The Complete In-Depth Guide To Tube Condenser Microphones
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The Complete In-Depth Guide To Tube Condenser Microphones

Though tubes have largely been replaced by transistors in the vast majority of electrical circuits, they are still sometimes used (and often cherished) in the audio industry and in microphones. In fact, many of the greatest microphones to ever be produced are tube condenser microphones! What is a tube condenser microphone? A tube condenser microphone…

The Complete Guide To Ribbon Microphones (With Mic Examples)
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The Complete Guide To Ribbon Microphones (With Mic Examples)

Ribbon microphones are among the least understood yet most cherished microphones in the world. These peculiar mics may not be as popular as dynamic and condenser microphones, but they are valued just as much (perhaps even more) by musicians, audio engineers, and audiophiles alike. What is a ribbon microphone? A ribbon microphone has a thin,…

The Complete Guide To Moving-Coil Dynamic Microphones
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The Complete Guide To Moving-Coil Dynamic Microphones

If you’ve ever been to a live band performance or have hung out in a recording studio, chances are you’ve seen plenty of dynamic microphones. Moving-coil dynamic microphones are commonly used in music recording, broadcasting, podcasting, and live venues around the world. What is a moving-coil dynamic microphone? A moving-coil dynamic microphone converts sound to…

Top 17 Best Microphones For Podcasting (All Budgets) In 2024
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Top 17 Best Microphones For Podcasting (All Budgets) In 2024

Since their invention in 2004, podcasts have been steadily increasing in popularity. Fortunately, podcasting has a low barrier of entry (unlike radio and television). This means that anyone with a great idea, a microphone, a recording device, and access to the internet can start a successful podcast. In this article, we’ll talk about the top…

What Is A Condenser Microphone? (Detailed Answer + Examples)
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What Is A Condenser Microphone? (Detailed Answer + Examples)

There are essentially two main microphone types in the world that most audio-inclined people know: dynamic and condenser. The term condenser covers an astonishingly wide range of microphones, and so its definition is substantial. What Is A Condenser Microphone? A condenser microphone is an active transducer that converts sound waves (mechanical wave energy) into audio…

What Is A Microphone Preamplifier & Why Does A Mic Need One?
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What Is A Microphone Preamplifier & Why Does A Mic Need One?

So you’ve got your microphone, and you’re ready to go. Not so fast! You’ll also need some sort of microphone preamplifier to use the signal from your microphone effectively. What is a microphone preamplifier, and why does a mic need one? A mic preamp is a type of amplifier with the purpose of bringing mic…

What Is A Dynamic Microphone? (Detailed Definition + Examples)
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What Is A Dynamic Microphone? (Detailed Definition + Examples)

Of all the differentiating factors between microphones, they are most often distinguished as one of two major types: dynamic and condenser. Because the term dynamic applies to so many microphones, there’s a lot to know about dynamic microphones. What is a dynamic microphone? A dynamic microphone is a transducer audio device that converts sound (mechanical…

Top 8 Best Microphones Under $150 For Recording Vocals
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Top 8 Best Microphones Under $150 For Recording Vocals

When developing an interest in audio recording, people tend to want to start recording their voices. The first logical question typically has to do with microphone choice. In this article, we’ll go over (in a sort of beginner’s guide sort of way) the best budget microphones for recording vocals that cost less than $150. The…

Top 10 Best Microphones Under $500 For Recording Vocals
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Top 10 Best Microphones Under $500 For Recording Vocals

Vocals are often to most forefront elements in a musical mix, and so recording vocals to the best of our abilities is critical when recording music. There are many vocal microphones on the market, and, fortunately, many great vocal microphones have price tags under $500. The Top 10 Best Microphones Under $500 For Recording Vocals…

Top 12 Best Microphones Under $1,000 For Recording Vocals
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Top 12 Best Microphones Under $1,000 For Recording Vocals

One of the first questions recording artists and engineers have when they begin practicing is something along the lines of “what is the best microphone for recording vocals?” The following concern is generally price (the top-performing vocal mics are awfully expensive). This article will provide you with 12 of the best mid-budget vocal mics for…

Top 11 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals
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Top 11 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals

When getting into music and/or recording, one of the first questions we find ourselves asking is, “what are the best vocal microphones?” This seemingly simple question is actually quite complex, and there are plenty of answers. In this article, we’ll go through the top 11 best microphones for vocals, focusing particularly on the recording of…