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    Rap Vocals??

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    I'm trying to build a home studio to record rap vocals..jus interested in people's opions before i decide to buy a mic..my budget is around $600..i was lookin at the sure ksm32 i think it is..but anywayz..any help would be appreciated..thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuwack
    my budget is around $600..i was lookin at the sure ksm32 i think it is..but anywayz..any help would be appreciated..thanx

    ksm-32's a good choice .. ksm-44 is even nicer .. specially on vocals .. good for rap most of the time ..

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    Shure KSM 32 is $500. Your trying to build a "studio" for $600? What about your pre? Cables? Soundcard? Stands, Pop Filters, etc?

    Manuwack I remember you from hiphopemcees.com, I think that was the site. I was supposed to battle you in the 3rd or 4th round but you no-showed, you little poop stain.

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    Me myself I like the Rode NTK tube mic for rap vocals..... and yeah what kind of pre's do you have?
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    For $600, find yourself a used AKG 414b uls and call it a day. Or if you're looking to buy new buy an Audio Technica 40 series mic. I'm not sure how much the AT4050 is going for... probably in that price range.
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    i got the ksm44 two dayz ago and i love shit is siick

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    Mics

    I'd go with:

    BLUE Baby bottle or AKG C414. Get a mic sock from Shadio-Rack for $2.99 if you're broke by that point. I've made OK pop filters out of macrame' circles and nylons.

    You do need a decent preamp, though. You could always go with the Studio Projects C3 and spend the rest of the moolah on the preamp...

    What voice do you have? I had a rapper in the studio that sounded good ONLY through a Shure SM57. Another guy only sounded good through a Shure MX/391 boundary mic on top of a pillow. Wierd.

    Rumor has it that the Beastie Boys used cheap mics from KMART in the studio half of the time... If you really listen you can see how that might be true. Then again, they were probably singing through Neve/Avalon/Grace/UA preamps costing $1000 per channel.

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    use the rest of the $ for all the other stuff you may need.


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    ...I produce Dancehall Reggae (think Sean Paul / Beenie Man) which is very similar to rap...I get great results with the Rode NTK...either the Joe Meek 3Q or the Studio Projects VTB1 would give you very decent service as an affordable mic pre (I prefer the Meek which has EQ & Compression)...you could get the NTK and the Meek for just about $600...that's IMHO

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