There are a number of microphones available in the market and each has different qualities and specifications with different price ranges. Now, when you have so much to choose from it really becomes a task for you to select the best one for yourself that meets all your needs and requirements. Especially, if you are new to this field you will always find yourself occupied with all the microphones around the world.
Here arises a question and that is how to choose or select the best microphone that is able to satisfy all your needs and requirements. Well, a lot of consideration should be given to this fact before you jump in to buy a microphone. How your voice is going to sound to others is largely dependent upon the microphones that you are using.
You may have the best vocals in the world but may sound quite annoying to people if paired with a cheap quality microphone that has not so much on offer.
Microphones are primarily available in two types and these types are dynamic and condenser. It is not that one is better than the other but both have different applications and may suit different types of voices. In the list below we are going to discuss different microphones and what makes them the best of the lot.
Best Vocal Microphone of 2017
- 1. Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone
- 2. Neumann TLM 103 SET Vocal Mic
- 3. Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone
- 4. SE Electronics sE2200a II C Large Diaphragm Mic
- 5. Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid
- 6. Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Mic
- 7. Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone
- 8. Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone
- 9. Samson R21 Dynamic Vocal Microphone
1. Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone
These microphones have a frequency response that is quite flat and wide-ranged therefore the reproduction of either music or speech that these microphones deliver is pretty clean. They come equipped with a pop filter that is highly effective if your breath sound is explosive or you are using them for close-up vocals.
+ These microphones come in classic cardioid polar pattern and symmetrical about an axis, therefore the unwanted sound is always rejected at a maximum level.
+ If you are talking about the close-talk vocals these microphones are just great because they have an A7WS Windscreen which is detachable.
+ There is foam windscreen, close-talk windscreen making the microphones quite good.
Why We Liked It – The Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphones is arguably the best vocal microphone avail today in the market.
2. Neumann TLM 103 SET Vocal Mic
This mic is a condenser mic unlike the Shure SM7B which was dynamic in nature. Even if you know a single thing about a mic, but you must have heard the name Neumann, the company is renowned for manufacturing some of the best quality mics produced in todays world.
Although Neumann is known for manufacturing some very expensive mics but this model i.e. Neumann TLM 103 Set Vocal Mic is fairly inexpensive and delivers the same quality which the Newmann company is renowned for.
These mics come in with a pretty large diaphragm that enables them to perform quite well and are cardioid microphones. They have an extremely low noise and that is 7 dB-A.
+ The handling of these mics is pretty straightforward whether they are used for home recording or in professional studios.
+ They come along in a set that includes briefcase, shock mount and of course the microphone.
+ When talking about the price of these mics it is too pretty nominal.
Why We Liked It – The Neumann TLM 103 Set Vocal Mic is the best pick for you if you are looking to cut down on your budget and also do not want to compromise on the quality.
3. Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone
This Microphone is a dynamic microphone and sine it comes from a brand name that is Shure, you are just entitled to get just the best of the quality. There are quite a few companies that are into mic manufacturing but when talking about Shure it can be stated about this company it is arguably one of the best if not the best in business.
This microphone has a frequency response that ranges between 50 to 15,000 Hz. There is a spherical filter which is built in this microphone to filter the wind. This mic is tailor made for vocals because of its frequency response, bass roll off and the brightened midrange which helps in minimizing the effect of proximity.
+ There is a Pneumatic shock-mount system in this mic that helps in minimizing the handling noise of the mic. Since this mic is a dynamic one, therefore, people want to dance along having it in their hands.
+ The unwanted or the external noise is blocked by the uniform cardioid pickup pattern that this mic has.
Why We Liked It – The Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone is one of the best vocal mics of todays world that is used in a lot of live concerts and public addresses.
4. SE Electronics sE2200a II C Large Diaphragm Mic
This mic is a condenser mic and has the name suggest that it has a large diaphragm. As soon as you hear that any mic has a large diaphragm in it, bells start to ring in your head because the bigger is the size of the diaphragm the better is going to be the mic.
If you are talking about the stereo recording you may not find a better mic than this one. The condensers are to be found in almost every studio that there is or you can say that you will not be able to find any studio without a condenser and that is because of the versatility that these mics bring along with them. Most of the condensers have a large diaphragm.
+ The frequency response of this mic ranges between 20Hz to 20KHz, which is a pretty good frequency response for any mic.
