Microphones

After extensive testing of many makes/models of microphones, the ones below have been hand-selected for reliably excellent sound.

AKG D12VR

After restoring a lot of original D12s and many variants, it's nice to know that the modern replacement, the D12VR, fits right in with those 50+ year old mics. When extended bass and a vintage-sounding mid-high range are what's needed, the D12VR is an excellent choice.
Two available.

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Beyerdynamic M201

This is another excellent mic from Beyerdynamic, with a focused pickup pattern and very clear sound.

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Beyerdynamic M88

The Beyerdynamic M88 is a legend among dynamic microphones. The tight hypercardioid pickup is great for isolation, and the extended low-frequency response makes it ideal for capturing bass or full-range instruments.

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Beyerdynamic MC910

The MC910 is the omnidirectional version of the MC930. Being omnidirectional, the low-frequency response extends down below 20Hz.
One available.

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Beyerdynamic MC930

The MC930 is a small-diaphragm condenser mic, featuring a combination of high sensitivity, low noise, high SPL tolerance, and great sound.
They can be useful for a huge range of jobs, from the main stereo pair for orchestral works, to close-mic'd drum kits.
There are seven available, which opens up options for multi-channel capture or spot-micing.

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Beyerdynamic MC950

The MC950 is the super-cardioid version of the MC930. It shares similar attributes, but has a narrower pickup pattern for sources requiring a bit more isolation.
One available.

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EV RE27N/D

The RE27 is like an RE20, but with a more bright/forward sound.
One available.

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EV RE320

The EV RE320, as produced, doesn't sound great. This one, however, has had its EQ network carefully modified to create a sound very close to that of an original RE20.
One available.

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Sennheiser MD421-II

The MD421 imparts a tonality that you don't get anywhere else. Sometimes, that's exactly what's needed.
Two available

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Sennheiser e904

The e904 is super-compact, making it great for placing around a drum kit. It also works well as a general-purpose mic.
Eight available.

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Sennheiser e906

A compact side-address dynamic mic. Great for cabinets, percussion, drums and brass.
Four available.

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Sennheiser e935

The Sennheiser e935 is their top-end cardioid dynamic mic. They sound great, with good isolation even on noisy stages.
Eight available.

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Sennheiser e965

The Sennheiser e965 is a condenser mic featuring a 1" diaphragm and switchable polar patterns. Extremely high quality capture of vocals and other instruments.
Two available.

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sE Electronics 4400a

The 4400a features dual 1" brass capsules with switchable pickup patterns. It has the big flattering sound you'd expect from a large-diaphragm condenser mic, but remains neutral enough to be useful on a wide range of sources. Combined with the various polar patterns available, many different mic techniques can be deployed.
Two available.

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sE Electronics VR1

The VR1 is a compact passive ribbon mic, with a clever waveguide to extend the high-frequency response past what most ribbons are capable of. The resulting sound is somewhere between typical "ribbon" and "condenser", and the figure-of-8 pickup pattern makes them very useful in some applications.
Two available.

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