Now that I have had my first recordings appear on pianosociety, I'm starting
to think more seriously about my recording set-up. There were some complaints
about the tonal quality of my recordings, so I'm trying to determine how I
can improve. From the research I've done so far, it appears my biggest
mistake was in using a dynamic microphone rather than a condensing one.
I have been and will continue using Garageband on Mac. Since I'm not
sure how much more recording I will do, I'd like to keep the expenses
moderate at this point.
Do you agree that condensing mics produce better results? If I do get
a condensing mic, I'm thinking of something like the Shure SM81. Does
anyone have any experience with this mic?
Also, if I do convert to a condensing mic, I'll have to get a different mic/USB
interface. The one I used was this one:http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-US44010-I ... B00061ZM2Y
which does not support phantom power. I'm thinking of upgrading to this:http://www.amazon.com/Avid-9900-65143-1 ... B005CTJMF8
Any comments, observations, suggestions, proposals, theories, opinions,
arguments, theses, etc. are appreciated.