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#965559 - 06/28/06 03:11 PM best mic
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Registered: 12/29/05
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Hi all,
I hope I'm in the right place. I just downloaded 'Audacity' so that I can record using my laptop. I'd like some suggestions as to the best mic I can use (at different price ranges). I have a pre-amp, but prefer not to use it in order to simplify the process. I appreciate any help you can give. Walt

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#965560 - 06/28/06 04:15 PM Re: best mic
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Rhode microphone made in Australia are pretty good. There is a stereo version that does a good job for about 400$.
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#965561 - 06/28/06 11:49 PM Re: best mic
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What type of interface are you using?
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#965562 - 06/29/06 09:12 AM Re: best mic
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I want to plug diectly into the mic input of an HP Laptop (Win XP, Pentium 4), but I have a Eurorack UB802 Mixer/Pre-amp.

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#965563 - 07/01/06 09:20 AM Re: best mic
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If you want a more professional recording, I would suggest not to plug a microphone directly to the computer but to use a pre amp with balanced XLR input.
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#965564 - 07/01/06 01:00 PM Re: best mic
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The best mic for recording piano that doesnt require external power source or for you to sell your house to be able to afford it is the Shure SM57. I have a pair, which i can place right inside the piano pointing at the strings. The sounds is rich, powerful and doesnt distort at all, even when I play Rachmaninoff.

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