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Mics that every audio engineer should have in their studio?

 
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lethalweapon

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1 Posted on 11/05/2014 at 06:44:40Direct link to this post
I'm always looking for new gear as I grow my home studio. Aside from staples like the sm57 and 58, what are mics that you would agree should be in every studio?

clinicallyguitarded

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2 Posted on 11/05/2014 at 07:58:52Direct link to this post
No matter what application, i've found a pair of AKG 414s ALWAYS get the job done. They can make a squier sound like a custom les paul

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3 Posted on 11/07/2014 at 06:07:43Direct link to this post
You can't go wrong with 2 sm57s or 58s, a large diaphragm matched pair, a small diaphragm matched pair, one bi-directional mic, 2 dedicated omni-directional mics. I know I haven't many specific mics, but these are the types of mics I would get before considering that department of my studio complete.

Also, matched pairs won't be as necessary if you're producing EDM or rap unless you often use acoustic instruments. But if you're working with singer songwriters and most importantly, with full bands, the above list should help get you to the point where you can do so successfully. Now whether you can afford 414s vs an AT2020 is a whole other story....

LosRebellos

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4 Posted on 09/16/2015 at 12:31:55Direct link to this post
Hopefully not too late to answer that, but with a friend we've developed an iOS app call Rës Pocket Microphone Library.
It includes 90+ mics used in studio or live setup with the tech specs (directivities, curves, etc.) and a comparator.
Check it out: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/res-microphone-pocket-library/id1016290844?ls=1&mt=8

The Audio Hunt

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5 Posted on 12/01/2015 at 10:05:54Direct link to this post
I always think that a good dynamic mic is better than a cheap condenser. Things like the Sennheiser MD 441 or EV RE20 or Shure SM7b are classics I couldn't live without....

Benoit Vinay

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6 Posted on 12/17/2015 at 13:41:16Direct link to this post
FYI, we've just pushed a new version of Rës: https://en.audiofanzine.com/other-software-iphone-ipod-touch-ipad/los-rebellos/res-microphone-pocket-library/ with more mics, better tech specs, prices, uses and also we added filtering to the DB by prices, directivities, etc.

We built it especially for people who want some info on microphones for live or studio before buying anything.
Check it out and send us some feedback!
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