Home Recording Studio Advice: Buying your first microphone (a pro's perspective)

http://recordingbootcamp.com/ http://ronansrecordingshow.com/ Ronan Chris Murphy shares a professional perspective on choosing the right microphone for your home studio. He also makes some Mic recommendations including the Shure SM57, Shure KSM32 and the MXL V67.

This episode is gear towards beginners with Home Studio

Ronan's Recording Show is an internet based "TV Show" celebrating all things cool about recording, hosted by world renown record producer mixer and recording engineer, Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Ulver, Jamie Walters, Steve Morse, Tony Levin, Terry Bozzio, Nels Cline, Steve Stevens, Pete Teo, Joan LaBarbara, Chucho Valdez...)


Ronan also runs a series of recording workshops called Home Recording Boot Camp


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Автор kickingsaturday1 ( назад)
gave up on recorders SSL had to follow but they know that AES AND NAMM Has
drop the ball on recording true tracks. a million dollar studio vs a 2 cent
digi yes hits have been made with a computer but is it real i think not. i
feel cold do you feel cool. and thin. 16bit is real 24bit is over your

Автор kickingsaturday1 ( назад)
SD and Computer is not a true recording your right with the mics
fact you know you can lose your sound with Avid daw is good to get the stems
but to STUDIO NOT LIVE NO SD TV CAM TRUE multitrack recorder with overdub
marking rackmount there is no real true recorder no recorder means no
studio playback is a must for the mic room also stand-alone DAW to see but
never to record into 21 years in recording 3 number one hits. as a studio
owner sure iz is cool but pc i think not

Автор Martí Sanmartí ( назад)
Dear Ronan, I enjoyed so much your vid. Thanks a lot. I just bought an USB
interface. I play most of the string bass instruments and I want to
record compositions for all of them, including maybe some vocals and some
percussion made with the double bass. Which affordable mic would you
recommend me. Let's say 80-150 bucks. Your vid is now some years old. Any
new mic that you've discovered? Thanks again.

Автор Oswin Vaz ( назад)
Hello what about At2020 and Akg perception 12o for vocals ?

Автор 怎麼辦阿辰 ( назад)
Hi Ronan,
I appreciate and thank for your video.
If I only have $100, what condenser microphone can I choose?
What's about the mxl 770?
I want to use this microphone to record the male sound?
I want to use Alesis iO2 EXPRESS for my recording interface, can you
recommend this one? or can you recommend any else for about this prise?
thank for your replay^^

Автор Milton Palacio ( назад)
What do you recommend for recording brass instruments. Thank you.

Автор Sly Grog Club - Melbourne Online Liquor Sales and Delivery ( назад)

Автор Fer Lamp ( назад)
Hey Ronan Loved your advice about the MXL V67G just picked it up and it has
been wonderful, one question ive been hearing alot of good things about the
MCA SP1 have you ever used one or have you heard any feed back about it?

thanks again for the blog 

Автор Willy Liberteen ( назад)
It sounds as if you are telling people that, not, it it what you use that
makes the difference, not how you use it

Автор Leoncavallo Cecile ( назад)
Hi Ronan.Thanks for this tutorial! I really learn a lot of experiences from
it! And i just want to ask you that do you think those USB microphones are
good for home studio? BTW, if i just recording vocals no instruments, is
SM58 a better option for me? Sorry for my bad English since i am not a
native English speaker

Автор Darren Hill Music ( назад)
Is that the MXL V67g or V67i? Also, how does it sound on male vox?

Автор Michael Maple ( назад)
Hi Ronan,
Of all the people giving advices and reviews you seem most trustworthy to
me. So i'll ask this - what do you think about Rode NT-1 or sE Electronics
X1. Do you like any of those, both, none? And if they're not good - what
would you recommend for the price?
Main use is recording high male and female Hard Rock/Heavy Metal vocal and
occasional Acoustic guitar - but the guitar is less important.

If you manage to answer I would be very grateful, if not thanks anyways for
the great video :)

Автор Asif Mahbub ( назад)
Hello. I've been roaming around the internet like a lost puppy for a couple
of months now, and you seem like a nice guy to lick. Haha.. sorry.
Seriously though, I need a bit of help. I need good mics for my studio, but
i'm confused between the mxl 550/551, 440/441, v67g, v63m, and even sm57
lol. It's basically my first good mic, and my budget can't exceed much more
than a 100 dollars. My recording purposes are vocals firstly(versatile,
ranging from raw powered vocals to smooth, mellow tones), micing guitar
amps(clean and moderately overdriven, never too distorted), acoustic
guitars(fingerstyle inclusive), and a few percussive instruments.. now, I
know i sound like an idiot when I say I need something within 100 bucks to
cover such a wide range of applications, but i did find a few(the ones i
mentioned above). And I'm completely confused, because different people
have different reviews. I need them asap too(need to order within tomorrow
or else gotta wait a month more, i live in a third-world country).. so, i
would really, really appreciate if you could give me a response. Thanks.

