Jon S. wrote:Curious, do you also carry a dynamic mic with you "just in case" if, for some reason at a particular venue, the condensor "acts up?"
hippieguy1954 wrote:I have both these and like them both.
First choice - Senn e935
Second choice - Heil PR 35
let me note for whoever's interested that I used the 767a I mentioned in the thread for a while, then discovered the Heil PR35. That mic is even better for my voice and allows me to do even more subtle things than the 767a, but after using it for a few years in both full band and solo/duo/trio acoustic settings, I've started using it only for the small acoustic and solo settings and I've gone back to the 767a for the band.
I love singing into the PR35, but to allow it to do what it does it requires a gain-setting that lets me sing from a few inches back, and in the band that means it picks up lots of stage sound, making the mix muddy and keeping my vocals from cutting through the way I'd like. It's also so sensitive to popping that I've just gotten tired of being so careful! I've found EQ setting that help with that and with the cutting through, but at a certain point I'm finding that I might as well be using another mic. I tried my old 767a at some recent rehearsals and a gig and realized that it's just a better mic for me in the band setting. I'll be using it again tonight in a particularly noisy, acoustically problematic room. Less to think about, more cut. I'll miss the Heil during some of the quieter passages, but otherwise it's so much easier to get up near the grill and just sing.
Still love the Heil for the small acoustic stuff though. There's no other mic I've tried that I'd rather sing into in that setting!
zambiland wrote:We've been using Telefunken M80s. They work quite well and the leakage which does come through is much easier to deal with than SM58 and other standard vocal mic leakage. They are also very reasonably priced.
jkstraw wrote:e945 has served me well. If you tend to move around a lot the e935 would be a better choice though. If you tend to me stationary than the e945 offer a tighter pattern.
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