Rode NT2

Relatively Inexpensive condenser with switchable polar patterns. The Rode NT2 is not terribly expensive and can be used with either a cardioid or an omni pattern. It sounds surprisingly good on guitar cabinets and has a pretty low noise level in addition to a handy switchable filter built in. … [Read more...]

Shure SM7B

Versatile microphone perfect for many recording situations. The super clear recording capability that you get with this mic is fantastic. You can use this microphone for so many things, like recording speaking and singing voices in the broadcasting studio or even for podcasting. This makes this mic … [Read more...]

Shure SM57

This instrument/vocal mic has proven itself to be a reliable workhorse both onstage and in the studio. The Shure SM57 is a versatile mic that’s very popular. Its dynamic build makes it durable enough to stand up to road travel night after night, and it also does a great job in the … [Read more...]


Large diaphragm tube condenser for about $200 The MXL9000 is a very affordable large diaphragm condenser microphone with a nice smooth sound to it. It is an excellent project studio mic for vocals. Although it has a very silky, clear sound, it comes off a bit thin - lacking warmth on the lower … [Read more...]

Blue Bluebird

Bluebird large diaphragm condenser microphone Stunning design and build quality. Low self noise level. Stellar vocal and instrumental reproductions. Wide dynamic range. No bass roll off feature. Included pop filter is inadequate. Shock mount looses tension rather quickly due to … [Read more...]

Audio Technica AT822

Stereo mic that can be used in just about any situation I like the versatility of this mic but the best part is how light it is, which makes portability easy. I also really like the clean sound of the Audio Technica AT822; it makes a big difference. This is especially important when you’re … [Read more...]

Audio-Technica AT4047

The Audio-Technica AT4047 provides professional, smooth and polished sound The sound is incredible from the Audio-Technica AT4047 microphone. It’s smooth, warm, rich and full. If you record with this mic, it really sounds like you’re listening to a professionally produced album. I … [Read more...]