Bahá’í Blogging Challenge Day One and More Microphone Stuff

This month I am participating in a Bahá’í blogging challenge where I will try and post something everyday on my blog of a more spiritual nature.

I know that might not appeal to everyone, so it’s cool if you don’t read the spiritual aspect of this months blog.

So I thought I would start the challenge by sharing a prayer that I use each morning to help start my day.

“I have wakened in Thy shelter, O my God, and it becometh him that seeketh that shelter to abide within the Sanctuary of Thy protection and the Stronghold of Thy defense.  Illumine my inner being, O my Lord, with the splendors of the Dayspring of Thy Revelation, even as thou didst illumine my outer being with the morning light of Thy favor.”

A Cat Amongst The Microphones

My second hand Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 arrived, and I have to say it’s a brilliant microphone, very sturdy, well built and a lovely tone to it, I ordered a XLR to 3.5mm jack cable at the same time and I am hoping that arrives tomorrow so I can use it at Blood and Glory to record stuff for the Podcast.

But I have seen something else which puts into question the plans, I have discovered the Behringer Ultravoice 1800S, which is a microphone that is less solidly built than the XM8500, it’s got a less warm tone to it, but it’s £35 and comes in a three pack, which would cut the costs by £25.

After speaking to a few people and comparing some voice samples, I think this is what I am going to do, the microphones are only going to be used on rare occasions, so they don’t need to be as solid as the XM8500 or as sensitive as my MXL 990s and this pack of three will fit the bill quite nicely I think.