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Common Microphones used in Studio's

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DRUMS 

KICK- USUALLY A LARGE DIAPHRAM DYNAMIC MIC 

AKG D-112 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 52 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER E602 CARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOICE (EV) RE-20 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA ATM-25 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA PRO-25 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 91CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN U47 FET 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN TLM193 

NEUMAN KM 180 SERIES 

SHURE SM58 

SNARE- USUALLY A SMALL DIAPHRAM DYNAMIC MIC 

SHURE SM 57 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 57 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER MD 441U DYNAMIC: SUPER-CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER E604 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER E903 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AKG C451 B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 98D/S MINATURE CONDENSOR: SUPER-CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM 180 SERIES 

HI-HAT- USUALLY A SMALL DIAPHRAM CONDENSOR MIC 

SHURE SM 81 CONDENSOR 

AKG C451 B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM 184 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM 84 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

MARSHALL/MAGAMI 203 

ELECTRO VOICE (EV) RE16 MOTOWN ‘DISCO HI-HAT’ SOUND 

TOMS- USUALLY A SMALL DIAPHRAM DYNAMIC MIC 

SHURE SM 57 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE SM 56 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 56 DYNAMIC:CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 98 

SENNHEISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER E604 DYNAMICE: CARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOICE (EV) ND 408 & 468 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA ATM-25 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 98D/S MINATURE CONDENSOR: SUPER-CARDIOD 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN KM 180 SERIES 

AKG 451 W/ -10 dB PADS 

OVER HEADS- USUALLY A STEREO PAIR OF SMALL or LARGE DIAPHRAM CONDENSOR MICS 

SHURE SM 81 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C1000S CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C3000B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C451 B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

AUDIO TECHNICA AT 4041 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM184 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM 180 SERIES 

NEUMAN TLM103 
NEUMAN U87 

AKG 452 

MARSHALL XL2003 

SHURE KSM44 

RODE NT4 STEREO X-Y MIC CONDENSOR: STEREO X-Y 

PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS (HAND, METAL OR WOOD)- EITHER DYNAMIC or CONDENSOR MIC 

SHURE SM 57 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE SM 56 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 56 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNEHISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOIC (EV) ND 408 or 468 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA ATM-25 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 98D/S MINATURE CONDENSOR: SUPER CARDIOD 

SHURE SM 81 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C1000S CONDENSOR: CARDIOD or HYPER-CARDIOD 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

SENNHEISER E614 ELECTRET CONDENSER: SUPERCARDIOD 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN TLM193 

NEUMAN KM180 SERIES 

ELECTRIC GUITAR- USUALLY A DYNAMIC MIC (SOMETIMES A LARG DIAPHRAM CONDENSOR MAY BE USED) 

SHURE SM 57 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOICE (EV) RE-20 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

ELECTRIC GUITAR AMP 

SENNHEISER E609 SILVER LARGE DIAPHRAGM: SUPERCARDIOD 

SENNHEISER MD 441 DYNAMIC: SUPERCARDIOD 

ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR- USUALLY A D.I. IS USED (EITHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE) 

WHIRLWIND DIRECTOR PASSIVE 
WHIRLWIND IMP 2 PASSIVE 
STEWERT ACTIVE 
CONTRYMAN ACTIVE 

ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR AMP- USUALLY A LARGE DIAPHRAM DYNAMIC MIC 

SENNHEISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOICE (EV) RE-20 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AKG D-112 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 52 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA ATM 25 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN TLM193 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR- CONDENSOR MIC EITHER SMALL or LARGE 

SHURE SM 81 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C451 B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM 184 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN TLM193 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

SENHEISER E608 DYNAMIC: SUPERCARDIOD 

ACOUSTIC BASS- EITHER DYNAMIC or CONDENSOR MIC(GENERALLY A LARG DIAPHRAM) 

SENNEISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOICE (EV) RE-20 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AKG D-112 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 52 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AKG C3000B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: MULTI-PATTERN 

ACOUSTIC PIANO- USUALLY A STEREO PAIR OF SMALL or LARGE DIAPHRAM CONDENSOR MICS

SHURE SM 81 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN KM 184 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C451 B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C1000S CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C3000B CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

NEUMAN CONDENSOR (ANY) 

HORNS 

SHURE SM 57 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SHURE BETA 56 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER MD 421 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENNHEISER E614 ELECTRET CONDENSER: SUPERCARDIOD 

ELECTRO-VOICE (EV) RE-20 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA ATM-25 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

AKG C414BULS CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AKG C414B/TL II CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

AUDIO TECHNICA PRO 35X MINITURE CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

SHURE WM 98 MINIATURE CONDENSOR: SUPER-CARDIOD 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN TLM193 

NEUMAN KM 180 SERIES 

HARMONICA- USUALLY A DYNAMIC MIC 

SHURE 520DX DYNAMIC: OMNI-DIRECTIONAL 

SHURE SM 58 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

VOCALS 

SENHEISER E825-S CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

SENHEISER E835 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENHEISER E845 DYNAMIC: SUPERCARDIOD 

SENHEISER E855 DYNAMIC: CARDIOD 

SENHEISER E865 CONDENSOR: CARDIOD 

SENHEISER E935 CARDIOD 

SENHEISER E945 DYNAMIC: SUPERCARDIOD 

SENHEISER MD 431 II DYNAMIC: SUPERCARDIOD (LIVE) 

NEUMAN TLM103 

NEUMAN TLM193 

NEUMAN KMS105