+ The diaphragm of this mic is the hand-crafted custom 1 gold-sputtered one same as that of the earlier model.
Why We Liked It – The SE Electronics sE2200a II C Large Diaphragm Mic is the best mic for studio recording and especially when it is available at such a nominal price.
5. Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid
When talking about mics and not mentioning the name of Neumann is just not acceptable. The attractive design, the sonic character and the robust mics manufactured by Neumann is what makes them so popular among engineers and artist. The technology used by Neumann is also state of the art technology and with all these distinct qualities the company i.e. Neumann has earned a very popular but rightful position in this mic manufacturing industry.
The Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone, Cardioid is another fine example of the brilliance of Neumann. Since this mic is a condenser mic, therefore, the diaphragm in this mic is a large one and as discussed earlier as well that any mic that has a large diaphragm will offer great sound quality. The transient response of these mics is also very fast that is quite beneficial for instruments not that loud.
+ The design of these mics is the standard Neumann design but compact that is why it is liked by so many people.
+ The sound pressure level of these mics is also pretty high i.e. 144 dB to be precise so that actually enables you to record pretty heavy instruments like percussion and drum quite easily.
Why We Liked It –When you are getting such a professional mic, extremely good at all kinds of recordings and that too at such a nominal price there is just no reason for you to shop around.
6. Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Mic
This mic is considered to be one of the best mics in the world for about a bit more than 35 years now. The Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Mic is considered to be a champ when talking about broadcasting applications or diverse recording conditions and this is only because of the extreme sound qualities that this mic possesses.
The mic has a great ability of recording guitar and drums and that is because of the sound pressure level that is pretty high, the large diaphragm and the dynamic element handles of this mic.
+ These mics are dust and humidity resistant mics and that is really important for any dynamic mic because of its applications.
+ The 5-position bass roll-off of this mic makes it a complete versatile mic to be used in a number of situations.
Why We Liked It – The Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Mic is a complete all-rounder and its applications are never ending. So do not be late in getting your hand on one of these mics.
7. Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone
This mic is a condenser mic which is designed to just give the best and I ideal for recording professional. There is an Australian designed HF-2 capsule in the mic that actually makes it a standout performer and better than the rest.
This mic is also considered to be a pretty nice mic when it is associated with guitar amps, pianos and drum overheads and this is because of the rich valve sound of the NTK.
+ When talking about this mic you can be rest assured that the RF rejection level of these mics is pretty
+ These mics come in with a satin nickel finish that actually adds to the durability of the mics.
Why We Liked It – The Rode NTK Tube Condenser Microphone is one of the best if not the best mics for vocals that is available in the market today.
8. Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone
Rode Microphones came into existence in the 1990s and has been on a flourish from its very first day. It has impressed a number of people by its ever improving technology and precision. In the modern world, the Rode Microphones have earned the respect that they rightfully deserve at a global level.
The Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone is considered to be one of the quietest if not the quietest headphone of the world for studio recording and it is because of the extreme level of self-noise i.e. only 5dBa.
+ The microphones are ideal for the recording of guitars or percussions as well as one of the best vocal microphones that you will find and this is because of the extreme low noise of these microphones.
+ These microphones come in with a dust cover to keep the microphones protected from dust and dirt.
Why We Liked It – Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone is one of the best in the business and you will not be able to find a better microphone than this; at least this is what my opinion is.
9. Samson R21 Dynamic Vocal Microphone
It was 1980 when the Samson Technologies began as the pioneers in microphone industry. Now the Samsun products are preferred by audio professionals, performers, recording artist and even educators all around the globe.
The Samson R21 Dynamic Vocal Microphone is one of the best vocal microphones available today in the market. This mic is a dynamic mic which is pretty light in weight and also compact. This mic can be used with any standard microphone stand making it all too easy to use.
+ This mic comes in with a linear frequency response that enables it to the superior reproduction of sound.
+ The technology used in this mic is such that it is easily able to withstand sound pressure level that is pretty high
+ The mic has a special shock-mounting through which the handling noise is minimized to a large extent.
Why We Liked It –It is really hard to find any shortcoming in The Samson R21 Dynamic Vocal Microphone and when these microphones are available at such a low price why would you opt for something else.
Vocal Microphone Buyers Guide
What is a Microphone?
