Soup Can Mic
Soup Can Mic
Soup Can Mic
Soup Can Mic

Soup Can Mic

Regular price
£15.00
Sale price
£15.00
Tax included.

An old time sounding microphone fashioned from a tin can with a 1/4" jack connection.

Just plug in and sing away

Shure it isn't as dynamic as a SM58 but it's a lot of fun to use

and ideal if you like the DIY aspect of music and creating new tones from an old bean container

Ideal for harmonica players, singers and studio whizz kids who love experimenting. Mic up a Marshall stack or a gnat with this mic.

10cm tall or 4" in old money

Comes with a hand screen printed bag for storage and suchlike

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From Stourbridge Studios...

"To be totally honest, I bought this on a whim/novelty some point in 2017 for a project someone wanted to record harmonica. The project never happened in the end so it ended in a drawer.

Fast forward to 2018 I had a stoner metal band coming in that I knew I'd need to catch some really gritty sounds for (they also like their ambience tracks too) so I thought “why not?” and hung it off a joist above the kit. The lo-fi room sound of the kit was ace! So good in fact it became a feature of the track in the intro and middle section. It didn't stop there either, I placed it on guitar next to a SM57 and NT1. It beat both for the choice on the solo and is the main mic there with the SM57 just being blended underneath to round the overall sound out.

I've since used it multiple projects and it's become a goto mic for needs of inspiration or grit in a track. I've heard people talk of feedback issues using mics like this before; I've never had any feedback issues to be honest but it does require a lot of careful placement and gain to get a usable signal. I don't think this is really that different from using a Green Bullet or older ribbon mic, plus you can close mic this easier than a bullet (and you can kiss that ribbon bye bye if you do that!).

It certainly has its specific applications where it shines so don't expect it to do everything, but if you want a lo-fi sound or need some grit added to a sound this is definitely your choice and wouldn't go far wrong."

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GETTING FEEDBACK?

These mic's are very sensitive, so when feedback occurs, simply put your finger in the middle of the sticker on the base of the can to mute the feedback.

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