Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
This has "latest youtube sensation" written all over it...
Lol, he's too old to be the next bieber. Maybe a bieber-Psy fusion?
Originally Posted by music_man
I think this is my territory lol. I was a recording engineer for 4 plus decades. it all depends if his rig has 48 volt phantom power. I suspect it should. if it does not the mic options are very limited.large condenser mics require a shockmount,stand and isolation. they must stay put when in use. if he wants to move around and or hold the mic then it is passive. honestly with the crummy source,question of power and moving I would suggest a shure sm58 for this task. for the compressor you really only need a dbx 266xs. that is plenty good without being too bad. if he wants to get into condenser mics and good compression he could spend $1,500 to, well a whole lot.
Thanks for the feedback, very helpful!
I just realized I had bought him a Shure PG58 a few years ago - is the difference pretty noticeable? (Since the PG58 is about half the price)
Also, may I ask for suggestions on a decent mixer? My dad was thinking about buying a cheap $50ish compressor at a local audio shop, and I told him it's not going to do much for him in terms of karaoke (solos and duets mostly) and he's better off saving money. Then he thinks he should buy a mixer instead...and I keep telling him it's almost pointless for just karaoke since it's really just 2 audio sources. Basically, the man wants to drastically improve his setup but doesn't particularly know how...but is just taking jabs at it -_-
His current setup:
- Some 1080p Jukebox (music-source)
- Vocopro DA-8909RV
- Radioshack 15-band Equalizer
- Vocopro VHF-3000 mics
- Shure PG58
- Vocopro VX-12 speakers
- some tweeters, bluray player, etc.
Edited by thinh4u2 - 1/3/14 at 5:20pm