Sound energy can only travel a bit far and then it perishes. It does not matter how loud you shout or for how long, there is no way that you are shouting in one corner of the world and people at the other corner are able to hear it. Then came the invention of the microphones in the late 19th century that actually made it a reality that a person saying something in the United States and is being heard in China. It was the microphones that made it possible to hear someone or something and something regards to music here 100 years after it was originally said or performed.
Microphones can be termed as reverse loudspeakers. Microphones are any device that has the ability to translate sound vibrations into electricity in the form of electrical signals. Microphones are the medium necessary for the recording of any kind of sound whether it is speech or music.
Just consider yourself back in time where there was nothing to transport or record sound. How would a person sitting in London talk to a Japanese person and if there was no medium to hear that great song of Metallica called Sad but True years after it was originally performed in front of a huge crowd in a live concert? The world around us would have been so quiet if not completely silent if the invention of the microphones would not have taken place in the late 19th century.
The microphones were a great invention, an invention so impressive that it made possible the invention of a lot of other things that would never have been there if microphones were not invented. Let us just take the example of the television for an instance. Just imagine yourself watching the moving pictures on the television without any kind of sound; it would just become so meaningless. Therefore it could be said about the microphones that if their invention would not have taken place in the late 19th century there was no way that the television would have been invented. There was no way that you were able to hear Mr. Smith sitting in New Jersey miles away in Texas, but it is a reality now and this was only possible because of the invention of the microphones. So it could be said about the invention of the microphones that it leads to some major inventions which could not have been possible if the mics were not there.
How does a microphone work?
We have already discussed that microphones are a device that converts sound energy into electrical energy. It was also stated earlier that microphones can be termed as reverse loudspeakers. Now if you talk about the appearance of the two i.e. the mic and the loudspeaker you will find a huge difference and that is why most people do not know that the working mechanism of that of the mic is just the opposite of the loudspeaker.
A loudspeaker has a permanent magnet in and a coil of metal wire which is either wrapped around the magnet or is in front of it, there is a flow of electricity into that coil of metal wire which is which is around or in front of the magnet. A magnetic field is created around the coil of metal wire and that is because of the pattern of electricity which keeps on changing in the coil. There is another magnetic field which is created by the permanent magnet, results in a dual electric field (i.e. the one created by the coil and the other that the permanent magnet creates) keeps on colliding and pushing against each other hence resulting in the movement of the coil. There is a large flat disc in the microphone which is known as a diaphragm and it is attached to the coil. As the coil moves it also makes the diaphragm move with it, and because of this moving diaphragm, the air is pushed back and forth into the room which results in the sound waves being created that we are able to hear.
The microphone also has all the same components as that of a loudspeaker; the only difference is that they work in a complete reverse way. Here we have to understand that how the microphone is able to convert sound energy into electrical energy. You place a microphone very close to your mouth and as the words come out from your mouth in the form of energy that is carried by the sound waves enters the microphone.
As already stated earlier that the components of the mic are exactly same as that of a loudspeaker and similarly there is diaphragm in the microphone but it is a lot smaller than compared to the one in the loudspeaker, as the sound energy comes and hit the diaphragm they make it move back and forth. We already have an understanding by now that there must be acoil in the microphone since it was in the loudspeakers as well. The coil and the diaphragm in the mic are attached to one another and as with the movement of the diaphragm, the coil also moves with it i.e. back and forth of course. There is already a magnetic field that is created by the permanent magnet which is also a component of the microphones same as that of a loudspeaker as well. The coil is in back and forth motion and as it moves through the magnetic field that is created by the permanent magnet, an electric current flows through the coil. This electric current or electric energy is then transmitted to a recording device or an amplifier and here you go, you have successfully converted the sound energy into electrical energy. Thanks to that little device that you had right in front of your mouth known as the microphone, you can now record or send yourvoice all around the globe.
What are the types of microphones?
Microphones are mainly available in two different types; Dynamic microphones and Condenser microphones. Both of these types of microphones have different uses and applications.
Do not be fooled by this word i.e. dynamic because this word or term can have real diversified meanings when it relates to music or sound. Here we are not talking about the range or the performance being dynamic. Here the term dynamic relates to the working mechanism of the microphone that is present in a dynamic microphone.
Dynamic microphones are those microphones that convert sound energy into electrical energy through the process of electromagnetism. The dynamic microphones are further divided into two sub-categories and these categories are as under.
