Vocal Instruction

Monthly Archives: November 2015

Choosing a microphone

As singers, we typically stay mindful of vocal care and development and all the things that that entails. But it is real easy to overlook the equipment that we use in recording and on stage. So let’s take a look at the primary tool of the singer: the microphone.

Below are two links, each with the focus on Microphones. The link to the Sound on Sound article discusses singers and the choice of vocal mic’s across many music genres, and for the studio as well as performance.

The second link,  rounding sound, provides an expansive look at the five best condenser microphones under two hundred dollars. Condenser mic’s are typically used in recording studios while Dynamic mic’s are used in live performance.  Some great resource information in these two links here to help singers make this important and sometimes tricky decision.

 

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul10/articles/vocalmics.htm

http://theroundingsound.com/best-condenser-microphones-under-200/