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Microphone list

  • Microphones
    • The following microphones are shared between the studios, and are subject to availability

      The following microphones are shared between the studios, and are subject to availability

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    • AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon

      AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon

    • AKG C 12 (x4)

      AKG C 12

    • AKG C 414 B-ULS (x2)

      AKG C 414 B-ULS

      The C414 B-ULS is THE reference microphone for almost all comparative microphone tests and one of the most used condenser microphones in the world. It is the microphone of choice for miking up vocals, grand pianos, percussions, and any other sound sources with complex waveforms. A gold-sputtered 1-inch dual-diaphragm and Ultra Linear Series electronics combine to provide an extremely smooth frequency response.

    • AKG C 414 EB (x6)

      AKG C 414 EB

      The second generation of the classic C414 - also armed with the CK-12 capsule; the C414 EB (Brass)

    • AKG C 451 E (x4)

      AKG C 451 E

      The AKG C-451 E is a newly developed Condenser Microphone System using audio frequency circuitry with Field Effect Tran­sisters. Low noise level, extremely high reliability and life-long sta­bility are inherent features of the C-451 E.

    • AKG C 451 EB (x3)

      AKG C 451 EB

      The C451 EB + CK1 capsule, which was a bestseller right from the start in 1969, boasts an airy sound as well as a high overload limit . The roadworthy design around the handcrafted capsule and the low-noise preamp electronics ensure impressive results even under very harsh conditions.

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    • AKG D 112 (x2)

      AKG D 112

    • AKG D 12

      AKG D 12

      AKG's classic mic. It brings the full solid thud sound which was very popular with drummers in the 50's.

    • AKG D 12 E (x3)

      AKG D 12 E

      The D 12 E provides full, rich bass and ensures clean, undistorted reproduction at high sound levels. Its unique sound established the D 12 as the world’s standard microphone for bass drum and bass instrument Recording. With a frequency response extending down to 40 Hz, and a slight peak in the 60 to 120 Hz range, the microphone does full justice to instruments ranging from Kick drums to Trombones.

    • AKG The Tube

      AKG The Tube

    • Audio Technica AT4080 Active Ribbon Microphone

      Audio Technica AT4080 Active Ribbon Microphone

    • Audio-Technica AT4033

      Audio-Technica AT4033

    • Audio-Technica AT4041

      Audio-Technica AT4041

    • Audio-Technica AT4047 (x2)

      Audio-Technica AT4047

    • Audio-Technica AT4050

      Audio-Technica AT4050

    • Audio-Technica AT4060

      Audio-Technica AT4060

    • Audio-Technica AT4081 (x2)

      Audio-Technica AT4081

    • Audio-Technica ATM25 (x4)

      Audio-Technica ATM25

    • Beyerdynamic M 160 Ribbon

      Beyerdynamic M 160 Ribbon

    • Beyerdynamic M 69 N (x3)

      Beyerdynamic M 69 N

    • Beyerdynamic M 500N

      Beyerdynamic M 500N

    • Coles 4038 (x2)

      Coles 4038

      The Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a British Broadcasting (BBC) design for broadcasting and recording applications. It is used where a clear smooth wide range frequency response, absence of transient distortion and relatively high sensitivity is essential. The 4038 is a proven performer, and is in use around the world by broadcasting networks such as the BBC as well as top engineers and studios on hit recordings.

    • Crown PZM-30D (x3)

      Crown PZM-30D

    • DPA 4006 (x2)

      DPA 4006

    • Electrovoice RE 20 (x3)

      Electrovoice RE 20

      The RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers worldwide. Its popularity also extends into music production as a premium grade instrument microphone. Its Variable-D design and heavy-duty internal pop filter excel for close-in voice work, while an internal element shock-mount reduces vibration-induced noise.

    • Neumann KM 84i (x2)

      Neumann KM 84i

      The KM 84i is a small-diaphragm FET condenser with a fixed Cardioid pickup pattern. It was the world’s first phantom-powered microphone, built to run on 48v DC. Its design goal was to be as small as possible; the model name ‘KM’ stands for Kleine Mikrofon (“small microphone”). Although discontinued in 1992, the KM-84i remains a favorite of vintage mic enthusiasts for drum overheads and hi-hat applications.

    • Neumann KM 86

      Neumann KM 86

    • Neumann KM 86i (x2)

      Neumann KM 86i

      The KM 86 is a multipattern FET condenser microphone with two KK84 small-diaphragm Cardioid capsules mounted back-to-back. This mic was essentially a phantom-powered FET version of the KM 66 tube mic; both models contained a switch on the mic body allows selection of Cardioid, Omnidirectional, or figure-of-8 polar patterns.

    • Neumann M 49

      Neumann M 49

    • Neumann M 50 (x3) (Studio A Only)

      Neumann M 50

    • Neumann SM 69 fet

      Neumann SM 69 fet

    • Neumann TLM 170 (x2)

      Neumann TLM 170

    • Neumann U 47 FET (x2)

      Neumann U 47 FET

      he U 47 fet is an essential contributor to the 1960s and 1970s. As a secret weapon for recording producers eager to experiment, it was not only a top microphone for soloists, but also decisively affected the spatial dimension of the sound and the tonal depth of countless productions.

    • Neumann U 47 Valve

      Neumann U 47 Valve

      The Neumann U47 - one of the most famous vocal microphones since the late 40's. With a clear and pronounced high end this mic is favoured for vocals.

    • Neumann U 67 Tube (x7)

      Neumann U 67 Tube

      The Neumann U 67 is a multipattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a tube-and-transformer topology. It was introduced by Neumann in 1960 with the intention of replacing the U 47 in Neumann’s product line.

    • Neumann U 67 Tube (x2) with custom PSU

      Neumann U 67 Tube

      The Neumann U 67 is a multipattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a tube-and-transformer topology. It was introduced by Neumann in 1960 with the intention of replacing the U 47 in Neumann’s product line.

    • Neumann U 87 (x8)

      Neumann U 87

      The Neumann U87 features 3 switchable polar patterns and has a -10dB pad. A very popular microphone.

    • RCA 77-D Ribbon

      RCA 77-D Ribbon

    • RCA 77-DX Ribbon (x2)

      RCA 77-DX Ribbon

    • Royer R-121 Ribbon (x2)

      Royer R-121 Ribbon

      Like many of the best classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, output level comparable to a dynamic mic, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that's where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school, hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is an extremely versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks. Cranked up electric guitars, close up brass, drums - you name it, the R-121 will help you record it with realism you have to hear to believe.

    • Royer R-122 Ribbon (x2)

      Royer R-122 Ribbon

    • Schoeps CMC 5U (x2)

      Schoeps CMC 5U

    • Sennheiser MD 409 U3 (x4)

      Sennheiser MD 409 U3

    • Sennheiser MD 421-U (x14)

      Sennheiser MD 421-U

    • Sennheiser MKH 800 (x2)

      Sennheiser MKH 800

    • Shure SM57 Unidyne (x2)

      Shure SM57 Unidyne

    • Shure 556S

      Shure 556S

    • Shure SM48

      Shure SM48

    • Shure SM57 (x14)

      Shure SM57

      The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic microphone tuned for the clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments. The SM57 is ideal for sound reinforcement and recording applications.

    • Shure SM58

      Shure SM58

      The legendary SM58 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic vocal microphone, tailored to deliver warm and clear vocal reproduction. The SM58 is consistently the first choice for vocal performances around the globe.

    • Shure SM7 (x2)

      Shure SM7

    • Sony C-37A Valve Microphone

      Sony C-37A Valve Microphone

    • Sony C-800G (x2)

      Sony C-800G

    • Studer SKM5 (x4)

      Studer SKM5

    • Telefunken ELA M 251 (x2)

      Telefunken ELA M 251