Audio Technica Atm25 Review

Audio Technica ATM25 Review

Great sound quality for close-up vocals The microphone has the ability to handle very high SPL while it operates at close range. The rugged construction with multi-level grille makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. It is not suited for live performance if there is no sound amplification.  … [Read more...]

Samson R21 Microphone Review

6. Samson R21 Microphone Review

A triple-pack to fulfill your concurrent recording needs Since you get 3 microphones, you can record multiple instruments at the same time. Price is very low when compared to contemporary models. The microphones provide good sound capture. The mics are a bit too sensitive and will pick up too … [Read more...]

Shure PG58 Microphone Review

5. Shure PG58 Microphone Review

Great recording quality at an affordable price Since you get 3 microphones, you can record multiple instruments at the same time. Price is very low when compared to contemporary models. The microphones provide good sound capture. The mics are a bit too sensitive and will pick up too much noise. The … [Read more...]

AKG C1000

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Studio quality condenser at a fraction of the price Approximating the quality of its pricier counterparts, AKG’s C 1000 S can withstand very high sound pressure levels, which makes them great for live sound and project studios. The AKG  C 1000 S might be a little pricey for a novice … [Read more...]

Audix I-5 Instrument Microphone

Audix I-5

Affordable dynamic, cardioid instrument microphone This is a great price for a great microphone. It is being compared to Shure’s SM57 as a great microphone for snare drums and guitar cabinets. The I-5 has a very pronounced proximity effect meaning that there is a notable bass boost when … [Read more...]

Sennheiser E815S

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Dynamic mic for rehearsal, stage and backup gear The e815S is inexpensive considering its sound quality, durability and reliability. They are sold alone or in a three pack. Perhaps their most remarkable quality is their instrument miking diversity. Vocals, horns, woodwinds, percussion and more all … [Read more...]

Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Microphone

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Dynamic mic for stage vocals or guitar amps E835 has clean sound, great construction, is reliable, discreet and affordable. After about four years of being yelled into, the grills on both my e835s are beginning to show rust. For the same price as an SM58 ($99), the e835 pulls ahead with … [Read more...]

Audix D4

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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 frequency … [Read more...]

Shure SM58

Shure SM58

Referred to by some as the world’s most popular vocal mic, the SM58 is built for performance and durability. The Shure SM58 is legendary for its ability to withstand both onstage and road abuse, while maintaining superb performance. It has stood up to the test of time not only onstage, but is … [Read more...]

AKG D112

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The AKG D112 is universally accepted as a “kick drum microphone.” It is a common favorite for this job. It also performs very well on other bass instruments including trombones and bass cabinets. Because of the way the AKG D112 is designed, it doesn’t handle high frequencies very … [Read more...]