A collection of studio microphones available for Musical Portraits in the Muse Cave.

Studio Microphones

TLM-103

Studio Role: 

Acoustic Guitar | Vocal | Dialog

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Neumann

Studio Role Position: 

1

The Neumann TLM-103 Anniversary is the Cave’s primary large diaphragm condenser microphone

As with the AKG 414, its primary role is an Acoustic Desk micing of the Taylor 814ce LTD Cocobolo and the Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI acoustic guitar.

The Muse Cave generally produces instrumental Musical Portraits but when a Vocal, or some video Dialog, is required the TLM-103 is the mic of choice.

By using the Neumann TLM-103, through the Avalon VT-737sp, and the AKG 414 through the Mike-e preamp channel strip, great tracks can be created for the acoustic guitars in stereo.

C414

Studio Role: 

Acoustic Guitar | Vocal | Dialog

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AKG

Studio Role Position: 

2

The AKG C414 XLS is the Cave’s go-to large diaphragm condenser microphone

The 414’s primary role is Acoustic Desk micing of the Taylor 814ce LTD Cocobolo and the Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI acoustic guitar.

Paired with the Neumann TLM-103, through the Avalon VT-737sp, and the AKG 414 through the Mike-e preamp channel strip, great tracks can be created for the acoustic guitars in stereo.

R-121

Studio Role: 

Kelley Tube Amp & Taylor Acoustic

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Royer

Studio Role Position: 

3

The Royer R-121 is the premier microphone for recording guitar amps in the world.

Paired with a Shure SM-57, in a single mic clip, a perfect blend of pristine ribbon mic tones and street raw tones of the iconic SM-57 can be recorded.

The R-121 is generally processed using the Avalon VT-737sp top-of-the-line tube channel strip and the SM-57 with the Empirical Labs Mike-e channel strip to create a tonal blend or a quasi-stereo DAW track.

R-10

Studio Role: 

Celestion Creamback dual 12" Cabinet

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Royer

Studio Role Position: 

4

Ribbon mic for the Blackstar & Tone King shared Seismic Creamback cabinet and stereo mic for the acoustic guitars.

The Royer R-10 is a moderately price professional ribbon mic that can serve in many different roles in the Muse Cave studio.

LA-220

Studio Role: 

Acoustic Guitar | Guitar Amps

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Lauten Audio

Studio Role Position: 

5

Lauten Audio's Series Black LA-220 is a large-diaphragm cardioid FET condenser mic with a 1" pressure gradient capsule,

SM-57

Studio Role: 

Kelley Tube Amp

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Shure

Studio Role Position: 

6

The SM-57 is the industry standard guitar amp mic for decades. Paired with the Royer R-121 ribbon mic it is a match made in guitar tone heaven.

The R-121 is crystal clear and true to its sound source at high SPL levels. The SM-57 is musically colored and complements the pristine R-121 perfectly for that classic tube tone we all know and love.

The Seismic Custom Twin 12" Celestion Creamback cabinet, is used by the "Bedroom Amps" as a shared cabinet. It is mic'd with two SM-57s, one for each Celestion 12" Creamback speaker.

SM-57

Studio Role: 

Seismic Creamback Blackstar Tube Amp

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Shure

Studio Role Position: 

7

The SM-57 is the industry standard guitar amp mic for decades.

The Seismic Custom Twin 12" Celestion Creamback cabinet, is used by the "Bedroom Amps" as a shared cabinet. It is mic'd with two SM-57s, one for each Celestion 12" Creamback speaker.

SM-57

Studio Role: 

Seismic Creamback Tone King Tube Amp

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Shure

Studio Role Position: 

8

The SM-57 is the industry standard guitar amp mic for decades.

The Seismic Custom Twin 12" Celestion Creamback cabinet, is used by the "Bedroom Amps" as a shared cabinet. It is mic'd with two SM-57s, one for each Celestion 12" Creamback speaker.

enCore 100i

Studio Role: 

Fender Twin Left Creamback mic

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Blue

Studio Role Position: 

9

It's specifically designed to have a tighter polar pattern, so it'll pick up just what you want, without those issues with bleed. And its custom circuit (with transformer) and highpass filter give it an optimized frequency response for capturing drums, amplified instruments, and vocals.

