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[BRT] The Top 10 Vocal Microphones
January 24, 2012

Microphones, especially vocal mics, are about the most important thing your studio needs. Without a mic, you can't do any recording at all. It's just common sense to make sure that your mics are the best they can be.

Last week I talked about how to save $100 on a vocal mic. It's not a gimmick. I am a big believer in saving money. But the other side is knowing when it is important to spend. Microphones are a good example of this. Why buy a cheap "starter" mic when you know you'll end up buying a higher quality mic down the road? Get the better mic now, and it will serve you much better (and give you more versatility).

OK, so this is all well and good. But what microphones are good to get? Of all the options out there, which ones are worthy of consideration? Good question.

I made a list of what I call the Top 10 Vocal Mics. I selected these so that they fit the bill for an all purpose microphone. In other words, they are listed as vocal mics, but they will serve equally as well in some other role too (recording other instruments). In other words, get one good one and it will work for far more than only vocals.

The list has three sections: the high end, the mid range, and the low end. There is one in the high end, several in the low end, but the real meat of the list is in the mid range. This is the "real" top 10 list on this list (it's less than ten, so it might be the "Top 5 List" or something).

So take this list and look at it. Review it. Look at the reviews on the microphones (at Amazon or elsewhere). Be a smart shopper. But don't delay too long. Come back to the Top 10 Vocal Mics page and click through to order them.

Now I want something from you. I made this list of the top ten vocal mics, but I want to hear from you. What is your favorite vocal mic? Recommendations are better than any sales pitch, and I'm inviting you to share your personal thoughts about any microphones with other interested people. There are two easy ways to do this. First go to Top 10 Vocal Mics and look for "What is your favorite vocal microphone?" Just underneath that is a nifty way to add a quick page to that describes a mic you may have used (either good or bad - give the real review). The second way is to hit reply to this email and let me know that way.

I'll be waiting to hear from you.

Until later,


PS: Was this information helpful? If it was please support by using the links on the Top 10 Vocal Mics to buy your microphones and any other Amazon purchases.

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