Автор Jerry McKenzie ( назад)
Hi Ronan, really enjoy your videos - it's great to get advice from someone
with your extensive knowledge and experience.
I'm also a fan of the Shure KSM series - I regretted selling my KSM44 some
years ago, but finally replaced it with the KSM42 to use specifically for
vocals. Really sweet mics. Do you have any thoughts or comments on the

Автор Jeff Killingsworth ( назад)
Hi Ronan. Hope you are doing well. I have come back to watch this video
several times to consider purchasing my next mic for my small home studio.
I currently have a decent set of shure mics: SM7B, SM57 and an SM58. I
have considered purschasing a used KSM27.....your thoughts on that Mic?
What other condenser mics would you consider in the $100-$200 price range?

Автор anibal vega ( назад)
Thank you for the video Ronan, i think you hit exactly at the point in wich
most people argue about, condenser mics vs dynamic mics... but i have just
a QUESTION, it is true that the only way of getting a nice sound of a
condenser mic is having a high-cost treated room for recording ?, thank
you, By the way, i just got my first sm57 by following your advices, thank
you again !

Автор dii ( назад)
Hey Ronan! I'm in a market for a condenser mic for voiceovers/singing and i
can't make a decision.. i'm more into USB to buy less hardware and be
mobile, thought of Blue Yeti/Spark at first, but now i'm more into Rode
NT-USB which ignores background noise and has a nice pop filter built-in..
then i noticed MXL V67G is now sold for like 70$ and i'm not sure if i
should instead get it + daw.. but id lose so much mobility without usb..
could you advise anything? budget is under 200

Автор Syed Armaghan Hassan ( назад)
Thanks Ronan

Автор Patrick Skelton ( назад)

I love watching your videos. You're always spot on and trustworthy. I
bought a KSM32 on your recommendation and I absolutely love it on vocals
and acoustic guitar. It's got that nice Shure midrange that sounds perfect
to my ears.

Автор Monica Dollive ( назад)
Hi Ronan. I'm looking for a single mic for under $200 to use for general
youtube covers with vocals and acoustic guitar / ukulele, preferably
something that can transfer to a computer easily. If you could give me a
suggestion, that'd be great! (Someone recommended the Zoom H2n handy

Автор Misael V. ( назад)
is there any recommended good mics for singing under 100$? id imagine i
have to buy a phantom power supply, but i wanna use it with my computer, so
how could i connect it to the computer?

Автор spaceorbison ( назад)
MXL 990's are bad?

Автор Adrian Almeciga ( назад)
Hi Ronnan i have a small home studio and i want to record voices and
acoustics and electric guitars and i was thinking in a Mxl 2006.So what do
you think, please give your opinion. Thanks

Автор Amber Light Voice Studios ( назад)
blue baby bottle for vocals, acoustic guitars, and actually GREAT as a
distant guitar amp mic especially running through the Blue Robbie tube pre 

Автор Vivian ELF ( назад)
I want to do covers on my PC with audacity and I am thinking what mics to
buy and filters? Could you give me some recommendation and where I could
get them/

Автор lakajd ( назад)
What's a good suggestion for recording acoustic guitars, amps(electric
guitar amps, nothing extremely loud.), and male baritone-tenor voices on an
untreated recording environment? I'd like to get something used and around
the $150-ish price range at most.
I'm using a Scarlett 18i6 interface

at2035, at2050, or mcad 179 are mainly what I'm looking at. Alternatively,
the MXL v67g, since you mentioned it.

Автор Areta Meek ( назад)
what about AT4040 or Rode nt2a?

Автор paul pontillo ( назад)
I have a blue spark at the moment and i do love the microphone in my
recording studio but i am looking to upgrade.. i do alot of hip hop as well
as pop and R&B vocals. What would you recommend for under 1000 that would
be better then the spark now that its 2014 

Автор AGPMandavel ( назад)
Hi Ronan, just discovered your channel.

I need to buy two general purpose mics. Drum/room mics, vox, guitar cab,
etc. I have a limited budget (let's say 600ish max) to spend on this pair.
I am heavily, heavily looking into the shure pg27 (not USB version) for my
choice. Your knowledge/advice on this would be great. I'm a bit of a shure
fanboy and know they make great stuff.

