Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Gear Talk Tips on buying my first proper microphone Reply To: Tips on buying my first proper microphone

Magnus Emilsson

    Hey Jan-Vidar.

    That's enough of budget to give you rather nice options. In that price range I have used and liked these two:

    Lewitt LCT 640 TS
    Very detailed, stereo microphone that, when used as a mono mic, has variable polar pattern. Sounds very nice, Warren has a video or two about this mic. It's neutral but takes eq and compression very well. Discounts available here

    Mojave MA-201Fet
    Slightly more "character" in the high end and a very nice character at that. Sounds great on most male voices and acoustic guitar. Can take loud levels as well. Less versatile than the Lewitt due to fixed cardioid pattern.