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Microphone for Garage Band

Postby Jim Prater » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:50 pm

Hell-o Everyone. I need some advice. I need a good microphone (not gold plated) for home recording with Garage Band in Windows 7. Does anyone have any experience with this and what would you recommend?
Thanks for the help.

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Re: Microphone for Garage Band

Postby alexjones » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:13 am

Jim,
What exactly are you trying to record? Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic? People have different preferences for each. An industry standard, all around, inexpensive mic would be the shure SM57.
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Re: Microphone for Garage Band

Postby bill park » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:08 am

Jim - It depends on how much money you want to spend, because microphone prices range from $40 to $4000 and up. I've recently set up a simple inexpensive home recording studio. After some online research, I purchased a basic Shure SM57 dynamic and a pair of Samson C02 condenser mics. The SM57 (and SM58 vocal mic) have been around for decades and are legendary recording mics. The Samson C02 is a newcomer and not as popular as the Shure brand, but gets very good reviews online -

http://ehomerecordingstudio.com/best-cheap-mics/

http://ehomerecordingstudio.com/small-diaphragm-condenser-mics/

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct05/articles/samsonc02.htm

Thanks,
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Re: Microphone for Garage Band

Postby Jim Prater » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:24 pm

Thanks for replying, Alex and Bill. I want to record vocals, acoustic, and electric. I have an SM57 and an audio-technica MB3k vocal mike, so maybe my question should be "what are you using for an interface?". I am new to Garage Band and computer recording, so I am pretty much lost. Thank you for your help.

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Re: Microphone for Garage Band

Postby alexjones » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:34 pm

Jim,
This is what I have for an interface.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UCA202- ... B000KW2YEI

I also have a behringer mixer board (small one). From there I have 2 RCA outputs that go into the interface, which then goes into the USB in my computer. After a little finagling - switching your audio inputs and outputs in garageband preferences, you should be able to hook up to it. I have learned that recording is REALLY difficult to get right! Haha - it will take me a lot more time to get the right settings and get great sound. Guess I haven't really played with it too much. Hope this helps!
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Re: Microphone for Garage Band

Postby Heather26 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:51 am

Well you can try a small diaphragm microphone. It depends on how much money you want to spend. Here you can find some models:

https://www.music-town.de/Microphones:: ... 0s2opgora5
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