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    Monitors & Condenser Mic.

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    I think my studio is fine except two things: I need better monitoring and a quality mic for recording vocals & acoustic instruments. My budget is around 600-800 euros, and I'd like to get active monitors and a large-diaphgram condenser mic. These are what I've been looking for:

    Monitors: (300-600€)
    - Behringer Truth
    - Alesis Monitor One mk2
    - Tannoy Reveal Active
    - Esi nEar05

    Mics: (200-300€)
    - Röde NT-1A
    - Röde NT-1000
    - AKG C3000
    - AudioTechnica AT3035

    Currently my favourites seem Alesis M1's and NT-1000, the latter seems really cheap right now (259€).. How much difference is there between NT-1 and NT-1000?

    I've read many of the other threads, but I'd still like to ask you about opinions. Or are there other options?

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    Another option: why not the NT-2 ?
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    Originally posted by THM
    Another option: why not the NT-2 ?
    maybe because it's over budget.
    Cheapest NT2 I ever seen works out at €370 euros, which is converted from the 260 quid (including tax) I saw them for in the UK.

    by the way Jabbe, are you talking about getting a C3000 or a C3000B? there's a hell of a difference...



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    Yeah, the NT-2 is a bit too much both in cost and quality. I believe I can get good enough results with a cheper mic, since I've heard some really nice stuff made with NT-1 and NT-1000.

    And yes, I mean the newer C3000B. Sorry about the confusion. But what do you really think about these mics?

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    i always forget the price conversion formula but for 199 in US dlooars you can get the Studio Projects C1 Condenser which is a very nice mic for the price. I own this mic and can verify its worth every penny and more. But i will say the other mics you mentioned, like the NT1, good mics and any of these will work in you situation.
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    the nt1 n at3035 owns for its price, but i also like the nt2, its hella good for vocals...
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    I think I'll go for the Monitor Ones for monitoring. The Studio Projects mic could be nice but it's hard to get those to Finland where I live. I think I'll go for either the NT-1000 or the AT3035, both are about 250-300€ here. Which one do ya suggest?

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    Hey, how about Yorkville YSM1p monitors? They're cheaper than the Alesis, and the shop I went to recommended them. Are they any good?

    I also ordered both the NT-1000 and AT3035 for test use...

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