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Vocal Mic under $1000 (alternative to ECM 47?)
Old 24th January 2013
Vocal Mic under $1000 (alternative to ECM 47?)

Hi all, just wondering what's out there.

Been trying to get my hands on a Gauge ECM-47, however it has been a bit of a hassle due to them being out of stock & I am in a position where they are offering me a refund in the meantime (if I want it).

So I'm wondering if this is a blessing in disguise....

Anybody have a recommendation for a great mic in a similar price range that delivers comparable or better results?

I am using it primarily for: male lead vocals, female bg vox, acoustic steel string guitars, drum overheads (ONE overhead mic only-- don't have budget for two right now! unfortunately)

The signal chain I'm using is mic --> Great River ME-1NV preamp--> Mackie 1640i mixboard --> Pro Tools 9

Style I am doing is acoustic folk rock, feel-good stuff like Cat Stevens, Elton John, James Blunt... like bright pop in the snare, lot of rich overtones in male lead vocals.. warm body in acoustic guitar

Also planning to use the mic for clients of the studio. Thanks for your suggestions! (Please be specific in model/brand/link where possible, thanks).
Old 24th January 2013
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7 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
JZ mics vintage 11:

JZ MicrophonesVintage 11

Kind of thick sounding, but not ribbon dark

ADK TC (standard non AU model): generally more coloration and a present high mid and top frequency range
Old 24th January 2013
Gear Maniac
🎧 5 years
I've said it once. I'll say it again.

Lewitt Authentica LCT640 is a superb microphone for it's price range.
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