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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.
WOW thanks... I'm REALLY considering that...

You are completely right though, I DO NOT want the random guys making a spoof thing. I'm a perfectionists of sorts, and that would KILL me...
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I misunderstood the post.
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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.
Does the Mic require an additional power source? And will I have to buy a chord to connect the Mic?
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Can't go wrong with a Shure SM58
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Does the Mic require an additional power source? And will I have to buy a chord to connect the Mic?
The mic will be powered by the 0404 - yes, you would need to buy a XLR-terminated mic cable of whatever length you'd need.
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SHURE SM 57 - instrumental
SHURE SM 58 - Vocal

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The mic will be powered by the 0404 - yes, you would need to buy a XLR-terminated mic cable of whatever length you'd need.
O dang! What will that run me?? Link please?
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O dang! What will that run me?? Link please?
Needn't cost very much at all - even for 50 ft you're only talking $17. Shorter lengths cost less, obviously.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...XLR?sku=361707

Mogami cables are my personal choice, though as this won't be a stage type or gig setting most anything will be durable enough. Unless you're one of those people who likes to jump rope with their mic cables...
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post #19 of 23
You should get yourself a Neumann mic will set you back somewhat more though

But seriously, I've done a lot of recording and live mixing, and over the years I've come to use a lot of different type of mic's etc, etc. Especially during freelance work it's using what ever a particular band uses themselves.

In my experience the Shure's have a better ballanced sound, while the MXL tend to sound a bit unballanced at times. If it's my choice, I always use Shure, or some topline Sennheiser mic to work with. But I find there's a difference in what is used, depending on what part of the world. MXL isn't all that common here, and most dealers / shops don't even have the possibility to order one.

Having said that, for wiring I always use some DAP cable with extra shielding and a set of Neutrik connectors. The diameter of the cable differs per use, for live performances I use thicker cables then for studio recording.
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You should get yourself a Neumann mic will set you back somewhat more though

But seriously, I've done a lot of recording and live mixing, and over the years I've come to use a lot of different type of mic's etc, etc. Especially during freelance work it's using what ever a particular band uses themselves.

In my experience the Shure's have a better ballanced sound, while the MXL tend to sound a bit unballanced at times. If it's my choice, I always use Shure, or some topline Sennheiser mic to work with. But I find there's a difference in what is used, depending on what part of the world. MXL isn't all that common here, and most dealers / shops don't even have the possibility to order one.

Having said that, for wiring I always use some DAP cable with extra shielding and a set of Neutrik connectors. The diameter of the cable differs per use, for live performances I use thicker cables then for studio recording.
*Cough* Thanks for the info dude... but I said ~$100... NOT ~$10,000!!!
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