Microphones - Live Sound

Sennheiser e935 - Vocals - eight available

The standard stage vocal mic here at Grimshaw Audio. They have a classy sound tailored for live vocals. The pickup area is fairly wide in front of the mic, which means they're fairly forgiving of mic technique.

Sennheiser e906 - Cabs - four available

This mic makes it very easy to get great results from guitar/bass amps.

Sennheiser e904 - Drums and General Purpose- eight available

The e904 was primarily intended for clipping on to drum kits, but these little mics sound great, so they often get used on other sources.

SE Electronics X1D - Kick Drum Condenser - one available

The choice kick drum mic at Grimshaw Audio. Most kick drum mics are pre-EQ'd in some way, with a large peak in the kHz range. I find that makes all kick drums sound very similar, which isn't great when you need something that works with a wide range of genres. A jazz kick drum does not need to sound like a cannon, for example.

The X1D is essentially flat through the kHz range, and also deep into the bass - I've found signals as low as 16Hz coming from some kick drums.

The flat response means the kick sound is easily tailored to the genre, making this an ideal mic.

Beyerdynamic TG-X 930 - Premium Vocal Condenser - one available

A premium vocal mic, based on the same capsule as the MC930, but with slightly different circuitry to optimise for up-close vocal work.

Beyerdynamic M201TG - General Purpose - one available

Another excellent all-round microphone: "If an SM57 were a microphone, it would sound like this."

Hypercardioid pickup pattern and a flat response means it's an excellent general-purpose microphone.

Beyerdynamic M88TG - General Purpose - one available

Excellent all-round microphone. Hypercardioid pickup pattern means excellent rejection of other sounds. Works well for live or recorded material.

Beyerdynamic M67 - General Purpose - four available

A vintage dynamic mic. These were made in the late 1960s and they actually sound very good. Many modern dynamic microphones have an elevated response through the kHz range, which means they sound quite "bright". These mics are exceptionally flat through that range, which results in a more natural sound.

The switch introduces a gentle low-cut filter that works perfectly for close-mic'd applications.

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