Live performance stage microphones can be make or break when it comes to a show. This is largely because they offer one a captivating means of portraying their musical pieces to the audience — we need to be able to portray our art in the most optimal way possible. We know from experience being on stage for years — we’ve used terrible mics that really disappointed us (and the audience), whereas a great mic paired up with a good sound system and mixing team made a world of difference. We’ll focus on one thing in this guide — the best microphone for live stage use. Let’s get into what we want you to look for, first.
Finding a rap vocal microphone won’t be impossible, but it will be very important to take your time and choose wisely. When spitting bars, it is imperative that one utilizes a microphone that reflects their voice in the best way possible. Nowadays, we have some decent options if you’re on a budget, or if you have some cash saved up, can grab a beast that will last you years as an investment. Unlike performance microphones which are more of general purpose utilities, one needs to be very particular about the rap microphone they use when recording in a studio, regardless if it’s professional or in your home. With our research and experience (yes, we’ve been rapping since the early 2000’s), we were able to collect some of our favorite picks as the best microphone for recording rap vocals in the market today. But first, let’s get into some of the specifics to look for.
Streaming has become one of the most popular activities, hobbies, and even professions on the internet. Without a microphone to stream with, you literally can’t do it, but even those who have something super cheap won’t come across as legitimate. That’s why we wanted to spend today writing a guide on some of our favorite microphones for streaming, and ensured we covered a bit of everything in regards to budget, types of microphones, shapes, sizes and personalities. But first let’s highlight some factors to keep in mind before you start shopping around.
Have you ever wondered how a microphone actually works? Understanding what goes into the construction of a microphone and what each component does can actually go a long way towards making sure that you are choosing the correct microphone. I’ve often struggled to wrap my head around how two microphones can have almost identical specifications yet differ in price by hundreds of dollars. It was not until I really understood what went into the construction of a microphone that this all made sense to me.
Finding your tone on a guitar amp takes a while. That is why people refer to great tone on a guitar as “dialed in.” It takes fine adjustments on the amp, your pedals, and your instrument over several sessions to finally find that perfect sound. Once you’ve found that sound and you’re ready to record, the last thing you’ll want is a microphone or mixing setup that doesn’t communicate that sound your amp is making clearly. This guide should help you make some smart decisions about which mic to use, where to place it, and how to recreate that sound you’ve “dialed in” to your amp.