The album with the song Shock The Monkey.

  • Omar Mahmoud
    Omar Mahmoud 3 года назад

    plz sir , what's your opinion about Samson Co3u ?!! And thanx for replay :) :) :) 

  • SirScreem71
    SirScreem71 3 года назад

    I get a lot of hiss noise in my recordings. It improved when I went from an cheap mic to the Shure SM58, but I still have the background hiss to some extent. Would changing to the SM57 improve the sound quality?

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      The SM58 and the SM57 are electronically the same mic, so that would not improve the hiss. The hiss is probably coming from a cheap mic pre amp.


  • CedarValleyMusic
    CedarValleyMusic 3 года назад

    Thanks dude, very informative.  

  • GodDamnit7711
    GodDamnit7711 3 года назад

    +Ronan Chris Murphy Should I get the V67G, SE X1, or SE 2200a II C? I know it's such a general question, but I'm just looking for a cheap vocal microphone for male vocals...

    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      If I had to choose one of those without testing it on the voice, it would be the SE X1, but I would probably buy an SM 57 over any of them.


  • Jack von Cider
    Jack von Cider 3 года назад +1

    thoose sure sm57s look neat :)

  • Spups
    Spups 3 года назад

    What is your opinion on the V67G/S?
    I'm looking to buy a first condenser microphone for a Scarlett 2i2 audio interface, and I was wondering what would suit Male vocals/acoustic guitar
    Was also wondering about the at2035 by audio technica, and the blue spark.

    Thanks

    • GodDamnit7711
      GodDamnit7711 3 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Thank you sir!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Get the X1. Its a good mic.


    • GodDamnit7711
      GodDamnit7711 3 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy Sorry to drag it out, but would you rather have the sE X1 or the sE 2200a C for vocals? I'm debating... The X1 is $200, the 2200a C is $250 but it also comes with a nice shock mount.

      Thanks a ton for helping by the way, I appreciate it a lot!


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      Every voice is different, but if I could choose only one, it would be the sE X1.


    • GodDamnit7711
      GodDamnit7711 3 года назад

      +Ronan Chris Murphy I know this is so general, but to get it right, you prefer the SE X1 over the V67G for vocals (male vocals...)?

      I'm about to buy one of them!


  • matthew wortley
    matthew wortley 3 года назад +1

    What abput the rode NT 1 A?

    • PPR Consulting & Solutions
      PPR Consulting & Solutions 3 года назад

      Oh Sorry i Forgot. Try the SONTRONICS sct series. They sound great, the sound is very similar from the German Mics BRAUNER and at a great price


    • PPR Consulting & Solutions
      PPR Consulting & Solutions 3 года назад

      Rode nt 1 A is a great mic. I have already use it for voice over.  Is one of my favorites. 
      My favorite Mics are :

      Rode Nt1 A
      Oktava 219
      SE x1
      Studio Projects c3
      Audio Technica 2035 
      Blue spark
      Mxl cr 89 ( this one is very good )
      Akg c2000 & 3000 ( those are great )
      Audio Technica 5040

      i do not like 

      akg perveptionn 120
      Audio Technica 2020
      Samson ( except yeti , these are good )


    • matthew wortley
      matthew wortley 3 года назад

      Cool man, thanks soooo much :)


    • Ronan Chris Murphy
      Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

      +matthew wortley They sound cheap to me. Not a lot of definition in the midrange and a grainy high end. That said there are probably some singers where it might be a good mic choice. I would just never suggest one as a first mic.


    • matthew wortley
      matthew wortley 3 года назад

      Why is that?


  • Eric Kellestine
    Eric Kellestine 3 года назад

    Hey Ronan,
    What would you use for a piano and digital keyboard as well as the acoustic guitar??

  • 908lion
    908lion 3 года назад +3

    yes to everything he said and dont listen to idiots behind the register there sales men not engineers 

  • batesband
    batesband 3 года назад

    This was a great video, helped me loads and I'm getting a shure sm57 purely on your advice!!! 

  • Anticipate Gaming
    Anticipate Gaming 3 года назад

    thank you so much for tyour video in response i was thinking about getting the yeti blue pro mic its the best usb mic you can buy i am a r&b singer as well as rap do you think that mic would be apporpriate to use or should i get the mxlv67 and what else to i need to make it sound good as far as devices when i have it recorded to my laptop. thank you

  • n3bulka
    n3bulka 3 года назад

    INCUBUS!

