Today, we are going to talk about the 6 microphones that you need to know about! Some of these we have talked about before, but we have some new ones too.
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We also have the multitracks for each of these mics so that you can hear exactly how they sound for yourself! Click here to download the multitracks!
This mic is s a small-diaphragm FET condenser mic that comes as a pair, with a cardioid and an omnidirectional capsule. It is also fitted with a lowpass filter. These features give you tons of flexibility in both studio and live sound situations.
The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio and on live stages. These mics are also legendary on electric guitars! This has become my personal favorite ribbon mic of all time!
This mic is able to capture all the low end, midrange warmth and punch that guitarists and engineers have come to expect from any Royer mic. If you want more bite in the highs, but don’t want to multi-mic, the R-10 takes EQ beautifully and we suggest experimenting with your favorite EQ unit or plugin.
This mic is a large diaphragm, phantom-powered, solid-state condesner microphone with a fixed cardoid pattern. The Mojave 201-fet gives warm, full-bodied reproduction of vocals and instruments without the high frequency distortion artifacts that tend to occur with modern condenser micorphones. I used this to record my own vocal, and I absolutely loved the way it sounded! I was very impressed with the way this mic sounds!
Handcrafted in Russia, the Soyuz 013 FET small-diaphragm condenser microphone combines audio precision and transformer color to deliver impressive musicality and versatility. This is a gorgeous microphone that is reminiscent of the beautiful KM series of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. I have a KM53 that I love, and this is the closest mic to that which I own. We did a full demo of this on an acoustic guitar and piano, and they sound amazing!
Earthworks has precision engineered this handheld condenser micorphone to offer a fresh approach to micing live vocals. This is a mic that we have not used before, but it is a great one! This is primarily a live condenser microphone, and captures natural, open, rich-sounding vocals with minimal proximity effect. Earthworks creates some truly beautiful looking and sounding microphones, and this is one of them!
The AEA KU5A is a front address ribbon microphone that is based on the very famous RCA BK5 microphone. The KU5A is a favorite of many producers and engineers in Nashville for recording electric guitars. It breaks new ground in ribbon microphone technology with its supercardioid polar pattern that rejects off-axis sound from room reflections, other instruments, and loud stage ambience in live situations. This mic is a great choice for everyday use in the studio and on the road!
Don’t forget that you can download the multitracks to hear eaxctly how these mics sound! Click here to download the multitracks!
Watch the full video below to see all of these fantastic mics in action!