I’m thinking about doing more recording with mics this year and was wondering what people’s thoughts are on the best budget mics.
At the moment the only mic I have is a Sennheiser e906, which I got a while back to just leave hanging on my guitar amp for recording. I love that it doesn’t need a stand, so it’s super compact and it sounds pretty good.
I want to get a little budget (but quality) mic collection going to experiment with various guitar recording setups, and to be able to record other percussion, vocals, room ambience, etc.
The next mic I will probably pick up is an SM57, as it’s iconic, I want to experiment with stereo recording, and because I actually like the way it sounds on vocals with the optional windscreen.
The other mic, that I’m considering is the Rode NT1, for vocals and for room/ambient recording.
Anyone have any other recommendations for cheap, but great sounding mics? I’d love to find an affordable vintage sounding tube mic, but I don’t know what would be good. I’m also intreagued by ribbon mics.