Автор Robin Criollo ( назад)
Hi! Thanks for that video, I appreciate so much... and.. I have a
question.. ¿What do you think of Rode NT1A? and... ¿What external sound
target you recommended me? (Maybe 3 I try to have eleccion) Thanks! And
greetings from Colombia :p

Автор MyLoveForMusic ( назад)
Question. :) would I need pop filter for SM57 ??

Автор Darren Hill Music ( назад)
Hi, I have a question. I own a Shure 515SD which, from researching it, im
told is fairly similar to the SM57. I want to invest in a new mic, do you
think i`d be better off buying an SM57 or the MXL V67?

Автор Ben Tyreman ( назад)
what do you think of the Neumann TLM193?

Автор damillionmalania ( назад)
I'm pretty new to recording and I have a question regarding recording
vocals in general. I own an SM57 and a pop filter and I'm in a room with
absorbing fabric hanging loosely off all the walls. The room may be a
little big to be a vocal booth (about 15 square meters or so). The people
at my local music store seem a bit divided regarding getting a reflection
filter/mic shield. One guy said I should definitely get one and yet another
said it won't make much of a difference if the room is already treated the
way mine is. It's all very confusing. Seeing as you seem to know a lot
about recordings, who do you think I should be listening to Ronan?

Автор daumantas baba ( назад)
i cant listent to this guy he is not gangsta

Автор rainbowdeep ( назад)
hey Ronan The instrumentals on my channel would be sounding much better if
I used the mixing desk behind you lolol . show off you know your mics
though . thanks for the tutorial.

Автор ~Ryanrjlim~ ( назад)
I was wondering if there are newer options which are better than these
options you have given, since this video was made back in 2009. 

Автор Grayson Wolf (WolfDrummer) ( назад)
i have a question , please answer cause i really need help. So i wanted to
get a mic that records al instruments like drums and guitar. I dont know
anything about mics really so i've just been watching reviews on yt and
stuff. I came across samson meteor mic and Blue Yeti. Im not sure if those
mics are the right ones for recording , what do you think about it? Which
one is better or which one is better than al those two mics.

Автор Darwin Abing ( назад)
Hello sir.
What can you say about CAD GXL2200? 

Автор Paul Solomon ( назад)
thanks for the valuable information, what are the differences between SM58
and SM57? which one is better,

Автор 0509brook ( назад)
those "windscrren" :D 4:20

Автор Luciano Saettone ( назад)
hey, im not sure if ull answer but i wanna give it a try, i wanna buy a
condenser microphone, which one u like the most? shure beta 27,
mk4-sennheiser, or baby blue bottle? or which other one would u recommend
me? 400$ to spend more or less, thanks bro ur video was awesome!

Автор admarvelwarlock ( назад)
Hey, I'm doing research on mics cause I wanna start doing Gameplay videos
and all I got here is a Plantronics Gamecom 777. I'm using Camtasia for
Video Editing but the sound of my voice man ... it doesn't show up ! My
voice is the worst, i talk very inwards and .... i dont know what to do. I
don't know Anything about Music or Sound so researching its confusing me
rather then enlighting me. I've heard great things about the BLUE YETI but
I wanted to have something a lot smaller around, like the one you have on
ur shirt. What do you have to say about it ? Is that one even attachable to
a PC ? What its name ? Please help me !

Автор John O'Neill ( назад)
That was really helpful, thanks! I was wondering what your opinion of the
SM58? is it inferior to the SM57? Right now I am mainly interested in
something to record a female vocalist and an acoustic guitar.

Автор MONSTEROID31 ( назад)
which is better in your opinion ? AT 4033 4040, or akg 214 . or is there
something else around the price?

Автор Erik Teh ( назад)
Thanks so much for your professional advice! I'm a noob and I'm about to
get my first mic. Need some advice pls :)
1) Could I record both voice and acoustic guitar at the same time with this
2) Would this mic be a good choice for acoustic guitar and guitar amps?
3) I tend to sound sibilant on dynamics in a live setting. Wld this or the
V67i still be a good option?
4) I'm considering the MXL V67i so that I can have the bright and warm
options available. Is it a good option?

Tks so much!

Автор Todd George ( назад)
V67G or SM57 for podcasts, YouTube videos, and voice overs on PowerPoint
presentations? I will plugging into a Line 6 KB37. Thanks!

Автор Paul wilson ( назад)
solid advice. 

Автор WideOpenChange ( назад)
SE X1 or SM57 for home recording studio with a 22vsl interface? It will be
used for acoustics, male vocals and maybe some electric distorted guitar
amp down the road. Thanks!!

