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    The best condenser mic for recording vocals under 1000$

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    I've been looking to upgrade my mic, because of lack of vocal quality recording. What condenser mic would you recommend for less then a grand that you think can get a decent quality for recording vocals.

    Any help would be appreciated it.

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    why do you want a condenser so bad??

    who told you that it was better than dynamic mics??

    look, tons of rap records were cut with a SM58 (retail $99). you mean to tell me that you have never used one???

    hell, you could get both a RE20 and a SM7b for under a grand.....

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    Your not going to have great quality with a mic for a 100 dollars bro.

    **** a 1000 isn't do much either, but it' should be atleast decent quality.
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    Get the 999$ Neumann. Also don't listen to Red Scare, he is a backwards guy. Condensers are different.

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    SMH@ assuming price is an indicator of quality...you can find a sh*tload of mics for under $200 and spend the rest on a good preamp and you'll be sh*tting on 95% of recording setups.

    Studio Projects B1(condenser)($399)
    Really Nice Preamp(that's the name of it)($499)

    By the way condenser's aren't that great for rap vocals especially if your room isn't treated(they pick up every nuance of a performance and are more susceptible to overloading/mic clipping)

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    i understand that with many of us (even me) WANT commonly gets mistaken for NEED

    now......

    how many units do you push?or how many units do you plan on pushin (be realistic)

    or do you or plan to operate your setup as a biz?

    ive heard many a projects recorded on a 1-3 hundred dollar mic and im sure you have too you just dont know it the reality is some sounded horrible some sounded good the biggest factor was who was mixing it the next biggest factor would be was it recorded in a empty garage or a closet im sure you know wich one sounds better lol id say judging by your location alone cop a "low end" mic and call it a day but if you choose not to do so mics that you can get for around a g (used) would be neuman tlm 103 or akg c414 (is it c or b guys i cant remember?)but this is just my opinion

    you shouldnt rule out investing in a preamp or channel strip either that helps alot

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    I plan on pushing projects, atleast 1000 plus units each project. Also I'm charging for studio time, so I want something thats going to make the vocals sound more crisp, and actually good enough to charge. Now I understand that mixing and mastering is important but having a quality recording makes the job alittle bit easier.

    I want to buy a mic that would give me decent quality and I can use some years worth of usage.

    So far its the Nueman tlm 103 or the shure KSM32. Also I was looking at the Rode NTK. But I'm still looking around.
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    what mic are you using right now?

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    scratch that what your entire chain

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