Best Microphones for Beatboxing

by Johnson Bernard about a year ago in product review

So you're not the best singer in the group and you sure as hell aren't picking up the drums any time soon, so why not give any of the best microphones for beatboxing a try?

Best Microphones for Beatboxing

I don't know, maybe you're huge into singing karaoke, or simply want to make the best out of your own beatboxing creations, but the necessary equipment is always a must before you even begin to put words down on paper (if there is that sort of thing in beatboxing). There is, of course, the necessity of a dynamic microphone, which is not something you can just find lying on the side of the street. What is a dynamic microphone? If you're asking this question, it's no wonder you've found yourself on the list of the most necessary microphones for beatboxing.

Like beatboxing itself, practicing and maintaining a good rhythm in tune with the right sound is a must when deciding how to proceed into the microphone market. You can't just go willy-nilly into buying a necessary piece of equipment, especially if you're as dedicated as you think you are, which probably isn't as much as you should be (just being honest). Dedication, hard work, and the perfection of your own style are all must-have necessities in the revolution of your beatboxing.

Masters of the beat rejoice, for this D5 Vocal Dynamic Microphone is your ticket to beatboxing perfection, as it is one of the best beatboxing microphones on the market. The D5 comes stock with some awesome features and components, like the AKG patented laminated varimotion diaphragm.

AKG is a well-known top seller of the most world class pieces of mics available in the industry. The D5 is also wireless and is highly durable, withstanding practically anything you drop it on. These come backed for the most powerful before-feedback performances for the best quality sound in vocals.

For podcasters and video recorders alike, Rode's compact and fully portable VMP shotgun microphone makes for one of the most travel-friendly of all best microphones for beatboxing.

While they may not have the best quality and sound for everyday use, Rode is one of the best brands to make portable mics, and their compact pro shotgun is one of their best among them. Plus, it comes with a variety of different attachments and other enhancements that make it that much more versatile.

So, you want to sing karaoke? Even if you didn't, Sennheiser's E835 is still among the best microphones for beatboxing and among the most fundamental instruments for karaoke. The under-the surface technology hidden within this beautiful mic speaks for itself (that is, once you let loose those vocal chords inside).

Thing is with the Sennheiser, it's so highly advanced and more or less brand new that it might take a while to get the hang of it before you can actually begin ripping the audio out of the wall. This one of a kind mic also features a cardioid pick-up pattern that rejects feedback and allows for the most conducive of ambient noises.

Not only is it among the best microphones for beatboxing, but Shure alone is a must have in terms of the best budget recording microphones. They make some of the most top dollar pieces for both in-home studios and dynamic, vocal microphones.

As is the case with the SM58 shown above. It's works like a charm with one of the most sophisticated pieces of technology behind it, like the pneumatic shock-mount system, which minimizes background noise, or the cardioid pattern that allows for high grain feedback.

Though it's a little more expensive than the regular 58, it's no surprise to find Shure return with one of another best microphones for beatboxing. The BETA version comes featured with its own bag, in addition to a host of awesome components that make the mic that much better.

Besides having an upgraded level of frequency response, brightened midrange and upgraded bass roll, the BETA 58 also comes with a high grain cardioid pattern, plus a rejecting axis sound component making all your beatboxing woes a thing of the past.

This is one of the coolest looking beatboxing microphones, for it adds a level of red to the mix, giving your mic a somewhat personalized feel to it, especially if you spit fire like you may believe you do (the mic never lies).

The FireBall by Audix features a moving coil transducer, which allows for low mass response. You won't find anything looking as sleek as this anywhere else on the market, plus it's among the best microphones for beatboxing.

Another well-known name in the business of microphones, Behringer is no sucker when it comes to revolutionizing mic technology, as is the case with their Ultraoice XM8500 Dynamic Microphone. This bad boy is literally one of the best microphones for beatboxing, since that's practically what the damn thing was made for.

With a frequency response of 50Hz to 15kHZ, a gold-plated XLR connector, and a smooth mid-frequency presence for the most sophisticated in voice projection features, it's obviously no question that Behringer has made another top notch microphone, this time for the proliferation of beatboxing.

Aside from the fact that it's among the sleekest-looking gold plated of all among the best microphones for beatboxing, MXL's 990 Condenser is by far one of the most durable and sells for only $120. It still sounds like a lot, but for all the features you're also receiving, it's practically a steal.

It's designed with the likeness of vintage in mind, then given a completely modified interior with complete gold-sputtered diaphragm and a 130 decibel response. The 990 also comes with SPL sensitivity, which means background noises stay in the background.

When it comes to being the best beatboxer, you need to have a little more up your sleeve than just a typical dynamic mic that's (if anything) out dated and seriously lacking in any kind of superior components.

That's why the ATR-1100 by Audio-Technica is among the best microphones for beatboxing. Unlike most of the others on this list, this mic works in all versatile settings, since it's playable on both input jacks for amplifiers, mixers, and even iPhones. On top of this, it's also unidirectional and has a polar pattern for the utmost return frequencies and zero distortion whatsoever.

TC Helicon may not be the household name beatboxers need in conjuring up the best microphones for beatboxing itself, but it's a start (meaning it's perfect for first timers and beginners). Beatboxing can actually be simplified by way of using the Mp-76's feedback rejection and 4-user control interface.

To end, let's keep this niche form of music as proliferated as possible in our modern world as certain types of music sadly begin to die away. Beatboxing is just another form of MCing when you think about it, and with such mics as the MP-76, it's made even easier and that much more enjoyable.

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Johnson Bernard

Father of four, married for twenty years, and yet I still have the energy to type this up at 1 am as little Timmy begins to wail from upstairs. I'm a fixer-upper and a family man.

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