MGR/AlexV 03/16/2010

Shure KSM44 : MGR/AlexV's user review

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The Shure KSM44 is a large-diaphragm dual-capsule multi-swith condenser microphone. I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player on and off for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

Our studio bought a pair of these about 3 years ago for right around $800.00 a piece from Sweetwater. They were bought to add to our mic catalog for a studio in a Recording Arts college in Nashville, TN.

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These mics have a very low self noise and great clarity making them the perfect mic for softer signals and crisp clear vocals. I also love the ability to switch between the three polar patterns; cardiod, omni, and figure-8. The shock mount included is just as secure and effective as the one that comes with the U87.

I have no complaints about this unit thus far. It works great in so many applications.

This mic is tough! It has a durable zinc die-cast housing and can take quite the beating.

Bottom Line? This mic sounds simply incredible and you get set so much for the price. Whether you're starting a new studio on a budget or looking to expand your mic catalog, this dual-capsule condenser is a great value.

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