AKG D 310
       
     
AKG D12E
       
     
AKG D112
       
     
AKG D58
       
     
Audio Technica Pro 25
       
     
Audio Technica ATM25
       
     
Audix D2 (x2) and D4
       
     
Blue "The Ball"
       
     
Beyerdynamic M-88 (TG)
       
     
Beyerdynamic M201N(C)
       
     
Electro-Voice RE-20
       
     
Heil Sound PR 28
       
     
Heil Sound PR 30
       
     
Heil Sound PR 48
       
     
Sennheiser e609
       
     
Sennheiser MD421-U
       
     
Shure BETA 52
       
     
Shure SM-7B
       
     
Shure SM57 (x7)
       
     
Shure SM58 (x3)
       
     
Shure 565SD Unisphere
       
     
AKG D 310
       
     
AKG D 310

Handheld vocal mic.  Sleek 70's design.

AKG D12E
       
     
AKG D12E

Originally designed for vocals, this mic has a soft roll-off at 8 kHz. Often used for kick drum or bass guitar.

AKG D112
       
     
AKG D112

Modern (c. 1980) version of D12E.  

AKG D58
       
     
AKG D58

Hypercardioid and small size.  Good for fitting in tight spots.

Audio Technica Pro 25
       
     
Audio Technica Pro 25

"Pro" version of ATM-25.  Hypercardioid dynamic mic well suited for toms/kick drum.

Audio Technica ATM25
       
     
Audio Technica ATM25

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.

Audix D2 (x2) and D4
       
     
Audix D2 (x2) and D4

D2 is designed for use with toms and percussion.  D4 is designed for use with lower frequency instruments.

Blue "The Ball"
       
     
Blue "The Ball"

Better as a ball than as a mic. Not very good as a ball, though.

Beyerdynamic M-88 (TG)
       
     
Beyerdynamic M-88 (TG)

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.

Beyerdynamic M201N(C)
       
     
Beyerdynamic M201N(C)

Designed for close miking percussion. Can handle very high SPLs. Great on snare drum.

Electro-Voice RE-20
       
     
Electro-Voice RE-20

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.

Heil Sound PR 28
       
     
Heil Sound PR 28

Designed for use with toms and snare drum.

Heil Sound PR 30
       
     
Heil Sound PR 30

Designed for use on guitar cabinets and toms. End address!

Heil Sound PR 48
       
     
Heil Sound PR 48

Designed for use with kick drum.

Sennheiser e609
       
     
Sennheiser e609

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?

Sennheiser MD421-U
       
     
Sennheiser MD421-U

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.

Shure BETA 52
       
     
Shure BETA 52

Modern kick drum mic. Scooped sound. All drums sound the same using this mic.

Shure SM-7B
       
     
Shure SM-7B

James Hetfield, Michael Jackson.

Shure SM57 (x7)
       
     
Shure SM57 (x7)

Industry standard instrument mic. Go-to for snare and electric guitar. Good enough for Keith Richards and Eddie Van Halen.

Shure SM58 (x3)
       
     
Shure SM58 (x3)

Dynamic vocal mic. You know the one.

Shure 565SD Unisphere
       
     
Shure 565SD Unisphere

Handheld dynamic mic.