Best Microphones For Miking Flute
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Best Microphones For Miking Flute

The flute is a beautiful reedless woodwind instrument. With its full, bright, and whimsical sound, the flute sees important roles in classical, jazz, and many other genres. When it comes time to record the flute or to reinforce its sound live, we either start with pickups or microphones. What makes for a great flute microphone…

Best Microphones For Miking Tuba
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Best Microphones For Miking Tuba

The tuba is the largest and lowest pitched instrument in the brass family. The instrument appears regularly in orchestral ensembles, big bands, brass bands, and marching bands. What microphones would work best for capturing the awesome sound of the tuba? Whether in a studio or live setting, this article will answer that question! Top 3…

Best Microphones For Miking Trombone
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Best Microphones For Miking Trombone

Though perhaps not always the standout instrument, the trombone plays a vital role in many ensembles. Whether it’s classical, big-band, ska, or any other genre that would benefit from a trombone, it’s crucial to capture as true a sound as possible for this beautiful (though slightly awkward) horn. So what microphones will sound best on…

Best Microphones For Miking Trumpet
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Best Microphones For Miking Trumpet

In Jazz, Classical, and many other genres, there’s a chance for the sound of a trumpet to shine through. After a listening session of Miles Davis and Chet Baker, I figured I’d look into the best microphones for trumpets. Though I don’t play the trumpet myself, I’ve had the opportunity to work with trumpeters live…

Best Microphones For Miking Classical Guitar
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Best Microphones For Miking Classical Guitar

Classical guitar (when played well) is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments on the planet. There are plenty of microphone placement techniques to capture the beauty of the classical guitar. There are also a plethora of microphones used to reproduce the sound of well-rehearsed classical guitarists. But is there a best microphone for classical…

Best Microphones For Miking Acoustic Guitar
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Best Microphones For Miking Acoustic Guitar

So it’s time to record or perform live and you’re wondering which microphone(s) best capture the beautiful tones of an acoustic guitar. Top Acoustic Guitar Microphone Recommendation: When choosing a microphone (or pair of microphones) to capture the sound of an acoustic guitar, look no further than the famous Neumann KM 184. This small-diaphragm condenser…

Best Microphones For Miking Electric Guitar Cabinets (Studio)
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Best Microphones For Miking Electric Guitar Cabinets (Studio)

So it’s time for you to step into the world of recording electric guitar. You’ve got your amp sounding exactly how you want it and now it’s time to capture the magic! What microphone(s) should you use to record yourself and other guitarists in order to get the best results? As a guitarist (and audio…

Best Microphones For Miking Electric Guitar Cabinets (Live)
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Best Microphones For Miking Electric Guitar Cabinets (Live)

So you’ve decided relying completely on your guitar amplifier just isn’t working at live gigs or in the rehearsal space. Though your amp sounds excellent, you need your guitar to come through the mains and the monitors. You need to mic that guitar cabinet up! Top Guitar Amp Cabinet Microphone Recommendation (Live): The Sennheiser e906…

Best Microphones For Miking Bass Guitar Cabinets
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Best Microphones For Miking Bass Guitar Cabinets

So it’s come time to record and you’ve got your bass amp sounding perfect. Which microphone would best capture this awesome sound coming from the bass guitar cabinet? I’ve experimented with quite a few microphones when recording bass cabinets. Early in my career, I’d always use a combination of microphones: But have recently subscribed to…

Best Microphones For Live Vocal Performances
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Best Microphones For Live Vocal Performances

Whether you’re a vocalist, a venue owner, or an audio technician, having an arsenal of vocal microphones for live performance will help immensely in your success. Of all the live vocal mics, one microphone rules them all. Top Live Vocal Microphone Recommendation: When at a live musical performance, chances are the vocalists will be singing…

Best Studio Microphones For Recording Rap/Hip-Hop Vocals
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Best Studio Microphones For Recording Rap/Hip-Hop Vocals

So it’s time to step up your rap career and start recording. Whether you’re the rapper or the producer, a quality microphone is essential for recording quality vocals. Rapping vocals are particularly percussive (compared to singing, for example) and so we may tailor our microphone specifically to rapping.  Top 2 Studio Microphone Recommendations For Rap…

Best Studio Microphones For Recording Scream Vocals
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Best Studio Microphones For Recording Scream Vocals

I grew up on metal and hardcore musical genres. The aggressive, raw sound really drew me in. A big source of this raw aggression is, of course, found in the “screaming” vocals. So, when recording, what is the best microphone for capturing the essence of scream vocals? Top Studio Microphone Recommendations For Scream Vocals: The…