Microphones for recording music in project studios (home studios)
A continuing trend in the music business is the increase in high-quality, home-based project studios. While primarily for convenience, they need to contain top-quality equipment, including microphones. The twin-diaphragm mics in this series are the best choice for a project studio. Choose between the 2006A Twin Diaphragm Omnidirectional Microphone or the 2011A Twin Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone, depending on your specific needs. These mics performs as well as more exclusive microphones.
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Microphones for concert halls
Recording classical symphonies in a large concert hall setting, has different challenges than recording rhythmic bands in a studio, but still great sounds starts with great microphones.
The 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone and the 4011 Cardioid Microphone combine the best microphone capsules with the best preamplifiers to deliver superior sound for high-quality reproductions of the acoustics of halls, churches and other pristine recording venues. The range is wide and provides superb-sounding microphones with any type of pickup pattern required for your specific needs. Within the series there are a wide variety of capsules matching any recording need. This series also contains a range of meticulously matched stereo and surround kits that can be used in conjunction with the S5 Surround Mount to capture amazing surround sound recordings of classical symphonies.
Floor standing mics for classical singers
Classically-trained opera singers are used to using their voice to fill up the hall. These singers can sing at extremely high SPL, which can cause distortion in the microphone. Additionally, the right amount of "air" between the singer and the microphone is essential to give it a classical sound, so close miking, which is also done for other music genres cannot be used here. Recording these singers in concert is often done using elegant floor-standing microphones, which have the correct audio quality as well as visual impact for the performance.
Available in either a cardioid or a supercardioid variant, these floor stand mics are our best solution for the highest-quality sound capture in both recording and live performance situations. Both variants are widely customizable; available in a range of boom lengths to meet any need. The 4011F Floor Stand Microphone is the cardioid variant, which provides a natural response to voice and a noise rejecting quality. No equalization is needed to remove any microphone artifacts; voice intelligibility is straight out of the mic. The 4018F Floor Stand Microphone is the highly-directional supercardioid variant, which secures an identical sound color around the microphone. The usual rear lobe heard on most supercardioids is minimized making it much more isolated without sudden frequency dependent peaks and dips. This mic is highly customizable; available in a range of boom lengths to meet any need.
Microphones for film and TV
A properly boomed actor sounds very natural to the ear. Shotgun boom microphones are a staple in most film sound engineers arsenal of tools.
The 4017B Shotgun Microphone is equipped with a highly-directional hypercardioid pickup pattern; obtained using an interference tube that provides excellent off-axis rejection. Its unique directional pattern is useful when you need exceptionally high directivity with high background noise rejection. It is convenient when you cannot place the mic close enough to the sound source. The 4018C Supercardioid Microphone, Compact has a highly-directional supercardioid pickup pattern with a smooth and uniform off-axis frequency response. It is designed for use in long-distance film miking applications.