Microphones feature articles
Recording electric guitar - Hardware - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 74
In this new installment I will suggest some mics and DIs to record electric guitar. By no means is this list meant to be an exhaustive one. As usual, I will stick to the standard solutions which have proved their worth through the years, so the least experienced among you know how you can go safe.
Talking mics - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 61
A series like this wouldn't be complete if it didn't have an article dedicated exclusively to the recording tool by excellence: the microphone. For a change, I'll start today with some theory and then go on to close with a practical example.
The top large-diaphragm USB mics - The best large-diaphragm USB microphones
Why buy a USB audio interface when you could simply get a mic to record yourself? That's what USB mics are for: you take them out of their box, plug them in and rock 'n' roll! We polled our French readers to have them tell us which are their favorite USB mics, and we thought we'd pass the results on to you. Here they are...
Classic Gear Spotlight: The Versatile and Durable Shure… - The Legendary SM57
The Shure SM57 arrived on the scene in 1965 and quickly became a fixture in the pro audio world. The versatile, solidly built, yet inexpensive dynamic mic is great for guitar cabinets, snare drums, horns and lots more, both onstage and in the studio. Besides its considerable studio and stage usage, it's been the presidential podium mic for decades.
Q&A: Telefunken Engineer Ryan Loftus - A peek inside a legendary mic manufacturer
Audiofanzine met up with Ryan Loftus ─ engineer at Telefunken Eletroakustik ─ to talk about the high-end microphones the company manufactures.
Improve Your Microphone IQ - Understanding the Differences Between Mic Types Will Improve Your Mix
If you're not sure of the difference between condenser mics, ribbon mics, and dynamic mics, or what a polar pattern is, here’s a quick overview that will get you up and running when it comes to microphones.
Best Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mics from $150 to $300 (… - The top large-diaphragm condenser microphones between $150 and $300 (€100 and €200)
An indispensable tool in any studio, condenser mics allows us to record vocals as well acoustic instruments. Today, many brands offer large-diaphragm FET condenser mics for home studios on moderate budgets. Here are the results of our survey regarding your favorite large-diaphragm condenser mics between $150 and $300 (€100 and €200).
The Best Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $150/€100 - The Top Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones Under $150/€100
An indispensable tool in any studio, condenser mics allows us to record vocals as well acoustic instruments. Today, many brands offer large-diaphragm FET condenser mics for home studios on limited budgets. Here are the results of our survey regarding your favorite large-diaphragm condenser mics under $150/€100.
Top 8 reference dynamic microphones - The best dynamic microphones
Here is a selection of 8 dynamic mics for recording drums, guitars, voice and any other instrument.
A Survey of Kick Drum Microphones - The Mighty Kick Drum Microphone: Part 2
Our survey of kick drum microphones through the years continues....