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Shure KSM 32 Condenser MicrophonePublished on 06/29/01 at 15:00
First of all, the mic comes packaged in a beautiful velveteen pouch and is tucked away in a sturdy metal flight case (along with an elastic shock mount which is also included). I tried it first on vocals (male and female both) and I was stunned with the accuracy and clarity of this microphone. The recorded voices seemed to take on an airy, crisp quality. The mic more than adequately captured the low end of my own voice and, based on some quick tests I did, it would seem to be an excellent mic for voice-over or narration type work as well. On acoustic guitars I was also pleasantly surprised at the trueness with which the KSM 32 captured the subtle nuances of my instrument. I tried several mic placements that I typically use, and it was clear to me that this would be my first choice for recording acoustic guitar. The mic also does a good job on percusssion instruments (tambourine, maracas) and I even tried it on a cello and it sounded great- deep, rich bass tones and an overall clear, well balanced sound. As I mentioned, this mic comes with a shock mount which I found to be easier to use than anything else I have ever tried and does a great job of eliminating unwanted noise when you accidentally bump the mic stand or stomp too loud on the floor. All in all, I don't believe there is a mic on the market at this price that can compare. Even if you are just starting out in home recording, you would be wise to pass up the AKG C3000 and save for this one. Don't get me wrong- I own a C3000 and it is a great mic for the price, but just a little patience to save the extra money is well worth it. This mic is truly world class.
Perhaps the only drawback to this unit is the fact that it is strictly cardioid. However, I understand that Shure has recently released the KSM 44 which is essentially the KSM 32 with the addition of figure 8 and omnidirectional patterns. If it's as good as this mic, I may have to buy one of those as well!
Appears to be very sturdy, although I wouldn't try dropping this (or any other) condenser mic on the floor to check it out. In terms of asthetics, this is a beautifully designed microphone, and really looks and feels like a "high end" piece of gear. As noted above, the flight case/storage pouch are nice additions as well.
Obviously, if you have $2,000 or more to spend you can find a better large condenser mic. But if, like most of us, you have a limited budget and really want to take your recordings to the next level, this is a mic you should strongly consider adding to your setup.
This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Very even sound.Published on 09/30/11 at 10:31
The package of the microphone is very nice; it comes in a very sturdy case and has a very soft pouch, along with a shockmount and the microphone itself.
The Shure KSM32 in practice is an incredible workhorse in the studio. The fact that it is supposedly tailored doesn't prevent this microphone from fulfilling a great number of roles. If one uses a KSM32 on everything, be it overheads, guitar cabs, lead vocals, backing vocals, a number of other instruments, the one thing that everyone is afraid of is already absent from the mix. There is a very significant lack of frequency bloating.
If you could only have one microphone, this is a very useful one to have. It is certainly a contender for a desert island condenser.
The Shure KSM32 is a great option for a large diaphragm condenser microphone in any studio. It's best for the home studio owner looking for a great microphone at a great price, as it's got a professional sound without having to spend a ton of...…
The Shure KSM32 is a great option for a large diaphragm condenser microphone in any studio. It's best for the home studio owner looking for a great microphone at a great price, as it's got a professional sound without having to spend a ton of money. There are plenty of options in the KSM series, but the KSM32 is as good as any for the price. It's not as nice sounding as the KSM44, but it's also about half the price. I've used the microphone for a few different purposes, mostly as a vocal microphone. I recently helped out on a radio show that was broadcast from the studio I work at, and they were using this microphone for it. It was perfect for the job, as although there are better sounding mics out there for sure, this will get the job done in this situations more times than not. Having said this, I'd rather have a Shure SM7, which is about the same price or a little bit less and in my opinion is one of the best microphones out there, period. However, as far as condensers in this price range go, the KSM32 is definitely up there with the best. The KSM32 is worth looking into for anyone who's after a nice large diaphragm condenser at a more than reasonable price!
I bought it in the USA five years ago.
Very smooth sound with my Avalon preamp, perfect for vocals and acoustic instruments.
It's my universal microphone.
Incredible value for money (way ahead of Chinese mics).
Standard mic in US recording studios and on stage (for overheads, etc.).
- Manufacturer: Shure
- Model: KSM32
- Category: Large diaphragm condenser microphones
- Added in our database on: 03/24/2004
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