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What would be a good all round mic for home recording? I'm talking acoustic, voice, amp, pots and pans, toilet flushing...you know...the basics?
The SM57 is a great place to start. You can get usable sounds from just about any source with it. A dynamic mic is also very forgiving of an untreated or poorly treated space, so if you're working in an untreated spare bedroom, you'll likely get better results with a $100 SM57 than a $1000 large-diaphragm condenser (LDC) and definitely better than a $100-200 Chinese-made LDC.
 

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There's no way they recorded like say, voodoo chile with an sm57, it's a cool mic, but there's some things it just can't do. (watch a 57 is exacly what they used lol)
I think Eddie Kramer really liked the Beyer M160 on guitar cabs (and overheads), so that would be my guess, but that could probably be confirmed in a few minutes with Google.
 
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