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…
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…

AKG P420 High-Performance Condenser Microphone

The AKG P420 High-Performance Dual-Capsule True Condenser Microphone is a sturdy, reliable microphone that can record in many situations. It's great for those who want to record an acoustic guitar solo, a duet of singers, or a podcast interview. It's so versatile because it has a multiple polar pattern as well as a switchable attenuation…

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…