THE BEST VOCAL MICROPHONES FOR UNDER $1000
When I first found out this microphone was finally reproducing a more affordable version, I was beyond thrilled! And here is why.
Most trusted producers and musicians won’t use any other microphone for recording, especially when it comes to vocals. But that’s because they can afford to use mics like that. That is until now, let me introduce to you the best vocal mic under 1000 dollars.
Neumann TLM 102 MT Condenser Microphone
This is a Neuamann, and they are the kings of amazing sounding microphones. Founded in 1928 in Berlin, Germany. George Neumann has been producing condenser microphones for broadcast, live and music production.
What makes them so great. Well, take a listen to anything from Bing Crosby, Elvis to anything on the radio currently. Their large diaphragm body and pre-amp bring out that warm natural tones.
This Neumann TLM 102 packs and impressive sound into its Large-diaphragm capsule body. With a maximum sound level of 144 Db (decibel), this gives this mic a lot of options other than just vocals. You can record your drums or guitars at high volumes and not worry about this distorting. What a great option. But check this out, I can tell you how good acoustic instruments sound as well. Have an acoustic guitar, put this mic in the room and you will be recording a great sound track.
For vocals this mic will make your voice sound great. It has a 6khz boost that brings out the vocal presence in the mix. For example, the 6kHz boost has a linear response that ensures a clearly defined vocal withe extend bass range.
- Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid directional patterns
- High sound pressure level
- Presence boost above 6 kHz
- Transformer-less circuitry
- Available in two finishes: nickel and matte black
My favorite mic under 1000 for sure is this one. Vocals, drums, guitars and acoustics all sound so amazing with this on it. There is just something so warm and present about it that words cannot help what I’m trying to say.
But, if you’re in the market for a good mic, then ask anybody about this one. All would agree, if you can get a Neumann, do it!
Cheers everybody, happy recording!