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 … [Read more...]

MXL 2006 Microphone Review

Picks up everything! The microphone picks up absolutely every sound. The microphone’s casing is very sturdy. Shock mount helps to eliminate unwanted noise when moving the microphone around. The fact that the microphone picks up absolutely every sound can be a bad thing as well. The … [Read more...]

Audix I-5 Instrument Microphone

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 … [Read more...]

Sennheiser E815S

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 … [Read more...]

Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Microphone

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 … [Read more...]

Shure Beta 58A

Dynamic stage mic for vocals Like the Shure SM58, the Beta 58A is an awesome stage vocal mic. It has an advanced polar pickup pattern (supercardioid) and a slightly wider frequency response than the SM58. After five years, this mic has never let me down. Even after being thrown to the wolves … [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...]

AKG D112

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 … [Read more...]