AKG C-1000S
       
     
AKG C451 E/EB (x4)
       
     
Audio Technica AE2500
       
     
Audio Technica AT4041 (x2)
       
     
Audio Technica Pro37R (x2)
       
     
Audio Technica AT4033 (x2)
       
     
Audio Technica 4040
       
     
Beyerdynamic MC 833 N(C/7)
       
     
Audio Technica AT4051 (x3)
       
     
Blue Baby Bottle
       
     
CAD M179 (x2)
       
     
Calrec CB20C w/ CC51 cardioid capsule and K10 swivel (x2)
       
     
Chameleon Labs TS-1 Mk. II (x2)
       
     
El Studio custom U67 clone
       
     
Mojave Audio MA100 SP
       
     
MXL 990 Michael Joly "Hulk" mod (x2)
       
     
MXL 2001 (x2)
       
     
Neumann CMV-563
       
     
Neumann U87
       
     
Oktava MK-319
       
     
Realistic PZM
       
     
Red Type-B with B-2
       
     
Røde NTK tube condenser
       
     
Schoeps CMC-5-U w/ CK4 cardioid capsules (x2)
       
     
Shure BETA 91
       
     
AKG C-1000S
       
     
AKG C-1000S

One of my least favorite mics of all time. Embarrassed to have this on our gear list.  The "S" stands for "sucks".

AKG C451 E/EB (x4)
       
     
AKG C451 E/EB (x4)

With CK-1 cardioid capsules (x3), CK-22 omni capsules (x2), A-50 -20 dB pads (x2) and A-51 "knuckle" adaptors (x2).  One of my favorite mics. Good on almost everything. Excels as drum overheads and close mics (using pads) on drums. Very high output and low noise.  EB versions feature 2 position high pass filter switch.  Transformer coupled output.

Audio Technica AE2500
       
     
Audio Technica AE2500

Dual element dynamic/condenser coincident microphone designed for use on kick drums.  Each capsule has its own discrete output.  Great for lazy engineers who can't be bothered setting up a 2nd mic stand.  What a chore!

Audio Technica AT4041 (x2)
       
     
Audio Technica AT4041 (x2)

Small diaphragm condenser mics with high pass filter switch.  Very bright and detailed.  High output and low self noise.

Audio Technica Pro37R (x2)
       
     
Audio Technica Pro37R (x2)

Small diaphragm transformerless output design. Very detailed.

Audio Technica AT4033 (x2)
       
     
Audio Technica AT4033 (x2)

General purpose large diaphragm condenser microphone with built-in pad and high pass filter. Fixed cardioid pattern.

Audio Technica 4040
       
     
Audio Technica 4040

Large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone.

Beyerdynamic MC 833 N(C/7)
       
     
Beyerdynamic MC 833 N(C/7)

Stereo microphone switchable between X-Y and M-S stereo modes.  Width of stereo image can be adjusted by turning set screw which changes the angle of the outer 2 elements.  Excellent sound quality and sleek modern design.

Audio Technica AT4051 (x3)
       
     
Audio Technica AT4051 (x3)

Small diaphragm condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules.  We have 3x cardioid capsules and 1x omni.  Very bright. Good for drum overheads or where brightness is desired.

Blue Baby Bottle
       
     
Blue Baby Bottle

Fixed cardioid pattern large diaphragm condenser microphone.  Works well on guitar cabinets.

CAD M179 (x2)
       
     
CAD M179 (x2)

General purpose side address large diaphragm continuously variable multi-pattern condenser microphone with switchable -20 dB pad and HPF.  High output.  We currently have these (semi) permanently installed as room mics.

Calrec CB20C w/ CC51 cardioid capsule and K10 swivel (x2)
       
     
Calrec CB20C w/ CC51 cardioid capsule and K10 swivel (x2)

Small diaphragm cardioid condenser mics from England.  Modular capsule design.  Transformer coupled output.  Excellent sound quality.  Good enough for the BBC!

Chameleon Labs TS-1 Mk. II (x2)
       
     
Chameleon Labs TS-1 Mk. II (x2)

Small diaphragm tube condenser mic with interchangeable cardioid and omni small diaphragm capsules and one multipattern large diaphragm capsule.

El Studio custom U67 clone
       
     
El Studio custom U67 clone

Hand made in Oakland. K67-style capsule made in Russia. Output transformer made in Kansas. NOS Telefunken EF86 tube. Copy of the Neumann U67 tube mic.

Mojave Audio MA100 SP
       
     
Mojave Audio MA100 SP

Matched stereo pair of small diaphragm tube condenser microphones.  Tube circuit utilize a 'cathode follower' design which allows the mic's output transformer to be installed in the power supply.  That way, a much larger and more robust transformer can be used which equals a mic with very high SPL handling capacity. These mics excel at close miking drums or as drum overheads.  Stock cardioid capsules have a +6 dB presence peak at 6 kHz - a similar frequency response to a Shure SM57.  We had Michael Joly of OktavaMod build custom cardioid capsules which exhibit a much flatter frequency response than the stock capsules.  Both capsule sets have their uses and sound great!

MXL 990 Michael Joly "Hulk" mod (x2)
       
     
MXL 990 Michael Joly "Hulk" mod (x2)

Custom electronics and 3 micron MJE-K47 capsule. Non sibilant. Very detailed sounding microphone without being harsh.  Great as drum overheads or on voice.

MXL 2001 (x2)
       
     
MXL 2001 (x2)

Fixed cardioid pattern large diaphragm condenser mic.  I modified these to be tube mics based on the David Royer mod published in Tape Op. Sound of modified mic is vastly improved from stock.

Neumann CMV-563
       
     
Neumann CMV-563

Large diaphragm tube condenser microphone with M-7S (cardioid) and M-55 (omni) capsules.  

Neumann U87
       
     
Neumann U87

Excellent example of an early 70's vintage Neumann U87.  Industry standard large diaphragm condenser microphone.  Excels in almost any application.

Oktava MK-319
       
     
Oktava MK-319

Large diaphragm fixed cardioid pattern condenser mic made in Russia.

Realistic PZM
       
     
Realistic PZM

Radio Shack's version of a Crown PZM.

Red Type-B with B-2
       
     
Red Type-B with B-2

Blue microphones had a separate line of mics under the label Red for about 5 minutes. This is a solid state amplifier body with modular capsules similar to the Neumann CMV “lollipop” capsule system. This is a very high quality mic/capsule combination with lot of detail and plenty of low end. Great on acoustic guitar and voice.  B-2 capsule is a figure-8 pattern.

Røde NTK tube condenser
       
     
Røde NTK tube condenser

Large diaphragm fixed cardioid pattern tube condenser mic.

Schoeps CMC-5-U w/ CK4 cardioid capsules (x2)
       
     
Schoeps CMC-5-U w/ CK4 cardioid capsules (x2)

Finest in German microphone design and manufacturing.

Shure BETA 91
       
     
Shure BETA 91

Shure’s most popular pressure zone microphone, the Beta 91 is most commonly used inside kick drums for that “...And Justice For All” clickity-click kick drum sound. Often used in conjunction with a dynamic mic.