Tutorial: Picking Out Your Microphone Cabinet
IntroductionHere is a tutorial for beginners to give you an idea of what a well rounded microphone cabinet should consist of...
use one or the other. In general, dynamic microphones are best for drums, electric guitar, some vocals, and other applications with a louder signal, while condenser microphones are best for acoustic instruments, vocals, and anything where you're looking for a good amount of detail more than anything else. However, all microphones are different and each individual microphone will have it's own strengths and weaknesses in terms of what it can do and what it can't. Pick up patters, frequency responses, and other features will all help to determine what a microphone is best at. The third main type of microphones are ribbon microphones, which are the most fragile of the bunch in general. I find that with ribbon microphones more than dynamic and condenser mics, it will vary from mic to mic what it is best for. For more detailed information on types of mics, check out my other tutorial entitled "Microphone Types & Suggested Uses."