Posted by Austin Bazaar on December 07, 2015
What Type of Microphone Do You Need?
With so many types of microphone out there, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. We put together this microphone buying guide to help you choose the right microphone for your needs. Check out our handy Microphone Guide infographic and a breakdown of some of our favorite microphone models below!
Simple and sturdy, dynamic microphones are the go-to choice for both live performance and demanding recording environments. Many dynamic microphones are versatile enough to record either vocals or instruments.
|SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphones||Beta 58A Dynamic Microphone||SM57-LC Dynamic Microphones|
Condenser microphones provide good sensitivity at all frequencies to make recordings shine. These microphones are also often used where a wide band of frequencies is to be picked up - i.e. recording choir vocals, acoustic pianos, or hi-hat cymbals. Condenser mics are also great to use overhead to pick up sounds from an entire drum set.
|AT2020 Side-Address Microphone||Beta 87A Vocal Microphone||AT2010 Handheld Condenser Mic|
For hassle-free home recording on a budget, USB microphones really can't be beat. These portable, plug and play microphones make it easy to produce audio for videos, podcasts, demos and more without a complicated setup.
|Audio-Technica AT2020USB+||Samson Meteor Ltd. Edition Mic||CAD U1000 Microphone|
All prices are in USD.