Shure SM57-LC Microphone Review

The Shure SM57-LC is a microphone that is used in many places. Since it was introduced in 1965, it's a mic that has seen a place in small venues like church basements to stadiums seating thousands of people. It's a microphone that's trusted by serious musicians when they want to know that their music will…

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…

RODE NT2A Microphone Review

When you're in the studio ready to record your acoustic guitar or guitar playing along with singing, you have to consider what microphone to use. Playing an instrument alone will often require one type of mic, while playing and singing will alter the polar pattern needed for the recording. If you are a professional producer with…

Shure SM81-LC Review

When Shure figured out how to create a small condenser mic that could be used on stage as well as in the studio, they set their own stage for continued success. The Shure SM81 has been around since the 70's, and it's a condenser mic that has been the workhorse of professional musicians, producers, and…