The First and Most Critical Link in the Recording Chain
Condenser microphones are able to respond quickly to transients and are ideal for capturing the nuances of vocals, stringed instruments, and drum overheads. They are also ideal for stereo recording. We only use high quality condenser mics from leading manufacturers such as Neumann, AKG, Oktava and RØde. Partial List: Neumann TLM49 AKG C214 AKG C4000B AKG C2000B (2) Oktava MC-012 (2) RØDE NT-4 Stereo Groove Tube GT55
Dynamic microphones can hadle high sound pressure levels and are often used on guitar amplifiers, kick and snare drum, and lower frequency instruments. The Sennheiser MD421 is considered an industry standard for getting slamming drum or guitar amp sounds. Our inventory of high quality dynamic mics includes models from manufacturers such as AKG, Electro-Voice, Sennheiser, and Shure. Partial List:
Sennheiser MD421AKG D112
Shure SM7B Electro-Voice PL-20
Sennheiser 835 (2) Shure SM57 (3) Shure SM58
Ribbon microphones, once a studio staple, have made a comeback. There is nothing like a ribbon on a guitar cabinet or drum overheads. We use the Royer R-121 and Cascade FatHead either alone or as a pair in a Blumlein stereo configuration.