- Moving Coil Microphones or Dynamic mics
The moving coil microphones do not require any external power to work with and they are quite sturdy at the same time, hence making them a preferred choice for live stage artist when performing in a live event or concert.
The moving coil microphone is by far the most common type of microphone that is available out there.
- Ribbon Mics
The working interphase of these mics is the same as that of the moving coil microphones i.e. that is they work by electromagnetic induction, the difference only being the aluminum foil instead of a coil and a membrane, as there is in the moving coil microphones.
There is only one conductor present inside the magnetic gap of these microphones unlike the moving coil microphones that have a complete coil of wire, therefore the output produced by ribbon microphones is quite low. Although there is a step-up transformer installed in the microphone which increases the output but still when compared with the output given by the moving coil microphones it is quite low.
The ribbon mics are known to be bidirectional i.e. they only pick up sound waves that come from the front and back and the sound waves coming from the sides are neglected by these microphones. These mics are also quite fragile in nature, therefore, should be handled with proper care and the treble response of these mics is also quite limited at least a majority of these mics have this shortcoming.
The condenser microphones are famous for extremely flat frequency response and also for their sensitivity at the same time. The biggest application of these mics is the audio recording. There are two plates in the mic the front and the back plate the front plate is a diaphragm. The diaphragm of these microphones start to vibrate as soon as it is struck by sound waves thus resulting in a change of distance between the back and the front plate and the change is transmitted in the form of electrical energy. As already stated above that the dynamic microphones do not require any external power source to work with but these microphones do that is usually a phantom power of 48 volts.
How to choose the best microphone?
This question is a quite tricky one and if not dealt with proper consideration, you can end up losing a huge amount of money on a microphone that was never worth it. Therefore it is really necessary to do a complete research before going for any microphone.
The market is flooded with a number of microphones ranging from some very cheap to some very expensive microphones. It is necessary to ask yourself some questions before jumping into buying a microphone.
The first and foremost question that you should ask yourself is, what is the application of the microphone that you are going to buy for your own self because we have witnessed above that the two types of the microphones have completely different applications.
Whether you need a mic for the purpose of recording inside the studio or will you be performing with it in front of a crowd and dancing all over the stage. If you want to have a mic for indoor use only i.e. studio recording most of the time then you should go for the condenser mic because they will serve this purpose of yours in the best possible manner. Now if you want to have a mic that you want to carry along with you at every stage performance that you do and you are filled with all the energy in the world the dynamic mic should be your ultimate choice.
There should also be a complete price analysis done in order to get the best available option that suits your needs and requirements to the full. There are some big brand names or simply some giants in the market that manufactures some of the worlds best microphones but it may happen that all your needs and requirements are met in a proper manner by a microphone that comes from a brand name not big at all.
Choosing the best microphone is just a matter of personal needs and requirements but if proper consideration is not given to it, you may end up with a mic that is completely useless for you. Therefore you must be very peculiar and do proper research before going for any microphone.
What else do I need to record vocals?
If you are looking to record vocals at home or in other words if you are looking for a home recording the below-stated equipment is a must for you other than the microphones.
- A computer, well it is has become an essential in everything that we do today.
- Audio interface
- DAW software
- Pop Filter, without a pop filter your recording will sound quite rugged since you are not recording in a proper studio and there are a lot of external or unwanted noises.
- Mic stand, for obvious reasons
- PA Speakers or headphones if you are trying to cut down your cost.
All these things will be enough for you if you are looking to get a decent home recording. A lot of other things will be needed if you are talking about professional studio recording.
If you have just started your music career then you should be looking for a best vocal microphone so that you can show the world what differs you from them. But before getting your hands onto your new microphone you need to know about its type and the patterns it follows.
So lets start everything from scratch!
The microphone is a device that converts your sound into an electrical signal. There are around 10 types of microphones, but well only concentrate on the ones that are subjected as vocal microphones. So lets get started what each type of microphone serves.
Condenser microphones are also known as electrostatic or capacitor microphones. In these microphones, the diaphragm acts as one plate of a capacitor and vibrations cause distances between the plates thus producing an electrical signal.
There are three roots of condenser microphones depending on the extraction of audio signal from the transducer.
