Mic shootout – 6 condensers from $120 – $1900 – male vocals

This is a continuation of the recent shootout with female vocals.

The mics:

  • M-Audio Nova
  • Audio Technica AT2035
  • M-Audio Solaris
  • M-Audio Sputnik
  • AKG C 414 B-XL II
  • Audio-Technica AT4060

The source was Will singing the second line of ‘9 Crimes’ by Damien Rice. Each recording is a separate take. No processing has been done. Drop all the files into your DAW, keep the piano track active if you like.

Scroll down to the bottom to get the files.

The order of the files has been changed so you’ll need to guess which is which.

Leave a comment with which mic sounds like the best fit for his voice and I’ll email you the answers. EDIT – I don’t have the answers anymore!

Other things to think about:

Which mic sounds like it’s the cheapest?
Which mic sounds the most expensive?
Which 2 mics are the tube mics?

The sound files

Get the files here: http://files.getdropbox.com/u/1053122/VocalMicShootOut2.rar