Die besten Studio Mikrofone für Home Recording Studios unter 400€

The best studio microphones for home recording studios under €400

Discover the best studio microphones under €400 for vocal recordings! Our guide highlights high-quality options like Shure SM7B and Rode NT1-A. Get valuable tips to record your voice professionally and take your recordings to the next level.

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Would you like to immerse yourself in the world of sound recording, but you are unsure which microphone is right for you? Don't worry, we've done the research for you. Here are our top 5 microphones for home recording studios, vocals and rap that perfectly combine quality and affordable price.

Which microphone to record music and speech?

You can find the best microphones under €400 for voice recordings in the home recording studio, as well as for singing, rap and even podcasts in this blog post.

The Shure SM7B is a timeless classic, perfect for clear voice recordings and a variety of musical genres. The Aston Microphones Spirit impresses with switchable polar patterns for vocals and instruments. The Universal Audio SD-1 offers professional quality for a variety of genres, while the compact Aston Microphones Origin promises inexpensive yet detailed sound reproduction, particularly suitable for rap and other music styles.

All of these versatile microphones under €400 are the ideal choice for musicians, artists, aspiring music producers and audio engineers looking for the highest quality in their home recording studio.

1. Shure SM7B - The classic for rich vocals

Let's start with a true classic, the Shure SM7B . With its cardioid characteristic and an impressive transmission range of 50 Hz - 20 kHz, this heavyweight of 765g brings out every nuance of your voice crystal clear. Despite the higher price, its impressive performance is worth every penny and is extremely versatile when paired with a TritonAudio FetHead .

2. Aston Microphones Spirit - Versatile and precise

Next we have the Aston Microphones Spirit with its switchable polar pattern. With a frequency range of 20 Hz - 20 kHz and a weight of 780g, it is a solid choice for both vocals and instrumental recordings.

3. Universal Audio SD-1 - Perfect for professional recordings

If you're looking for a microphone that offers a wider sound pickup with its omnidirectional pattern, the Universal Audio SD-1 is the perfect choice. With a transmission range of 20 Hz - 20 kHz and a weight of 453g, it is a lightweight option that still delivers professional results.

4. Aston Microphones Origin - Compact and powerful

The Aston Microphones Origin is another highlight in this price range. With its cardioid pattern and a frequency range of 20 Hz - 20 kHz, it delivers clear and precise sound reproduction. It is an affordable option for ambitious beginners.

5. Rode NT1-A - sound fidelity for beginners

Last but not least, we have the Rode NT1-A , which ensures the fidelity of your recordings with its extensive transmission range of 20 Hz - 20 kHz and its cardioid polar pattern. With a weight of 326g and an unbeatable price, it is the ideal choice for beginners and beginners in music production.

What you should pay attention to when buying a microphone

DAWs (Digital Workstations) and Audio Plugins

A user-friendly DAW enables a smooth entry into the world of music production, while compatibility with desired plugins and virtual instruments as well as budget are also crucial factors. When choosing a microphone, also take into account accessories, software and other studio equipment.

Phantom power (+48V) and audio interfaces

Phantom power is a power supply method for certain microphones, particularly condenser microphones. They require additional energy to operate their sensitive electronic components. When choosing a microphone, it is important to check whether it requires phantom power (+48V). Ensuring that the audio interface you are using supports this feature is essential to ensure optimal microphone performance.

Studio equipment for recordings - accessories and cables

For voice recordings, you not only need a microphone and an audio interface, but also suitable equipment such as high-quality connection cables and other studio accessories. A pop filter filters out annoying noises and is essential for high-quality vocal recordings.

Monitoring with closed headphones

Closed headphones are crucial for clear voice recordings in the studio. They minimize sound leakage and enable precise monitoring during recording. Our recommendation: The beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro headphones. Their closed design ensures effective isolation and an impressive listening experience, as well as long-term wearing comfort, making them ideal for voice recordings and high-quality studio work.

For professional vocal recordings we also recommend:

  • Pay attention to the room sound and use sound insulation if necessary.
  • Experiment with microphone placements to get the best sound.
  • Be sure to use a high-quality pop filter to minimize unwanted breathing noises.
  • Prepare your project files well, use folders and useful naming.
  • Mix your voice recordings after recording or use your own presets and plugin chains.

Choosing the right microphone is crucial to the quality of your recordings. Invest in a microphone that fits your budget and experience correspond and experiment with different recording techniques to get the best out of your voice.

Cost-effective room acoustics improvements

An inexpensive way to improve room acoustics is to use carpets, curtains, and pillows to reduce reflections. Even simple measures can significantly improve the sound quality of your recordings without much financial outlay.

Frequently asked questions about vocal microphones for studios

Which microphone is best for recording vocals?

The Shure SM7B is an excellent choice for rich vocal recordings due to its cardioid pattern and wide frequency range.

Are more expensive microphones always better in sound quality?

Not necessarily. Price is not always an indicator of quality. Sound quality depends on many factors, including the type of recording and the individual sound you want to achieve.

Do I need additional accessories for my microphone?

A high-quality pop filter and, if necessary, a microphone stand are recommended to minimize unwanted background noise and ensure a stable recording.

How important is polar pattern when choosing a microphone?

The polar pattern is crucial because it indicates from which direction the microphone picks up the sound. It significantly influences the clarity and character of your recordings.

How can I minimize unwanted background noise while recording?

Proper room acoustics and the use of soundproofing can help reduce unwanted background noise. A good start is to set up an acoustically optimized recording room and use high-quality insulation materials.

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The delivery time at Thomann varies depending on the location and product. As a rule, however, you can expect fast and reliable delivery.

Is there a guarantee on the products?

Yes, Thomann offers generous guarantees on all products. You can find details on the official Thomann website .

Can I also return products?

Absolutely! Thomann offers a 30-day right of return. You can find information about this in the return policy on the website.

Our experiences with Thomann

Our own experiences with Thomann are consistently positive - as passionate music lovers, we benefit from the variety of high-quality products that Thomann offers. Safe, fast delivery and competent customer service help us value Thomann as a reliable partner. When it comes to returns, our expectations are always met and we can say from our own experience that Thomann not only offers high-quality products and good prices, but also first-class service.

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