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Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:52 am
by DonaldKrump
I have some random cheap mics but they barely pickup anything low. Any good cheap ones, like the small lapel sized mic but pickups more than vocal range?

like closest thing to this that has range: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Small-Clip-On- ... SwogpaaBXz ??

Re: Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:58 pm
by Misomusist
So that's a mic, less than $3 which has a 20Hz - 20KHz range.

Are you looking for cheaper than this, or better than this?

Re: Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:28 pm
by DonaldKrump
I'm sorry, yes, it can be wayyyy more than a couple bucks. Like a small, quality mic, worth the money. I'm basically gonna try not to be as cheap b/c that strategy hasn't paid off.

Re: Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:40 pm
by xdugef
DonaldKrump wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:52 am
pickups more than vocal range?
Whaddya want like ultrasonic.. gonna record some bats or maybe whales?

Re: Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:53 pm
by DonaldKrump
Hey, making a whale album would be a good way to supplement my hobbies.... but no, just want more lower end in my recordings, especially when things are already getting amped/overdriven/distortion and that leaves them so mids and high mids. Something that would capture lows too.

Re: Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:13 pm
by crochambeau
A lot of low end hinges squarely on microphone technique. Proximity effect, acoustics, etc.

If you're still at a loss, maybe try wiring up an old speaker as a microphone. Then veer into EQ, preamps, etc.

Re: Small and cheap with good low freq mic

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:23 am
by DonaldKrump
alright, good to know.