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Best hand-held mic for low female voice?

~sounddjinn~

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Hi folks ~ I'm looking for a good live, hand-held for my wife. Her voice is deep, so she has a hard time cutting through live. The dynamic mics don't seem to have enough gain and/or sensitivity.

Anyways, I'm wondering what you guys would recommend.
If you would like to check out her voice, here's a link:http://www.reverbnation.com/loverust

Thanks,

jason
 

rokpunk

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^^^ i think he was trying to get away from a dynamic mic. i personally like the way a beta 58 sound on my voice, with light compression.
 

mgarrison99

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The EV N-Dym 767 is also a fabulous mic. I love the gain before feedback on them but some soundmen are a little uneasy around them because they are used to cranking up their 57s and 58s. You can probably find a used 767V2 for quite a bit less than a Beta 58. They are specifically designed for the female voice but I sing in a higher pitch male voice and it works great.

Good luck!
 

el chuco

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Well...the Shure KSM-9 is no slouch either....but a $700 or so mic is a bit excessive for weekend warriors...right?
The KSM-9 is well worth the investment imho. I use them on our female singers both live and in the studio. They really are very warm and transparent with lots of gain before feedback. Just an awesome vocal mic. Plus, if it's for your wife, she's worth the investment. After hearing her on your Love & Rust link, I know the KSM-9 will be a great mic for her beautiful deep woman voice.:aok
 
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n8cjohn

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The Blue enCore 300 is a terrific value handheld condenser mic - that seems to do really well for the femmes that I've heard with it. $199 - anywhere. Sometimes they are on sale for $159.

When my Beta 87A quit working after 14 months from the purchase date - I switched to the Blue for my own mic. I've had it for about 8 months now - so the longevity jury is still out.
 

~sounddjinn~

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Thanks for all the input folks!
There is lots to think about. I do have a couple Blue mics (100 & 100i) and like them a lot. They seem clearer than an sm58. Not as much mid-range muddiness.

Thanks for the compliment el chuco! I wish I had $700 to spend on a mic for my wife. She is definitely worth it!
 

n8cjohn

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I do have a couple Blue mics (100 & 100i) and like them a lot. They seem clearer than an sm58. Not as much mid-range muddiness.
Agree. My duo partner uses a 100. He sounds very nice. We demo'd all the dynamic mics in stock at the local GC when he bought his. Clearly superior for his voice.
 

buddyboy69

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my wife uses an ev/blue cardinal mic. not quite handheld and its a condenser, but it works great with a female voice.
 






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