Best budget microphone to record foley



As a starting sound designer I want to record my own foley. But for that I need a good microphoone to record foley. I don't have a big budget for expensive microphone, so I am looking for a microhone for foley for a nice price.

Any suggestions?


Posted 2010-03-24T13:31:44.420

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+1 on the NT1a. It's my go-to for delicate, quiet sounds unless the character better fits my MKH-50; comparing those price points between the two mics, I'd say the Røde represents a rather screaming value. Heck, some take a pair out into the field for ultra-low-noise stereo ambiences!


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Røde NT1-A?

(5dBA self noise so it will challenge your room and preamps.)


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For really low budget, I have been happy with the MXL microphones like the 770 (around $100) or the v87 (around $200). Both will stand you in good stead as long as you are not planning on doing any super quiet recording. I strongly recommend that you invest in a shockmount whichever microphone you buy, and windscreens if you intend on doing any field recording.


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I would suggest the Rode NT1A, I believe that it still comes with a shock mount. It has a low noise floor and a fairly flat frequency response.


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What's a nice price for you?

I've compared a rode ntg3 to my neumann kmr81 and didn't feel the neumann was much better, if at all, which is awesome for a 700us$/475€ It's good for field recording as well.

Filipe Chagas

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