Studio - Microphones


Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Date: 12/03/2013

A-T has prospered in the high performance, mid-priced mic category, but has never attempted to break into the “premium mic” category.  MORE

Mojave Audio MA-301Fet Microphone

Date: 10/10/2013

The latest mic in the Mojave Audio lineup, the MA-301fet, is a multi-pattern version of the company’s large-diaphragm, solid-state MA-201fet condenser microphone.  MORE

sE Rupert Neve RN17 Stereo Pair Small Diaphragm Condenser (SDC) Microphones

Date: 02/21/2012

Collaborating once again for the sE brand, Rupert Neve and Siwei Zou’s RN17 are a visually striking reference grade condenser pair best described as musical and true, presenting a very neutral and accurate sonic picture.  MORE

JZ Vintage 12 “V12” Cardioid Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Date: 02/09/2012

Latvian craftsmen of world-class microphones introduce a modern classic LDC inspired by the legendary AKG C 12.  MORE

Audio-Technica AT2022 X-Y Stereo Microphone

Date: 02/09/2012

Adding an Audio-Technica AT2022 to your rig will significantly increase quality in audio field-capture via portable audio/video devices  MORE

Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Tube Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

Date: 12/27/2011

The Lauten Oceanus is a unique specimen in that its unusual capsule is not only large, but imparts a response that is significantly different from other large-diaphragm, multi-pattern tube microphones I’ve used.  MORE

Workhorse Dynamic Microphones, Part II

Date: 11/18/2011

These winners handle big, dirty tracking jobs better than many costlier condenser and ribbon microphone options.  MORE

Mojave Audio MA-300 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone

Date: 11/18/2011

The multi-pattern MA-300 is a well-built, feature-packed and exceptionally priced tube large-diaphragm condenser.  MORE

AKG Perception 820 Tube Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic

Date: 11/10/2011

In the crowded multipattern, large-diaphragm condenser (LDC) studio microphone market, I’ve yet to discover a LDC as affordable and truly multipurpose as the flagship model in AKG Acoustics’ Perception line of Austrian-engineered, Chinese-built studio microphones.  MORE

BAE Expands Ops

Date: 10/20/2011

N. HOLLYWOOD, CA—British Audio Engineering (BAE) recently expanded its base of operations, relocating to a commercial building in North Hollywood, CA. Once known as Brent Averill Enterprises, BAE is now focused on very faithfully reproducing some of the Class-A discrete audio circuit designs of the 1960s and ’70s, enhancing and repackaging a number of those classic designs to better meet the expectations of 21st century music creators.  MORE

Se Electronics RN17 Condenser Microphone

Date: 10/03/2011

Following up on the success of the active ribbon microphone, the RNR1, Rupert Neve and sE Electronics have created a small condenser mic with interchangeable capsules, The RN17 ($1,500 with cardioid capsule).  MORE

Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Tube Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser (LDC) Microphone

Date: 09/16/2011

An “extremely versatile,” unique LDC specimen, the Oceanus is deep and broad in both qualities and potential applications.  MORE

Sennheiser MK 4 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Date: 08/10/2011

The MK 4, Sennheiser's first largediaphragm, side-address microphone, may be aimed at "professional users in project studios," but it is also at home on stage.  MORE

sE Electronics Voodoo VR-1, VR-2 Ribbon Mics

Date: 07/25/2011

The sE Electronics Voodoo VR-1 and VR-2 are pressuregradient ribbon microphones with 2-micron aluminum ribbons: one passive (VR-1, $799), the other with active electronics (VR-2, $1,199).  MORE

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