Instrument Microphones

Instrument Microphones

Instrument Microphones: Dynamic and Condenser Microphones

Instrument microphones are optimized for applications such as drums, percussion and wind instruments.

Dynamic Microphones | Condenser Microphones


 

Microphone basics: Transducer types  |  Polar patterns  |  Frequency response

The PGA57 clearly reproduces sound sources in amplified instrument and acoustic drum performance and recording applications.

Best suited to:
Electric Guitar

Also great for:
Snare, Toms, Brass

Dynamic
Cardioid
The PGA56 is designed for clear reproduction of the sound source in close-miking percussion applications.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Electric Guitar

Dynamic
Cardioid
Highly versatile cardioid dynamic mic for clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments, ideal for sound reinforcement and recording.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Brass

Dynamic
Cardioid
Precision-engineered dynamic microphone designed for detailed reproduction of amplified or acoustic instruments.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Strings, Brass

Dynamic
Supercardioid
A compact drum mic engineered for close miking of snare and toms. The supercardioid design provides maximum isolation from other onstage sounds.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Electric Guitar

Dynamic
Supercardioid
The PGA52 is designed to deliver clarity in kick drum and low-frequency performance and recording applications.

Best suited to:
Bass Drum

Dynamic
Cardioid
Drum mic optimized for low-frequency bass punch and high-power SPL handling

Best suited to:
Bass Drum

Dynamic
Supercardioid
Industry-standard cardioidPicks up most sound in front of the microphone and some from the sides. It is less susceptible to feedback in high volume environments.Read moreGo to the glossary dynamicDynamic mics have a simple, rugged construction and can handle very high sound pressure levels.Read moreGo to the glossary instrument microphone with a USB Signal Adapter
This essential package with 4 drum microphones covers all that you need in performance and recording to get you started.
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The extended package with 6 microphones gives you full coverage of your drums in live performance and recording.
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Premium 4-piece drum kit. contains professional quality mics for Kick Drum, Snare and Toms
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Large Diaphragm Side-Address Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Best suited to:
Speech, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Vocals, Hihat, Overhead, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
The PGA81 is ideal for use in acoustic instrument performance and recording.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
PG27USB USB Microphone for PC Home Recording
Side-address cardioid condenser mic for instrument and vocals with USB plug and play connectivity

Best suited to:
Speech, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Vocals, Hihat, Overhead, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
SM137 Instrument Microphone
Versatile, flat-response cardioid probe mic with an ultra-thin diaphragm for natural sound reproduction in acoustic and high volume applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Strings, Choir & Orchestra, Piano, Brass

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
Condenser microphone with supercardioid polar pattern, precision-engineered for high-SPL instrument applications.

Best suited to:
Brass, Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Supercardioid
Miniature supercardioid condenser microphone, designed for toms, snares and percussion instruments

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Condenser
Supercardioid
Condenser microphone for brass or percussion instruments, flexible integrated gooseneck with clip-on clamp for precise positioning

Best suited to:
Brass

Also great for:
Snare, Toms, Strings, Additional acoust. instr.

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Analog
Digital
Wireless options

Condenser
Cardioid
Rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone, with premium components for stage and studio

Best suited to:
Vocals, Brass

Also great for:
Bass Drum, Electric Guitar

Condenser
Cardioid
Selectable frequency response cardioid microphone that delivers warm and smooth audio reproduction in close-proximity studio and vocal applications

Best suited to:
Speech, Vocals

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Snare, Toms, Bass Drum

Dynamic
Cardioid
Legendary industry-standard, flat-response cardioid condenser microphone, featuring a wide frequency response and low self-noise.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
Beta 27 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The Beta 27 is a side address condenser supercardioid microphone precision engineered for professional sound reinforcement

Best suited to:
Electric Guitar, Hihat, Overhead, Brass, Piano

Also great for:
Vocals, Bass Drum

Condenser
Supercardioid
Premium condenser mic with a cardioid pattern for acoustic instruments, detailed and extremely precise sound in the studio and live performance

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Acoustic Guitar, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
KSM141 Instrument Microphone
Premium Condenser microphone with switchable polar pattern, optimized for acoustic instrments

Best suited to:
Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Very rugged, professional ribbon mic. The dual voice design combines two different sound patterns in one microphone.

Best suited to:
Vocals, Electric Guitar

Also great for:
Brass

Ribbon
Bidirectional
Very rugged ribbon microphone with extremely precise sound for studio and live applications

Best suited to:
Vocals

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr.

Ribbon
Bidirectional
Beta 98AC Instrument Microphone
High output miniature cardioid condenser microphone, compact design allows for discreet placement on a variety of acoustic or amplified instruments.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion, Brass

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
Beta 98AMP Instrument Microphone
Miniature cardioid condenser microphone with integrated preamplifier and A75M universal microphone mount

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
Beta 98ADC Instrument Microphone
Built for toms, snares and percussion with a cardioid condenser microphone for a smooth, natural response.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
Beta 91A Kick Drum Boundary Microphone
Half-cardioid condenser boundary microphone, optimised for kick drums and other low frequency applications

Best suited to:
Bass Drum

Also great for:
Piano, Choir & Orchestra

Condenser
Halfcardioid
Beta 181BI Instrument Microphone
Ultra compact, small diaphragm side-address condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules for different polar patterns.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Choir & Orchestra

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr., Electric Guitar

Condenser
Supercardioid
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Bidirectional