The importance of good microphones for rappers
First of all, there is no such thing as “microphones for rappers“: this phrase only purpose is to clarify the niche we are talking about, even though a good microphone will work great for rappers and singers, with no differences at all.
Recording rap vocals may seem easy, but there are good and wrong ways to do it. We will further talk about some recording tips, but first of all, let’s take a look at some – low budget – gear.
3 microphones for rappers
Please avoid this Mic unless you wrote your first lyrics yesterday. I’ve actually started out with this condenser microphone more than eight years ago: a waste of money. I’m sure I changed it within a month. As I said before, stay away from these so called “professional” – which they are not! – microphones. Don’t trust anyone who tells you that this mic has a flat frequency response and ultra high sound resolution – it simply does not. I’m sorry.
The Blue USB mic is a great solution for those of you who are on a very tight budget and don’t expect professional results: it does it’s job even though, if you can, you should always aim to classic condenser mics, not USB ones: they are not as good and they should mostly be used for podcasting, not for recording tracks.
This microphone has very common direct controls for volume, pattern selection, mute and gain.
The Blue Yeti Pro seems to lack a little in Gain amount, and needs high input volumes to work at it’s best. This might cause more noise as well !
If your budget is less then $ 250, go for it. If you can afford better.. well, skip this and check the next microphone out, your rap vocals will thank you later.
We have a winner. This is a very good condenser microphone for rappers who are looking for great results without spending too much.This bad boy has ultra low noise circuitry compared to the other two mics above, a metal body – trust me, it’s heavy ! – and a very flat frequency response, which is a big plus. Also, the Rode NT1000 is great for recording acoustic guitars, small percussions, amps and much more.
All these are very cheap condenser microphones for home recording studios, but there are noticeable differences between the three, so make sure to wisely choose your next microphone for vocals. Read the reviews here.