I have been doing some home recording, mostly electric guitar, and am never satisfied the recorded sound quality. To give you an idea of how I record, it is basically this:
guitar amp-->Shure SM57--->mixer--->M-Audio Audiophile 192 sound card (I think that's right)--->Ableton Live 7
It just seems the sound I hear from the amp isn't the same sound I hear when I play it back. I am also not naïve to the fact there are a lot of variables to recording. However, I was wondering if I should change microphones. I know that a lot of people stand by the Shure SM57 for recording, but is there a better option? I can’t spend a lot of money, but would a condenser mic be better? This leads me to my thread question. Which is better, a low-cost condenser microphone or an industry-standard dynamic mic?
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