What is Microphone Phasing?

If you've ever tried to record an instrument with more than one microphone and wondered why the resultant sound is not quite right, you've experienced microphone phasing. First, we'll talk about microphone phasing and phase cancellation, then we'll discuss how to avoid it. It can feel incredibly confusing until you break down why it occurs.…

Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Microphone Review

The Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Microphone is one of the top microphones for recording instruments. It's often compared to the Shure SM57, which is an industry standard. It has some benefits and advantages over that workhorse, though. This is a microphone that doesn't need to be compared to any other in the industry, but because…

Shure PGA52 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone Review

The Shure PGA52 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone is advertised as a microphone for kick drums, but it's a mic that can be used for other bass instruments like the electronic bass guitar, too. This microphone is a durable, unobtrusive mic that should be a staple in every home studio like it is with professional sound engineers…
electro-voice re-20 cardioid microphone

Electro-Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone Review

The Electro-Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone is suited for recording a variety of instruments including various electric instruments, such as bass, guitar, and so forth. It can even be used for voice recordings without having to purchase extra gear for each purpose. Usually when a microphone is used with an instrument, but the musician wants to…

MXL 990 Condenser Microphone Review

This MXL 990 Condenser Microphone is a terrific-looking, vintage style microphone that is essential for recording acoustic instruments while singing in your home studio. It's incredibly sensitive, which means that you'll have to be careful with outside noises. This mic is designed to be used primarily as a cardioid microphone. Some microphones are meant for…