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Well I need a Mic for our Machinima. Any suggestions?

I'd like to keep it in the ~$100 range...
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post #2 of 23
is this for vocal or instrumental?

for vocal the shure sm58 and for instrumental the sm57 are great microphones for $100
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is this for vocal or instrumental?

for vocal the shure sm58 and for instrumental the sm57 are great microphones for $100
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Well I need a Mic for our Machinima. Any suggestions?
Vocal

I'll check on those, thanks!
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I've heard only good things about the Zalman clip on mic's. Check those out.

It's called a Mic1 btw.
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I've heard only good things about the Zalman clip on mic's. Check those out.

It's called a Mic1 btw.
Clip on Mics?? Are you serious?? I was eyeballing some of those studio looking Mics at MicroCenter...

Hell I can always return it if I don't like it...
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Clip on Mics?? Are you serious?? I was eyeballing some of those studio looking Mics at MicroCenter...

Hell I can always return it if I don't like it...
Way to be a jerk off.

Didn't realize you wanted to spend 100 dollars on mic, I'll refrain from offering my help to you in the future.
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Way to be a jerk off.

Didn't realize you wanted to spend 100 dollars on mic, I'll refrain from offering my help to you in the future.
Sorry!!! I'm just very hyper right now! Didn't mean to be a jerk at all!!
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post #8 of 23
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Sorry!!! I'm just very hyper right now! Didn't mean to be a jerk at all!!
Laff, it's all good man. I'm not well versed on studio quality audio equipment so I had no idea. I'll leave this one to those who are more in the know.

Good luck.
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post #9 of 23
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Ahh ok thanks!

But yeah, clip ons might be all we need!
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post #10 of 23
Clip ons will get it done, but if you're looking to put together a product that does not scream "random guys making a game spoof" I'd get some more quality hardware. My personal recommendation is to put out $139 for a combo of the E-Mu 0404 USB audio interface and the MXL V63M condenser mic; available at Musician's Friend right now. (the mic, a quality unit, is the free gift)

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ace?sku=242516

You get a solid mic, a great recording interface, and a kick-ass DAC/ADC (read: sound card) for your music listening after the work is done. I work with a 0404 regularly doing small ensemble recordings and such - it's a stellar unit for the price.
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