I’ve put together a small list of mics that can get you started with recording vocals at home. These are some great, versatile microphones for anyone who is looking to record vocal tracks on their personal recording setup.
Hands down this is just a great mic to own. It sounds awesome on whispery, intimate vocal lines as well as other instruments. Pick one up for recording vocals and you’ll find yourself micing guitar and drums with it as well.
Get it from Amazon: Shure SM-27
Blue Bluebird Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser
This is truly a great mic and it’s a steal for the price. It’s actually shocking that a microphone of this quality can be purchased for under $300. The Bluebird is built with a Class-A discrete amplifier circuit and the clarity can be heard in recordings. If you’re looking for a mic that will add a bit of character without sacrificing clarity to your vocal recordings, this is it.
Get it from Amazon: Blue Microphones Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Mic
Studio Projects C1
Studio Projects microphones are severely underrated. They get the job done and can compete with mics that are twice the price. The C1 sounds great and doesn’t have an over-hyped high end like many other microphones in this price range.
Get it from Amazon: Studio Projects C1
By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland | @shaynewithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC