When it comes to recording live vocals, dynamic microphones are the workhorse of all mic types. They are well suited for live performances as they are so durable and relatively inexpensive. They’re also incredibly versatile in their uses and they can also be used for various tasks in the studio. This mic needs to be placed close to the sound source for optimum performance.
What’s the Difference? Dynamic Microphone Varieties
In the studio, dynamic mics will often be used to mic loud instruments such as guitar amps and drums. This is because they have a much higher threshold of gain than many condensers do. There are various models to choose from, which enhance the audio produced by different instruments in the studio – bringing it all together to form one cohesive sound.
Dynamic microphones are perfectly suited to vocals and speech in live performance, due to their uni-directional (cardioid) polar pattern and natural rejection to feedback. The frequency response of vocal mics such as the Shure SM58 and iSK DM-58 are also designed to suit the human voice.
Drums are often the loudest piece in a band. This makes dynamic mics perfect for mic’ing individual drums, without having to worry about the drums being too loud and distorting the mics.
In addition to guitar amps and tom/kick drums, these mics are useful for other loud instruments including brass and stringed instruments. The DM57 is a workhorse that can be used to mic guitar amps to male vocals with results that are hard to beat.
Live and Studio Dynamic Mics for Sale: Professional and Personal Use
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