Mic Recommendation

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> Mr. Boyk, > > I was going through the listing for some recommendation with the ECM-MS957 > mic and I came across your site. I was reading a passage from one of your > readers concerning this mic. I am interested in purchasing a decent mic to > record with my portable MD recorder. I have a Sony R5ST, which has an > optical in/out on its station. I am planning to record my choir group > during our mass songs every Sunday. I am a vocalist and am interested in > learning how to play piano, if you have any recommendation please advice. > Back to my original question, sorry... I am on a budget, around $150-$200 to > purchase on a mic which would record my whole choir group ranging from 12-15 > vocalist and 3-6 musicians. What would you recommend on purchasing a > uni-directional mic, which is compatible with an MD recorder? (Would the > ECM-MS957 be a good mic for my situation). Also, there is another lower > version, the ECM-MS907 which costs a lot lower, although would you recommend > that device for my use? Thank you very much! > > Tyrone Alarcon

-- Tyrone Jaye Alarcon (Talarcon06@hotmail.com), March 30, 2001


I can't recommend either unit for your purpose, and in all honesty I don't think any mike near this price can do a good job of what you want. (Singers are hard to record, and groups of singers can be much more difficult.)

Try the 957 if you wish (I wouldn't bother with the 907), but be sure you can return it if it doesn't work out. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully. If it overloads acoustically, move it back a bit from the singers.

-- James Boyk (boyk@caltech.edu), May 19, 2001.

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