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    forestofmusic
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    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good microphone for recording acoustic violin? I need to upgrade from a cellphone mic, and I’m not sure what types are better than others.

    Thanks!

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    Space
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    There are lots of good microphones for recording acoustic violin! What’s your budget look like? I imagine you’re looking for something 100-200$ range that is easy to set up and record into the computer?

    My next question is if you have a good recording area; You won’t want your recording sounding like you were playing the violin in the shower, after all! (An exaggeration, but you get the idea).

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    versatileer
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    This is very informative to know these facts. I appreciate the integrity of which microphones are best to select for recording or miking the violin.

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    forestofmusic
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    Thanks for the advice! My budget is in that area, and I have a room that would cushion the sound, I might put up some acoustic panels as well. I have an audio interface that takes an XLR input, I’m just not sure what microphone to get, either XLR or USB.

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    Space
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    If you have an interface that takes XLR, then it’s best to avoid getting USB mic.
    Do you have a microphone stand already?
    My last question is if you have any sort of audio/music shop in your city? Guitar Center, for example. Many places will let you try out and test different microphones before you buy them.

    A simple cardiod, condenser type microphone may be the best place to start looking.
    Here’s one that I’ve seen recommended a fair amount: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NT5Sing

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