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

Studio Microphones

R-121

Studio Role: 

All Purpose Ribbon Microphone

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Royer

Primary dynamic mic for Acoustic Guitar, Kelley guitar amp, Vocals, and Dialog tracks. The R-121 is good on just about every source from drums, brass, electric guitar and bass to acoustic instruments, strings and percussion. It has a wide dynamic range with a rich low end and has the ability to take large amounts of EQ if necessary.

SM-57

Studio Role: 

Guitar Amps

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Shure

More than able to reproduce tone, the SM57 is also uniquely designed to deal with high-pressure sound that explodes from instruments and amplifiers. So you can turn it up without distortion drowning out the show.

Beta 57A

Studio Role: 

Guitar Amps

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Shure

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: 

Wet Effects Amps

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Sennheiser

the e 906, a supercardioid dynamic mic that's custom designed for great instrument reproduction! The e 906 instrument microphone is especially tailored for guitar amps, and is also excellent for percussion and horns.

e609

Studio Role: 

Wet Effects Amps

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Sennheiser

Just like the classic MD 409, the e609 likes to be right up on the grille of your guitar cabinet, to the degree that you can just drape it over your amp and let it hang there in the right spot on your amp — no stand needed! A natural 40Hz low-frequency cutoff prevents excessive boominess, and it’s virtually impossible to overload the e609, so go ahead and crank it up. Other things to note are its clear sound, courtesy of a powerful neodymium magnet and hum-compensating coil.

enCore 100i

Studio Role: 

Guitar Amps

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Blue

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.

V7 X

Studio Role: 

Guitar Amps

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sE Electronics

ailor-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: 

Guitar Amps

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sE Electronics

ailor-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: 

Acoustic Guitar | Guitar Amps

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Slate Digital

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: 

Acoustic Guitar | Guitar Amps

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Slate Digital

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.

LA-220

Studio Role: 

Acoustic Guitar | Guitar Amps

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Lauten Audio

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

Beta 52

Studio Role: 

Bass Amp

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Shure

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

TCM 1050

Studio Role: 

Acoustic Guitar | Vocal | Dialog

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Nady

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: 

Acoustic Guitar | Guitar Amps

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AKG

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.

95A

Studio Role: 

Guitar Amps

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CAD

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

95A

Studio Role: 

Guitar Amps

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CAD

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

990

Studio Role: 

Acoustic Guitar | Guitar Amps

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MXL

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

RTA-M

Studio Role: 

Room Calibration

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DBX

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