Handheld vocal mic. Sleek 70's design.
Originally designed for vocals, this mic has a soft roll-off at 8 kHz. Often used for kick drum or bass guitar.
Modern (c. 1980) version of D12E.
Hypercardioid and small size. Good for fitting in tight spots.
"Pro" version of ATM-25. Hypercardioid dynamic mic well suited for toms/kick drum.
Similar to Pro 25 but with more rugged body. Hypercardioid dynamic mic well suited for toms/kick drum. Smallish size makes it great for sneaking into tight spots.
D2 is designed for use with toms and percussion. D4 is designed for use with lower frequency instruments.
Better as a ball than as a mic. Not very good as a ball, though.
Designed for voice. Capsule is located very close to the front of the wind screen. Very susceptible to proximity effect. Often used for low frequency instruments. Diaphragm cannot withstand prolonged exposure to wind blasts. Using a foam wind screen can alleviate this stress. Great on bass, drums and voice.
Designed for close miking percussion. Can handle very high SPLs. Great on snare drum.
Broadcast industry standard. I believe this is the only mic used at all NPR stations. If I had to choose only one mic, it would be this. Works on everything.
Designed for use with toms and snare drum.
Designed for use on guitar cabinets and toms. End address!
Designed for use with kick drum.
Modern version of the MD409. Don’t know if there is any real similarities between the two mics other than the appearance. Side address makes it easy to hang in front of an amp. Again, good for if an engineer is feeling lazy and doesn’t want to set up a mic stand. Why is this engineer so lazy?
One of the greatest sounding dynamic mics with the absolute worst integral mic clip design. Built in 5 position low frequency roll off switch. “M” for Musik and “S” for Sprache.
Modern kick drum mic. Scooped sound. All drums sound the same using this mic.
James Hetfield, Michael Jackson.
Industry standard instrument mic. Go-to for snare and electric guitar. Good enough for Keith Richards and Eddie Van Halen.
Dynamic vocal mic. You know the one.
Handheld dynamic mic.