Beta 57A

Studio Role: 

Fender Twin Left Creamback mic

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Shure

Studio Role Position: 

10

Excellent for acoustic and electric instruments as well as for vocals, the extremely versatile Shure Beta 57A dynamic microphone provides optimal warmth and presence.

e906

Studio Role: 

Blackstar tube amp mic

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Sennheiser

Studio Role Position: 

11

The e-906 is an industry standard for close micing tube guitar amps. It adds a high pass filter at 80 HZ to the legendary e609 basic specs.

As with the e-609 It does not require a mic stand as it hangs down from the top of the amp on its cable. It lays flat against the amp's grill cloth.

The e-906 role is in the Dual Amp Muse studio configuration on the Blackstar tube amp.

e609

Studio Role: 

Tone King tube amp mic

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Sennheiser

Studio Role Position: 

12

The e-609 is an industry standard for close micing tube guitar amps at high SPL levels.

It does not require a mic stand as it hangs down from the top of the amp on its cable. It lays flat against the amp's grill cloth.

The e-609 role is in the Dual Amp Muse studio configuration on the Tone King tube amp.

V7 X

Studio Role: 

Black Spirit left Eminence mic

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sE Electronics

Studio Role Position: 

13

Tailor-made for instruments, this microphone’s specialized aluminum voice coil delivers detailed highs and deep, clear lows from whatever you put in front of it.

V7 X

Studio Role: 

Black Spirit left Eminence mic

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sE Electronics

Studio Role Position: 

14

Tailor-made for instruments, this microphone’s specialized aluminum voice coil delivers detailed highs and deep, clear lows from whatever you put in front of it.

VMS ML-2

Studio Role: 

Hartke cabinet Left channel Wet FXs

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Slate Digital

Studio Role Position: 

15

This neutral-sounding small-diaphragm modeling mic captures even the loudest sources with clinical precision — the perfect blank canvas to use with Slate's microphone emulations.

VMS ML-2

Studio Role: 

H & K cabinet Left channel Wet FXs

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Slate Digital

Studio Role Position: 

16

This neutral-sounding small-diaphragm modeling mic captures even the loudest sources with clinical precision — the perfect blank canvas to use with Slate's microphone emulations.

Beta 52

Studio Role: 

Bass Guitar Reamping mic for the Hartke Amp

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Shure

Studio Role Position: 

17

This microphone is specially designed for all kinds of bass, from kick drums to bass guitars.

TCM 1050

Studio Role: 

Special purpose auxiliary mic

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Nady

Studio Role Position: 

18

The TCM1050 is a rebadged Alctron HSGT-2B, a multipattern, large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone. Read more: http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/Nady/TCM1050#ixzz6iQljm14g

C1000

Studio Role: 

Special purpose auxiliary mic

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AKG

Studio Role Position: 

19

Recommended the C1000 to project studio engineers and field recording specialists for years because of its clarity and versatility, and this updated version is more versatile than ever.

990

Studio Role: 

Special purpose auxiliary mic

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MXL

Studio Role Position: 

20

The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones.

95A

Studio Role: 

Special purpose auxiliary mic

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CAD

Studio Role Position: 

21

A superior low-noise, electret condenser cardioid microphone designed for professional vocalists and musicians.

95A

Studio Role: 

Special purpose auxiliary mic

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CAD

Studio Role Position: 

22

A superior low-noise, electret condenser cardioid microphone designed for professional vocalists and musicians.

Measurement Mic

Studio Role: 

Reference measurement microphone

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Sonarworks

Studio Role Position: 

23

The SoundID Reference Measurement Microphone is used with Sonarworks SoundID Reference Room Calibration software to fine tune a studio control room after it had been acoustically treated.

RTA-M

Studio Role: 

Room Calibration

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DBX

Studio Role Position: 

24

The RTA-M is an omni-directional, flat frequency measurement microphone. Flat frequency response, super-accurate omnidirectional mic.