In DC-biased microphones, the plates are biased with a fixed charge, the voltages across the capacitor plates changes with the vibrations in the air. The capacitance is inversely proportional to the distance between them for a parallel-plate capacitor. A constant charge is created on the capacitor, as the capacitance changes the charge across the capacitor also changes but slightly. The capacitance of the plates and the value of bias resistor form a filter that high-passes for the audio signal and low-passes for the bias voltage. In between the time-frame of capacitance change, the charge is practically constant and the voltage across the capacitor changes quickly to reflect the change in capacitance. The voltage across the capacitor differs above and below the bias voltage. The difference between bias and the capacitor is seen across the series resistor. For performances or recording music the voltage across the resistor is amplified.
In RF condenser microphones a low RF voltage is generated by a low-noise oscillator. Demodulation yields a low-noise audio frequency signal with a low impedance. Low bias voltage allows the use of a diaphragm with looser tension which is used to produce wider frequency response due to high compliance. RF biasing process results in a lower electrical impedance capsule which is a useful by-product through which these microphones can be used in bad weather conditions. In Sennheiser MKH series RF condenser technique is used.
An electret condenser uses a permanent external charge in an electret material, unlike the above condenser microphones. An electret is a ferroelectric material that has been permanently charged. A static charge is assigned to electret by aligning the static charges in the material, likewise, a magnet is made by aligning the magnetic domains. They are affordable and can be manufactured easily, the vast majority of vocal microphones are made by it.
These microphones are mostly used in performing on-stage because of their potentially high gain before feedback. They are also known as moving coil microphones. They work by the electromagnetic induction. Dynamic microphones are affordable and can resist moisture.
A small movable induction coil is positioned in between the magnetic field on a permanent magnet which is stretched to the diaphragm. When the sound enters the microphone the sound waves causes the diaphragm to move. This causes the coil to move is the magnetic field thus producing a varying current through electromagnetic induction.
These days more than one membrane is used in dynamic microphones because a single membrane cannot respond to all audio frequencies. Combing membrane layers in a correct way are hard, microphone companies that design these type of microphones tend to be more expensive.
Ribbon microphones use a thin metal ribbon attached to the magnetic field. This ribbon is connected electrically to microphones output; its vibration in the magnetic field causes an electrical signal. Ribbon and dynamic headphones use same phenomena of magnetic induction.
The basic type of ribbon microphones uses the bi-directional pattern to detect the sound as the ribbon is open on both sides. As the ribbon is light-weighted it responds to the air velocity rather than that to the sound pressure. These are pattern are also known as crossed figure 8 which are gaining a quite well market popularity in a stereo recording.
Another type of ribbon microphones uses different directional patterns, in these patterns one side of the ribbon is enclosed in an acoustic trap or baffle which allows the sound to only reach one side.
Modern ribbon materials eliminate those concerns making ribbon fragile while loosed up. They dynamic range is relatively improved even at low frequencies.
Carbon microphones use a button that contains carbon granules which are pressed between two metal plates. When a voltage is applied across the metal plates, it causes a small current to flow through carbon. The diaphragm and one plate vibrate along with the incident sound waves applying a diverse pressure to the carbon. The varying pressure deforms the granules which cause the contact area between adjacent pairs of granules to change, thus this results in electrical resistance of the mass of granules to change. This causes the change is currently flowing through microphone resulting in producing an electrical signal.
These microphones are mostly used in telephones as they have a limited about of frequency response range and low-quality sound. Similarly, theses microphones can be used as an amplifier to use a small amount of energy for controlling a larger electrical energy. They were used as an amplifier in old telephone repeaters for making long-distance calls possible.
These types of microphones are relying on the ability of some materials which produces a voltage when applied pressure. These microphones are used to amplify sound from acoustic musical instruments, like sensing drum hits, recording sound in challenging environments such as underwater. These types of microphones use a mechanical coupling to pick up vibration.
A pattern indicates us how a microphone would react to the sounds approaching at different angles about its central axis. There are around 7 types of patterns but well only outline the main patterns used in vocal microphones.
This patterns response is considered to be a perfect sphere in three dimensions. But as with the directional microphone, the pattern of the omnidirectional microphone is a function of frequency. The body of the microphone gets in its own way of the sound arriving from the rear causing a slight flattening in polar response. The flattening increases when the diameter reaches wavelength of the frequency.
So we can conclude that microphones with the smallest diameter give the best omnidirectional patterns at higher frequencies.