Автор Jonathan Miller (Midside Mafia) ( назад)
I use a Scarlett 2i4 interface with a AT4040

Автор kixcom1 ( назад)
+Ronan Chris Murphy I'm buying my first decent mic for recording, So far
the Shure SM57 seems my best option, I want to record Guitar and Vocals
with it. I will be using high distortion on the amp. Would you agree its
the best option or is there another microphone i should check out ?

Автор Jellybeantiger ( назад)
I was amazed when I saw Peter Gabriel on a doco recording his vocals
through a Shure Sm57 for his 4th album.The album with the song Shock The

Автор Omar loma ( назад)
plz sir , what's your opinion about Samson Co3u ?!! And thanx for replay :)
:) :) 

Автор SirScreem71 ( назад)
I get a lot of hiss noise in my recordings. It improved when I went from an
cheap mic to the Shure SM58, but I still have the background hiss to some
extent. Would changing to the SM57 improve the sound quality?

Автор CedarValleyMusic ( назад)
Thanks dude, very informative. 

Автор GodDamnit7711 ( назад)
+Ronan Chris Murphy Should I get the V67G, SE X1, or SE 2200a II C? I know
it's such a general question, but I'm just looking for a cheap vocal
microphone for male vocals...

Автор Jack von Cider (Cider) ( назад)
thoose sure sm57s look neat :)

Автор Norm Spups Entertainment ( назад)
What is your opinion on the V67G/S?
I'm looking to buy a first condenser microphone for a Scarlett 2i2 audio
interface, and I was wondering what would suit Male vocals/acoustic guitar
Was also wondering about the at2035 by audio technica, and the blue spark.


Автор Warren Zed ( назад)
I took your advise in the vid and went with the MXL V67G for my project
studio. I think it sounds awesome, especially for the price. I'm just
getting started on the recording side and getting good advise on where to
get the most bang for the buck means a lot. Thanks for the vids. They're

Автор matthew wortley ( назад)
What abput the rode NT 1 A?

Автор Tyte “TyteBeats” Curry ( назад)
Thanks for insight. I use the RodeNT1-A for my vocals and it sounds perfect
for me and my voice..Check out my old setup on a budget here..

Автор Eric Kellestine ( назад)
Hey Ronan,
What would you use for a piano and digital keyboard as well as the acoustic

Автор 908lion ( назад)
yes to everything he said and dont listen to idiots behind the register
there sales men not engineers 

Автор batesband ( назад)
This was a great video, helped me loads and I'm getting a shure sm57 purely
on your advice!!! 

Автор Anticipate Gaming ( назад)
thank you so much for tyour video in response i was thinking about getting
the yeti blue pro mic its the best usb mic you can buy i am a r&b singer as
well as rap do you think that mic would be apporpriate to use or should i
get the mxlv67 and what else to i need to make it sound good as far as
devices when i have it recorded to my laptop. thank you

Автор n3bulka ( назад)

Автор Robbie Hamilton ( назад)
Who's Bjurk?

Автор johncastello ( назад)

Автор BORN7SUPREME ( назад)
If you get a half decent mic make sure your pre amp is of good quality as
well.nothing worse than having a good mic & horrible pre or vice versa

Автор maximilian monnerat ( назад)
ahh damn :P thanks anyway :)

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I have never used a USB mic, but I generally like Audia-Technica mics.

Автор maximilian monnerat ( назад)
Ok thank you :) I was looking at two audio technica mics (I do want a usb
mic) the at-2020 (since every one has it :D) and the atr2500. Could you
maybe advice me on thoose two. In videos where both are compared I cant
really hear the difference due to my cheap 20 euros headset :)

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I have started using a Shure MX150 lavalier mic which I have been very
happy with. If you can use a phantom powered mic with an XLR output, this
is a good choice. I think Audio Technica has some good affordable options
as well. Since I do not use lav mics in music recording very often I do not
know as much about them as I would like.

Автор maximilian monnerat ( назад)
Ronan I'm going to begin recording tutorials again, on this new channel. My
old channel was /blendercgartist and I'm looking to remake these in better
quality. The quality should be found in the content but also in sound
quality :D Could you recommend me one under 200 euros?

Автор Harry Dickus ( назад)
Click out the clip below: youtube.com/watch?v=VmnZtQGBOG8 Fast forward 4:43
Is it possible to record vocals from home doing what Bono is doing with the
Shure SM-58? I guess he is using an awesome compression and pre-amp....

