Pro Audio Condenser Microphones
Professional music and audio recording studios often have many dozens of different specialized microphones each ideal for different settings and uses. Condenser microphones have a more accurate recording of the speed of sounds, meaning they have a better frequency and transient response. They generally also are better for capturing louder or transitioning sounds which makes them an ideal studio microphone for song recording.
When looking for a studio condenser microphone, a vast range of price and quality differences can make finding the perfect professional microphone difficult.
How Do I Compare Different Condenser Microphones?
When looking at condenser microphones, there are many different brands, capabilities and perks to consider. Here is a rough guideline to consider:
- First determine which type of connectivity you want your microphone to use, as this will determine how far away it can be from your recording source. USB, XLR, TS, TRS and 8 Pin connectors are all common. USB options are best for those wanting to record directly to computer.
- Wireless microphones combine direct-to-computer recording with the ability to be used in closed recording rooms or over long distances. Infrared, RF, UHF, VHF, Bluetooth and AM capabilities are common options for computer microphones.
- The available form factors for microphones can determine the comfort and ease of use. Handheld options require carrying, while lapel and headset options place the microphone close to the mouth. Gooseneck and standing microphones rest on a surface in front of the speaker.