Audio-Technica AT2020

The Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is an ideal mic for project and home studio applications. It boasts a cardioid pattern, has specs similar to better quality mics, and it’s affordable. The Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone is a low-priced mic suited … [Read more...]

Sennheiser E604

Small dynamic mics fitted with drum clips E604s are small, convenient, have nice pickup for close miking, and clip right onto the drum rim. They’re also sold individually or in packs of three. The clip can become a menace. It’s curved and adjustable, but usually throws the mic a … [Read more...]

Audix D4

Small dynamic mic for low frequency applications The Good This mic kicks and snaps! With a little EQ, it could restart a heart on the right system. Also, it’s affordable and pretty discreet. Sometimes it picks up too much of the bottom end and requires a gate to compensate for the low … [Read more...]

Groove Tubes GT50

Solid-state circuitry for tube mic emulation Clean, sensitive, and great design. Works particularly well with a tube preamp. As with any mic, you might need to work out some kinks with a little EQ in production. Also, placement of this mic can cause the frequency response to be … [Read more...]

Samson CO1U

An affordable mic that won’t create hassle. This is a USB Microphone A very sturdy aluminum USB microphone that provides good sound for the money. Though its suggested retail price is over $200, we’ve found that many retailers sell this microphone for as low as $75. Additionally, … [Read more...]

Shure KSM109

Condenser microphone for the studio. The KSM is everything you’d expect a condenser to be: small, tight pickup pattern, smooth response, and pretty sensitive. Works better on some instruments than others. I wouldn’t suggest this mic for anything that requires warmth, a really … [Read more...]

Oktava MK012

Small diaphragm condensers with multiple capsules This little condenser microphone produces a lovely bright sound and comes with three separate capsules that screw on and off to alter the polar pattern. They are somewhat delicate and any roughhousing they undergo may cause damage to the … [Read more...]


Compact and small camcorder microphone. I really like the small size of this camcorder microphone. It’s ultra convenient and can fit into the smallest camera bag easily. The sound is amazing, too. It’s clear and its directionality makes it stellar. You can record group or individual … [Read more...]

Shure PGDMK4 Drum Kit

Simple and rugged four piece drum mic kit. You may also be interested in checking out the Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package This kit includes a nice little set of drum mics that are especially good for live sound due to their clever mounts that attach directly to the drums. The PG 53 … [Read more...]

Shure PG 6-Piece

Shure PG 6-Piece Drum Microphone Package.  Quality sound and easy to use mic kit for drums. You may also be interested in checking out the Shure PG 4-Piece Drum Microphone Package I like how this is an all around good quality drum mic kit and that it’s not overly expensive. The way … [Read more...]