Best Studio Microphones For Recording Singing
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Best Studio Microphones For Recording Singing

So you’d like to start recording vocals and are after that “professional sound.” After soundproofing your space and acquiring a nice audio interface, it’s time to get that perfect microphone for recording singing. There are many excellent studio vocal microphones to choose from. In this article, we’ll talk about my top recommended mic (the Neumann…

Best USB Microphones For Recording Podcasts
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Best USB Microphones For Recording Podcasts

Although I would personally recommend a professional XLR microphone over a USB mic, in the world of podcasting, it’s often easier to use a USB microphone. So what are the best USB mics for podcasting? Top 3 Podcasting USB Microphone Recommendations: Before we go into detail about both these recommended USB mics, I’d like to…

Best Microphones For Miking Tom Drums
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Best Microphones For Miking Tom Drums

So you’ve got your toms tuned perfectly and it’s time to mike them up. Whether you’re recording or playing live, choosing great microphones for your toms can make or break their presence in the mix! Top 2 Tom Drum Microphone Recommendations: Let’s get into more detail about the Sennheiser e604 and MD421-II and why they’re…

Best Drum Overhead Microphones
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Best Drum Overhead Microphones

Overhead microphones are arguably the most important in capturing the sound of a full drum kit. Close miking helps to accentuate. Overheads capture the true sound of a kit. Whether singular or in a stereo pair, overhead microphones are essential to bring the sound of the entire drum kit to life.  Drum overhead microphones range greatly…

Best Microphones For Miking Snare Drum
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Best Microphones For Miking Snare Drum

The snare drum is one of the most essential elements in percussion. It provides the backbeat of so many genres and really gives life to music. There are about as many opinions on miking snare drums as there are drummers and audio technicians. Yet through all the noise, one microphone reigns supreme! Top Snare Drum…

Best Microphones For Miking Kick Drum
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Best Microphones For Miking Kick Drum

The kick drum is such a critical element in so many musical genres. It’s also quite an interesting instrument and requires an equally special microphone to capture it sufficiently. Top Kick Drum Microphone Recommendation: The Shure Beta 52A is my number one recommended kick drum microphone. Of all the microphones I’ve tested on kick drums,…