Microphones

Sennheiser Md 421 II

Sennheiser MD421 II Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] If you want to capture the dynamics of louder instruments, then you will probably need to seek a dynamically balanced microphone. Condensers are usually a go-to for vocal takes as they're great for detailed work, but they can ...
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AKG C214 Microphone

AKG C214 Condenser Microphone Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] Everyone knows that large-diaphragm condensers do a superb job of capturing the subtler details in a recording. We have looked at several great options in the past and have sung the praises of AKG's Microphones highly. While the ...
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AT2020 USB+ Audio Technica

AT2020 USB+ Cardioid Condenser Microphone Guide

[[TOP3 OFF]] Audio Technica has a long history of making affordable microphones that suit the average Joe's budget, but none more notable than the AT2020. With a plug and play style standalone mics on the rise, it's hardly surprising that ...
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Sony C 800G

Sony C-800G Condesner Mic Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] Described as one of the most elite microphones on the market right now, the Sony C-800G is a splurge, with a pricing range above what most of us can afford. However, the splurge in price is completely worth ...
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Condenser Microphone

What is a Condenser Microphone?

[[TOP3 OFF]] Whether you're looking to buy a new microphone or you're just curious about microphones, then it's handy to know what a condenser microphone is, as well as how it's different from a dynamic microphone. Both of these microphones ...
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Royer R 121

Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] If you are looking to take your acoustic instrument recording capabilities to the next level, then you might be surprised to learn that the technology required to do so lies within a much older piece of electronic equipment ...
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Shure Sm58

Shure SM58 Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] The Shure SM58 is a cardioid, dynamic microphone that offers a frequency response of 50Hz to 15kHz. It has an output impedance of 150 ohms. It weighs approximately 0.66lbs. It is 6.3-inches long and is 2-inches wide. The ...
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Neumann U 87 Ai

Neumann U87 Ai Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] The Neumann U87 Ai is a cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8 studio microphone. It offers a rated impedance of 200 Ohms, as well as a rated load impedance of 1 Kohms. It weighs 500g, is 200mm in length, and ...
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Audio Technica At2020

Audio Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] Affordable and quality are two words often paired by marketing without a lot of care. The 2020 model from the lower-end of Audio Technica's line is one condenser mic that can honestly lay claim to both. Priced comfortably ...
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Voice Recorder

10 Best Voice Recorders in 2020

There are many reasons you may be looking into buying a personal voice recorder. They can be immensely useful in a wide variety of situations. Musicians can use them to record rough demo ideas quickly, writers can "think out loud" ...
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Shure Microphone

Shure SM7B Review

[[TOP3 OFF]] The Shure SM7B is a microphone that uses a cardioid pattern. It offers a frequency response of 50 – 20,000 Hz. The Shure SM7B is renowned for its warm tone, making it perfect for close-proximity usage in the ...
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USB Mic

5 Best USB Microphones Under $50

In this article, we're honing in on the 5 best USB mics under $50. This is for those of you shopping on a lower budget, who'd still like the ability to record with something that's good quality. Despite $50 being ...
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USB Microphone

10 Best USB Microphones Under $100

Join us today as we examine the 10 best USB microphones Under $100 for a look at what's available online. There are many reasons to choose a USB powered mic but the main advantage is their plug and play functionality ...
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Lavalier microphone

10 Best Lavalier Mics in 2020

In this article, we are leaping into the world of lavalier microphones, for an in-depth overview of their capabilities as we announce the 10 best lavalier mics in 2020. 21st-century life heavily revolves around media and many more of us ...
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Wireless microphone

10 Best Wireless Microphones in 2020

In this article we are going to sift through the 10 best wireless microphones in 2020, pick them apart and put them through their paces, for a thorough investigation into just how stable and noise free the transmissions and signals ...
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USB Condenser Mics

10 Best USB Condenser Mics

With their use becoming increasingly popular we decided it was about time to compile our list of the top ten best USB condenser mics for great sound. Although they don't exactly cut the mustard in competition with their superior XLR ...
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Pop-filter-for-blue-yeti

The 10 Best Pop Filters for Blue Yeti Microphones

With a wide range available on the market it can be tough to know which is the best pop filter choice for your Blue Yeti Microphone. Anyone who has recorded with a studio mic in the past will understand the ...
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Top 10 Microphones for Guitar Amplifiers

If you are just getting into playing an electric guitar, electric bass guitar or violin (click here for beginner violins), you might have already thought about getting the best microphone for guitar amps! No matter if you’re an advanced player ...
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Kick-drum-mic

Top Kick Drum Mic for Live Sound & Recording

Choosing the best kick drum mic can be an exciting journey, especially if you have a day or two to do your research and gather your thoughts together. Many drummers absolutely adore the sound of their beloved kick , and ...
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Dnamic-microphone

Top 10 Dynamic Vocal Mics for Live & Home Recording

If you're trying to make a career out of music, then you might have thought about purchasing the best dynamic microphone. Although there are a lot of similar products out there, they also vary greatly from each other. You can ...
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Ribbon-mic

Our Review of the Best Professional Ribbon Mics for Vocals in 2020

Are you looking for the best ribbon mic? No problem! Once you've developed your musical skills, you'll probably want to record, and you'll need to buy a mic to do that. This leads to another question - what kind of ...
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The Top 10 Best Drumming Microphones For Your Kit

If you own a drumming kit, you're probably asking yourself, “What are the best drum mics on the market?”. It’s definitely a fair question. There are plenty of drum mic options out there, and it can be hard to choose ...
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Pop-filter

The Top Mic Pop Filter For Your Studio In 2020

To help you along with your search for the best pop filter, we compiled a list of the best filters and answers to questions! Bought a microphone and realized you need a pop filter right after the fact? Don't worry, ...
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Best USB Microphone for Home Recording

Best USB Microphone of 2020

Finding the best USB mic for your needs can be a bit of a challenge. To make things easier for you, the Music Critic team has tested out the top microphones and reviewed them for your convenience. Due to the ...
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Best Karaoke Microphone

10 Best Karaoke Microphones of 2020

Now you may be wondering, what exactly is a karaoke microphone and which is the best? It's actually just a microphone, but that doesn’t mean you should go out and just pick any old option. There is actually is a ...
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