  • Robbie Hamilton
    Robbie Hamilton 3 года назад

    Who's Bjurk?

  • johncastello
    johncastello 3 года назад

    COOL!

  • Born7Supreme
    Born7Supreme 3 года назад

    If you get a half decent mic make sure your pre amp is of good quality as well.nothing worse than having a good mic & horrible pre or vice versa

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

    I have never used a USB mic, but I generally like Audia-Technica mics.

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

    I have started using a Shure MX150 lavalier mic which I have been very happy with. If you can use a phantom powered mic with an XLR output, this is a good choice. I think Audio Technica has some good affordable options as well. Since I do not use lav mics in music recording very often I do not know as much about them as I would like.

  • Harry Dickus
    Harry Dickus 3 года назад

    Click out the clip below:
    ruclip.com/video/VmnZtQGBOG8/

    Fast forward 4:43

    Is it possible to record vocals from home doing what Bono is doing with the Shure SM-58? I guess he is using an awesome compression and pre-amp....

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  3 года назад

    Ahh, OK so you can't use the analog tape to add excitement. One of the big difference between home recordings and big records is lots of good compression on the vocal. That gives it a lot of big close feeling. It is also important to look at making sure that the arrangement of the track supports the vocal. Also if you record close to an SM58, you will get extra low frequencies, so use that to tailor your sound. Great mic pres always help, but it is probably not your biggest problem.

  • Harry Dickus
    Harry Dickus 4 года назад

    Digital. It records onto a SD card. It's the Tascam DP-32....

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    Is it a cassette portastudio or digital?

  • Harry Dickus
    Harry Dickus 4 года назад

    Ronan, I'm currently recording my vocals off a Shure SM-58, but the vocals sound dull and lifeless. Is it because I need to run it through a decent pre-amp? Right now it's runs straight to my Tascam Portastudio (via Phantom Power). Can you give me some tips on getting my vocals more brighter and sounding lifelike?

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    I have never used a Rode mic that I have liked.

  • Junnyjatz-Beats [JunnyjatzMadeit]
    Junnyjatz-Beats [JunnyjatzMadeit] 4 года назад

    Ronan bro wat do u think about nta1, nta2, an nta3 studio mics

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    I think they are great if that is the sound you are looking for. Ribbons traditionally have a very soft top and provide more body than air.

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    I think the best first mic is a Shure SM57. Your mic collection will expand over the years, but you will still be using the 57 decades from now if you are still recording.

  • Isaiah Furrow
    Isaiah Furrow 4 года назад

    once I get my audio interface, I plan to get a better mic. Should I get a SHURE SM57, SM58, of the MXL V67, while I save for an eventual Shure KSM32? If I get a SM58 I would likely use it in place of my current mic, so not a total loss. I am currently using a SHURE PG48, and it's OK for what I'm using it for, but has a lot of handling noise and I'm "SHURE" I can get better for about $100. Thanks so much for the videos. Also, considering Focusrite 2i4 for the interface.

  • Tiziano Demaria
    Tiziano Demaria 4 года назад

    What do you think about ribbon for Vocals and Violins?

  • BORIS TUBETI
    BORIS TUBETI 4 года назад

    Top 5 superpro anyprice condensers?) thanks

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    A console opens up a different set of sonic options, but people make successful records without consoles every day.

  • JM Official
    JM Official 4 года назад

    hey.. i bought a powerful cpu tower to get my protools moving good a week ago. i want to know if a console is NECESSARY to master my songs and make my vocals good and neat..

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    I would get a Shure SM58, it only cost about a hundred bucks and is the one most used by pros, including some of the biggest artists in the world.

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    I have not used that yet, but at that same price the SE X1 is a good mic.

  • kerwinkaas16
    kerwinkaas16 4 года назад

    What do you think of the MXL CR30?

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    I would not recommend a tube mic with your budget.

  • NewPrithvirajChauhan
    NewPrithvirajChauhan 4 года назад

    I don't want it to use anymore, because my opinion is that a usb microphone can never give youuu the quality of a XLR cable microphone with a preamp. Am I right? Soo Can you explain me what a Tube microphone is? Cause alot of people told me that rappers should use a tube microphone. I can spend more than 800 Dollars on the mic, and about 500 for a mixer.. thanks

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    If you are happy with it, keep using it. Eventually you might decide you you want something else, but if you dig it, enjoy the gear you have and make some great music.

  • Ronan Chris Murphy
    Ronan Chris Murphy  4 года назад

    Yes, I think it s a good mic for its price point.

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