Enough with the socks and gift cards! Give the singers in your life something that they will actually use all year;
a quality microphone to record their cover tunes, original tunes or their next album.
But how do you pick something great without having to do a bunch of research?
(and who has time for any of that this month?) It’s easy to spend too much on the wrong stuff when it comes to musical gear. But some things you just can’t cheap out on.
No worries. I’ve put together of the best microphones that I’ve used professionally
as an audio producer and vocalist and for fun projects like recording free demos for aspiring singers. And being one half professional audiophile and one half frugal mother of four, this list starts at cheap and goes to moderately priced.
Which Price Range is Best for the Singer on Your List?
The lower priced items will get you good quality for any singer who sings for fun (not for money). They’ll be able to get a great sounding
If the singers on your gift list are recording a demo or an album, the higher end products I’ve recommend will give them a professional level result without slapping down thousands of dollars. (No, you really don’t need a $5,000 mic. Someone would love to sell you one, but unless you make your living from singing and/or recording fulltime, it’s not time.)
Either way, the lower priced items will be a welcome addition to any singers gear bag, so if you’re like me (the half of me that strives so hard to actually stick to a budget) you can feel just as great if you have little to spend. (I use affiliate links for a quick way to get you to the goods where I almost always find the best price. I make a few cents if you do, which is greatly appreciated.)