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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

If you're specifically after something that's versatile, the Shure SM57 is the best microphone you'll find for that budget. It can be used for pretty much anything, it sounds good live and in the ...
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Whats the role of a DAC and is it totally different to a dedicated sound card?

1) A DAC's job is to create an analog sound signal from digital samples. Digital audio is, at it's most basic, a series of digital samples that indicate the amount of pressure change happening at ...
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5.1 surround headphones for mixing?

Working on headphones for a 5.1 mix is not a good idea. Nevertheless, what you might be looking for is a 5.1 to binaural renderer. An example of such a product can be found here : http://smyth-...
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Is Behringer C-1 mic good enough for foley recordings for the price?

To be honest any mic can do Foley, I've seen Foley done with an sm57 which is historically an instrument mic. Foley has much more to do with technique than what mic you are using, 80% of Foley is the ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

"...is that statement true?" No, that statement is wrong. Whilst they are more sensitive they're are still directional and will reject sound from the sides. Most home studio owners own a condenser.
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What components will I need to create a PA system?

There are a few things to consider before deciding what equipment you need because there are so many options; Such as, budget and how large of an area you need to cover with the system. You can buy ...
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Microphones for instruments ranging from double bass to fife

I would seriously consider a good lavalier mic. You can get a variety of clips & adapters to fit them to just about anything & so tiny you can hardly tell it's there. You can use them wired or ...
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School class recording

Both of the ones you have selected are good units, you will always encounter problems in this situation. Zoom as Tascam also make some nice units but much of what I have read about them is in relation ...
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Best cheap basic analogue audio mixer?

If you're looking for something legit, you're probably out of luck. I've made this search many times before and came up dry. Lots of splitters, but no mixers. Your best bet is probably this. It's a ...
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What to look for in a microphone/studio

These are really broad questions. In terms of a mic. At $50 your in the Chinese unbranded territory type of microphone and most (I would imagine) couldn't give you an opinion on one that would be ...
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What are the advantages of a condenser mic for recording vocals?

I own the sontronics stc 3x and use it at home all the time it has a unidirectional polar pattern which helps to reject some of the background noise , and quality turns out to be decent.
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Does the RODE Lav mic need a pre-amp?

Yes the Lavalier can go to directly into a smartphone, just make sure you purchase the Micon11 connector together with the Lav. The Lavalier needs one of the "Micon" connectors to work anyway, it's a ...
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What do I need for buying a good microphone

At that price range it really isn't all that important as most will have similar build/sound quality. It's not until you get in the hundreds of dollars when it becomes a choice of sonic qualities. ...
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What do I need for buying a good microphone

Yes, that microphone is probably reasonably good. It is very low-price compared to the kinds of microphones found in professional studios. However many of those cheap Chinese clones perform remarkably ...

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