JB's Microphone Gallery

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JB's Microphone Gallery
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2014-03-19 02:20:23
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  1. Neumann U-87
    • Large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • multi pattern condenser
    • *good on overheads, piano, vox

  2. Neumann U-89
    • Medium diaphragm (slightly smaller than 87)
    • side address
    • solid state
    • multi pattern condenser
    • *good on overheads, piano, vox

  3. Neumann U-47
    • Large diaphragm
    • side address
    • tube
    • multi pattern condenser
    • *good on vox, overhead, piano

  4. Neumann M-150
    • Hybrid diaphragm
    • side address
    • tube
    • omni condenser
    • *good for room sound

  5. AKG 414B-ULS
    • Large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • multi pattern condenser
    • *workhorse condenser mic, very versatile

  6. AKG C-12VR
    • Large diaphragm
    • side address
    • tube
    • multi pattern condenser
    • *capsule often copied; good on female vox

  7. AKG D12e and D-112
    • Large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • cardioid dynamic
    • *good on kick/bass

  8. B&K Microphone
    • Small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • omni condenser
    • *voicing rooms usually

  9. Røde NTG-2 Shotgun
    • small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • very narrow polar pattern condenser
    • *film dialogue, single echos

  10. Neumann KMS-105
    • small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • condenser (swap capsule for super, hyper, and normal cardioid)
    • *optimized for stage vocals

  11. Neumann KM-84
    • small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • condenser (can swap capsule for different polar patterns)
    • *acoustic guitar, hi hat, snare

  12. Shure SM-57
    • small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • cardioid dynamic
    • *can be used on anything, especially high SPL

  13. Shure SM-58
    • small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • cardioid dynamic
    • *has pop filter for stage vocal, same as SM-57

  14. Electro-Voice RE-20
    • large diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • cardioid dynamic 
    • *broadcast mic, kick, toms, bass cabinet, FM DJ sound

  15. Shure Beta 58
    • small diaphragm
    • front address
    • solid state
    • cardioid dynamic
    • *more refined than SM-58

  16. Sennheiser M-421/MD-441 (modern version)
    • large diaphragm
    • front address!!!
    • solid state
    • cardioid dynamic
    • *kick, toms

  17. RCA 44BX/77
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • bi directional ribbon
    • *original ribbon mic, good on many things, big brass

  18. Shure KSM-44A
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • multi pattern condenser

  19. Telefunken ELAM-251
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • tube 
    • multi pattern condenser

  20. Royer R-122SM
    • small diaphragm
    • side address
    • tube (has power supply, can do phantom power)
    • bi directional ribbon
    • *good on brass and guitar amps

  21. Blue Kiwi
    • large diaphragm (above body)
    • side address
    • solid state
    • multi pattern condenser

  22. MXL USB.009
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state 
    • USB condenser
    • *doesn't need mic pre, A/D conversion, best for podcast or radio

  23. AEA A840
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • bi directional ribbon
    • *good on low brass, vintage reissue

  24. Crown PZM
    • boundary mic (contacts what it's recording)
    • *common in hockey arenas

  25. Coles 4038
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state 
    • bi-directional ribbon
    • *good on horns

  26. Audio Technica AT5040
    • 4 diaphragms (large?) wired in series 
    • side address
    • solid state
    • cardioid condenser
    • *4 diaphragms give higher gain, phase correlation of off-axis stuff, all diaphragms are rectangular

  27. Shure S55
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • dynamic
    • *good on vocals

  28. Shure 520S "bullet"
    • large diaphragm
    • side address
    • solid state
    • dynamic
    • *go-to mic for harmonicas because it distorts nicely

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