A dynamic mic for recording vocals in a studio? I know we generally think of studio recording as a job for condenser mics, but dynamic ones aren't as rare in the studio as you might think. Of course, you don't want to use just any old microphone. You want a dynamic microphone like the Shure SM7B. What makes this mic so good for recording vocals? And is it a better … [Read more...] about Shure SM7B Review (Can A Dynamic Mic Really Excel For Studio Vocals?)
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The Audio-Technica AT2035 occupies an important position in the market. It is one of the few good microphones to bridge that gap between cheap and expensive. For studio or home recording, you generally want a condenser microphone. But deciding which one to get is far from easy. After doing a bit of research, it starts to seem like you have to choose between incredibly … [Read more...] about Audio-Technica AT2035 Review (Does This Budget Microphone Deliver?)
The Rode NT1-A is extremely popular. A large reason for that is the low price. It is rare to find a condenser microphone selling in this price range. Naturally, this microphone can't compete with much more expensive professional level models. But where exactly does it fall behind? What do you lose by saving money on this mic instead of spending more on a higher-quality … [Read more...] about Rode NT1-A Review (Great Budget Microphone For Home Recording)
Some mics are perfect for vocals. But they don't do a good job with instruments. Others are great for a specific type of instruments. But they don't capture other instruments well. And let's not even talk about their ability to capture vocals. If you're in a band that performs a lot, this is not much of a problem. You're going to need a bunch of mics regardless, so … [Read more...] about AKG C414 XLII Review (Great All-Around Microphone)
If you've seen a lot of live shows, chances are you've seen the Sennheiser e945 microphone in action plenty of times. It is a favorite among professional musicians and has developed a reputation as being tough and durable; as a mic that can withstand even the roughest touring schedule and that can survive the drops and bumps that come with a live performance. Is that … [Read more...] about Sennheiser e945 Review (Is This Dynamic Microphone Worth The Cost?)