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Windows 7: Could you recommend a good mic that catches bass great?

13 Apr 2013   #1
Girom

Windows 8
 
 
Could you recommend a good mic that catches bass great?

I'm guessing any mic about 100 dollars would be nice?

I do have an out of order (the screen not working) MacBook Pro. If I recorded with a mic connected to MacBook Pro as opposed to the p6 HP that I have would the sound quality be different?


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13 Apr 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I never used a mic to catch bass. I always used fishing lures and bait.
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13 Apr 2013   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

You don't give enough data. There's too many variables for the best microphone. What and where are you trying to record. You don't want just any mic. You'll need a mic that doesn't attenuate the low frequencies common with vocal mics. There's also the microphone pickup pattern. Are you recording in a room, hall, theatre or stadium?

The old cliché of garbage in, garbage out holds true for the whole system not just the microphone. You have to know whether your equipment can record the frequencies you need. And just how low you need to go. What is the frequency response of your system including speakers? There's no sense recording 20-30Hz if your speakers only go down to 100Hz. Or in the case of PC speakers, more like 1000Hz.
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14 Apr 2013   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Some of the professional microphone companies, such as Shure, make USB connected mics that will have good frequency response. Otherwise you will have to go with a Pro P.A. system mic, such as a workhorse Shure SM57 or SM58 with a mic preamp that will amplify the mic signal to near "line leve" which is the audio level required by a PC sound card.

I have a recording studio and use SM57 mic's to mic instrument amps such as guitar or bass.

Here is one Shure USB mic. Shows freq response from 20Hz to 20Khz Shure Americas | Microphones, Wireless Systems, Headphones, Earphones
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14 Apr 2013   #5
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
You don't give enough data. There's too many variables for the best microphone. What and where are you trying to record. You don't want just any mic. You'll need a mic that doesn't attenuate the low frequencies common with vocal mics. There's also the microphone pickup pattern. Are you recording in a room, hall, theatre or stadium?

The old cliché of garbage in, garbage out holds true for the whole system not just the microphone. You have to know whether your equipment can record the frequencies you need. And just how low you need to go. What is the frequency response of your system including speakers? There's no sense recording 20-30Hz if your speakers only go down to 100Hz. Or in the case of PC speakers, more like 1000Hz.
I don't have any good speakers. Could you recommend one?
Recording in a room.

By bass I meant my own bass tone voice, as well as my cello.
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14 Apr 2013   #6
Girom

Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Some of the professional microphone companies, such as Shure, make USB connected mics that will have good frequency response. Otherwise you will have to go with a Pro P.A. system mic, such as a workhorse Shure SM57 or SM58 with a mic preamp that will amplify the mic signal to near "line leve" which is the audio level required by a PC sound card.

I have a recording studio and use SM57 mic's to mic instrument amps such as guitar or bass.

Here is one Shure USB mic. Shows freq response from 20Hz to 20Khz Shure Americas | Microphones, Wireless Systems, Headphones, Earphones
What is Pro P.A. system mic? what does it meant to amplify the mic signal to near "line level" which is the audio level required by a PC sound card?
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14 Apr 2013   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I never used a mic to catch bass. I always used fishing lures and bait.
I can't believe nobody else found that funny........why so serious?
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14 Apr 2013   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I never used a mic to catch bass. I always used fishing lures and bait.
I can't believe nobody else found that funny........why so serious?
I did. I was laughing so hard I had to change my shorts. That wasn't funny.
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14 Apr 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I never used a mic to catch bass. I always used fishing lures and bait.
I can't believe nobody else found that funny........why so serious?
I did. I was laughing so hard I had to change my shorts. That wasn't funny.
Cats wear shorts?
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14 Apr 2013   #10
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Only during the day.
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