Unlike omnidirectional pattern, unidirectional patterns are only sensitive to sounds coming from one direction. Unidirectional pattern includes four types:
The name Cardioid is suggested by the heart-shaped pattern. These patterns are used in the microphones for vocal or speech because they reject sounds from different directions. Similarly, cardioid patterns reduce pickup from side and rear which helps to knock down the feedback coming from monitors. The patterns are achieved by sensing pressure and gradient, so putting them near to sound source outputs a bass boost due to increased gradient. Cardioid patterns cancel the sound waves coming from the back by outputting a negative signal from figure-8 which cancels the positive signal from the omnidirectional element. The sound coming from the front is added to each other.
These patterns are same like that of cardioid but have a larger figure 8, which helps to achieve a tighter area of front sensitivity and a smaller lobe of rear sensitivity.
Super-cardioid patterns are same like hyper cardioids but they have a more front pickup and less rear pickup. Specifications state that hyper cardioids produce nulls at 109.5 by a combining ratio of 3:1 whereas super cardioids produce nulls as 126.9 by a combining ratio of 5:3.
These patterns have no null points; they have a combining ratio of about 7:3 with 3-10 dB level between the front and the back pickup.
Omni-directional and unidirectional patterns are used in vocal microphones. So what do you think which pattern suits you the best?
So now you are well known about the types of microphones and patterns, right? Now its time to choose one for you. But wait! Well also guide you through in this regard because the market is filled with a bunch of microphones that promises the best results but the really is way different.
SM7B vocal dynamic microphone by Shure is really at another level. Its a dynamic microphone which has a flat and wide-range frequency response. It has a natural yet clean output of both speech and music. Similarly, it is equipped with bass roll off and mid-range controls for handling even the slightest detail. Likewise, its rocking an improved rejection of electromagnetic hum for blocking broadband interference by equipment such as computer monitors.
SM7B has a detachable windscreen which is designed to reduce plosive sounds and give a warmer tone for close-talk vocals. For the most precise positioning of the microphone, it has a yoke mounting with captive stand nut for easy mounting and dismounting. The microphone is built with a cardioid polar pattern which provides uniform frequency and symmetrical about an axis to deliver maximum rejection and minimum coloration of unwanted sounds. Further, the frequency caps can be replaced for providing mild and high boosts. For outstanding reliability, it has excellent cartridge protection and rugged construction.
Without a doubt, SM7B by Shure is a fantastic microphone with wide-range of frequency response, bass roll, and midrange controls. When it is properly set up it delivers you with crisp, clean, and professional audio with the lowest noise.
Its TLM 103 SET by Neumann, this company is leading manufacturer of fine microphones for studio and stage.
This microphone consists of a large-diaphragm resulting in one of the best sound quality for all professional and semi-professional applications. Similarly, it features a transformerless circuit for achieving low-noise (as low as 7 dB-A) and the highest sound pressure level. Addressing more towards the transformerless circuit, it provides a clean and direct sound with powerful bass transmission all the way down to lowest frequencies. It has a cardioid pattern for providing with acoustically well-balanced sound and extraordinary attenuation of signals.
This microphone is setting new standards as it is equipped with a very broad presence boost in the area of 6 to 15 kilohertz which helps the voice to cut through the mix.
The package includes a microphone, shock mount for attaining the best positions and a briefcase for safely storing it while traveling or keeping it aside.
TLM 103 SET by Neumann is taking the whole microphone game to the next level by transformerless circuits as they minimize transmission loss for providing clean and deep sound. If you are looking for a professional microphone in a high price group than TLM 103s will never give you a chance for regretting your own choice.
On the outside, this microphone has a dark gray enamel painted body with a die-cast metal case which outputs a beast look. Similarly, the legendary Shure quality promises ruggedness and reliability. Likewise, the microphone is supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which can rotate up to 180 degrees.
This legendary microphone is designed for professional vocal use in studio recordings, live performances, and sound reinforcements. It features a built-in spherical filter to minimize wind and breath noises. The frequency response is tailored for vocals with bright midrange and bass roll off. Similarly, the pneumatic shock-mount system also cuts off handling noises.
SM58-LCs have unidirectional (cardioid) pickup patterns which isolate the main sound source and decreases the unwanted surround sounds making it ideal for live situations where background noise is over the mark.
In such a crucial budget SM58-LSs by Shure really gives you a professional quality partner.
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