Recording Microphone Reviews: Read about the best microphones for your studio.
Lot of artists, musicians and home recording enthusiasts want to know what type of microphone is best for recording purposes. While there’s no single mic that will meet all your recording needs, there are some smart choices out there for recording instruments and vocals.
Dynamic microphones are the most effective when recording relatively loud sound sources that do not contain a lot of very high-frequency details. So that includes most live sound situations, and in studios where you wish to record instruments such as drums, electric guitars, and basses. These are relatively inexpensive, durable, and don’t need a separate power supply or battery to operate them.
Condenser mics (aka Capacitors) are comparatively more expensive, are more sensitive, and capture high-frequency details more accurately. These mics usually produce a small electrical signal, which needs to be amplified further before they can be used. Capacitors are mostly used in recording studios (where there is less noise), as opposed to live concerts.
Nady MPF-6 Microphone Pop Filter
Nady MPF-6 is a pop filter for vocal microphones, comes with boom and microphone stand clamp, the the Swivel mount makes it easy to position as per your requirements.
MS7701 Tripod Boom Microphone Stand
Euro-Style boom with separate clutches for length and angle of boom, comes with clip-on cable holder. Allows user to make one-handed adjustments of boom angle while performing. Height can be adjusted from 36 to 63 inches.
Foam Ball-Type Mic Windscreen
Get the best vocal recordings, as this protects your mics against wind interference and singers’ spit. These colorful foam windscreens fit most mics and are designed for normal sized handheld mics. Not designed for use with headset microphones.
Mic Cable Patch Cords – XLR Male to XLR Female
GLS Audio 25 feet Mic Cable Patch Cords – XLR Male to XLR Female Black Microphone Cable. Heavy Duty Flexible Rubber Jacket, True Balanced Lo-Z Shielded Cable, High Grade 21g Dual Copper Conductors & Shield, Tri-GripTM & Rubber Booty Strain Relief, High Quality Noise Free Performance.
Behringer XM8500 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
Dynamic vocal microphone with smooth mid-frequency presence rise for excellent voice projection, Ultra-wide frequency response for a brilliant and transparent sound, Extremely high signal output lets your voice cut through, Cardioid characteristic minimizes background noise and feedback, Shock mount system to cut down handling noise.
Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
Contoured frequency response is clean, instrumental reproduction and rich vocal pickup, Professional-quality reproduction for drum, precussion, and instrument amplifier miking, Uniform cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main source while reducing background noise, Extremely durable under heaviest use, frequency response 40 to 15,000 Hz.
Dynamic Karaoke Microphone with 10-foot Cord
Singing Machine SMM-205 Dynamic Karaoke Microphone with 10-foot Cord. Uni-directional Dynamic Microphone, Wide Frequency Response & High Sensitivity, Karaoke Accessory, No Batteries required.
Spider Mount for Condenser Mics
Spider Mount for Samson’s C01 condenser mic, Spider shockmount, Isolates mic from physical vibration, floor, and stand noise, The art of high technology is best served by making excellence more accessible to everyone, Also available for Samson’s C03, CL7, CL8 and C01U condenser mics.
On Stage MY250 Shure Type Microphone Clip, Break-resistant, Swivel adapter, Soft cradle.
If you’re looking for the cheapest mic, then you would need a USB mic. These don’t cost much, but then don’t expect the best audio quality, however it can help you quickly get started. You’ll need some kind of interface to connect the mic to your computer.
The best value-for-money (if money is tight) are the SM58 & the SM57. Both have similar electronics (with some minor frequency differences), the SM58 being better for vocals, it also has a built-in pop filter under the grill (something that the 57 doesn’t have). These are solidly build, are good quality and will hold their value. Later on, if you decide to buy a more expensive mic, you can sell these (and the saved money) to fund your more expensive mic. The SM-58 only costs around a hundred bucks and is also used by many pros, including some of the biggest artists in the world.
There are some artists who also use a Tube microphone to make their recordings sound a bit different. However, that is more about experimenting and you could also do that provided you have the required experience and the budget.