Now that I have a 6600 and can use balanced input, I've been considering changing out to an appropriate mic.
First thing is - does this really make a big difference? I'm not doing AM.
Second thing, is anyone using a Shure SM-58?
The Shure SM-58 is a great mic, but be aware that it has a significant amount of proximity bass, i.e. when you get up close the amount of bass in your audio increases noticeably. If you use it, be sure to stay at a consistent distance of your audio characteristics will be inconsistent.
I am using a Heil PR22UT. It is much more consistent and has a slight rise above 1KHz. good mic for about the same money.
But there are a number of really good mics you can use for under $100. Sennheiser has a good one for about $40. or look at Sweetwater.com for a good selection. You don't need to spend a fortune to have good audio. Much of the "magic" is in the adjustment of your audio profile, especially the TX EQ settings.
Watch my audio adjustment tutorials on youtube.com/nm9p for some examples.
Ken - NM9P
A microphone is something right in your face so I wanted a nice looking one on a boom, went with the Heil PR-40 which is great looking and sounds wonderful and yes, an overkill. Ken's suggestion, PR-22 is much cheaper and will do a fantastic job.
Ken's tutorials are excellent!
Also, while doing some searches looking for mic info, I stumbled on this interview with Bob Heil. While I was familiar with the name, I really had little idea of his background working with rock n’ roll greats like Jeff Beck and Joe Walsh. Yup, I’m getting up there too now! (-:
Anyway, some of you might find it interesting:
There is no Bandwidth limitations on TX audio,
I's suggest you educate yourself look at the FCC documents particually
-WTB Order (DA 04-3661)
He asked a question I gave him my results, I did not insult or bash his equipment.
This forum is filled with crappy and incorrect comments like yours.
But I do want it to look good as well as sound good. The PR-77 looks pretty good as well.