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
Ahh, OK so you can't use the analog tape to add excitement. One of the big
difference between home recordings and big records is lots of good
compression on the vocal. That gives it a lot of big close feeling. It is
also important to look at making sure that the arrangement of the track
supports the vocal. Also if you record close to an SM58, you will get extra
low frequencies, so use that to tailor your sound. Great mic pres always
help, but it is probably not your biggest problem.

Автор Harry Dickus ( назад)
Digital. It records onto a SD card. It's the Tascam DP-32....

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
Is it a cassette portastudio or digital?

Автор Harry Dickus ( назад)
Ronan, I'm currently recording my vocals off a Shure SM-58, but the vocals
sound dull and lifeless. Is it because I need to run it through a decent
pre-amp? Right now it's runs straight to my Tascam Portastudio (via Phantom
Power). Can you give me some tips on getting my vocals more brighter and
sounding lifelike?

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I have never used a Rode mic that I have liked.

Автор Junnyjatz-Beats (Daprince charles) ( назад)
Ronan bro wat do u think about nta1, nta2, an nta3 studio mics

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I think they are great if that is the sound you are looking for. Ribbons
traditionally have a very soft top and provide more body than air.

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I think the best first mic is a Shure SM57. Your mic collection will expand
over the years, but you will still be using the 57 decades from now if you
are still recording.

Автор Isaiah Furrow ( назад)
once I get my audio interface, I plan to get a better mic. Should I get a
SHURE SM57, SM58, of the MXL V67, while I save for an eventual Shure KSM32?
If I get a SM58 I would likely use it in place of my current mic, so not a
total loss. I am currently using a SHURE PG48, and it's OK for what I'm
using it for, but has a lot of handling noise and I'm "SHURE" I can get
better for about $100. Thanks so much for the videos. Also, considering
Focusrite 2i4 for the interface.

Автор Tiziano Demaria ( назад)
What do you think about ribbon for Vocals and Violins?

Автор BORIS TUBETI ( назад)
Top 5 superpro anyprice condensers?) thanks

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
A console opens up a different set of sonic options, but people make
successful records without consoles every day.

Автор Jordan Midence ( назад)
hey.. i bought a powerful cpu tower to get my protools moving good a week
ago. i want to know if a console is NECESSARY to master my songs and make
my vocals good and neat..

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I would get a Shure SM58, it only cost about a hundred bucks and is the one
most used by pros, including some of the biggest artists in the world.

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I have not used that yet, but at that same price the SE X1 is a good mic.

Автор kerwinkaas16 ( назад)
What do you think of the MXL CR30?

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
I would not recommend a tube mic with your budget.

Автор NewPrithvirajChauhan ( назад)
I don't want it to use anymore, because my opinion is that a usb microphone
can never give youuu the quality of a XLR cable microphone with a preamp.
Am I right? Soo Can you explain me what a Tube microphone is? Cause alot of
people told me that rappers should use a tube microphone. I can spend more
than 800 Dollars on the mic, and about 500 for a mixer.. thanks

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
If you are happy with it, keep using it. Eventually you might decide you
you want something else, but if you dig it, enjoy the gear you have and
make some great music.

Автор Ronan Chris Murphy ( назад)
Yes, I think it s a good mic for its price point.

Автор XLADEDAX ( назад)
i'd look up some of your own research like he said and sure enough there
are reviews out there on the blue yeti.

Автор gigantballs ( назад)
Hi. Do you think Audio Technica AT4040 is good for its price or not? I was
thinking about buying one. Thanks.

Автор sent love ( назад)
Hey Ronan I'm a beginner and money is tight. What are your opinions on the
blue yeti when it comes to singing? Do you know any great mic's that don't
require an interface? Thanks and great vid

Автор BirthOfAnEmceeTV ( назад)
Hi mate, i pulled the belt buckle tight n yesterday got myself a SM58.
However (lol), when in the shop i was asked about interfaces!! I explained
i had no idea what he was talking about. We agreed i need one but for now
i'm pluggin straight into my pc via a 3.5mm jack. I'm using Audacity n my
pc is windows 8. I can't get any results/sound through the mic onto
audacity n when i tried setting the pc to voice activated it asked if i'd
turned the mic on!! Any ideas?? Sorry to bother you!!

Автор NewPrithvirajChauhan ( назад)
Sir help me out. Im a 15 years old rapper. Ive got an audio technica 2020
USB version. What do you think of that microphone? Because I wasss happy
with it, but now i think i need a mic that is more expensive to make more
professional songs /watch?v=8aVKw8Ae86M Which mic did they use here? Im
waiting on your reply, Thankyou sir

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