Shure PGDMK4 Performance Gear Drum Mic Kit Review

The PGDMK4 Drum Mic Kit is an essential drum kit mic selection for snare drums, rack/floor toms, and percussion. The kit includes a PG52 microphone for the kick drum and 3 PG56′s for the snare and toms. The kit includes all the cables and clamps needed to plug in and play. The kit also comes with a durable carrying case. [Read more...]

Shure PG57 Performance Gear Instrument Microphone Review

The PG57 Instrument Microphone is a versatile mic for amplified or acoustic instruments such as guitar amps, brass, or saxophone. This is a very affordable and application-specific microphone. This microphone can be taken out of the box and used immediately.

Sound

Because of the price, the sound is not as good as other Shure dynamic microphones. The output is a lot less than the SM57. You get what you pay for. The PG57 does have a bright character when used on electric guitars. The microphone works well with both clean and distorted guitars. Th PG57 is great when used on the snare. This microphone is not to be used for a drum overhead mic though. It is also a wonderful microphone for vocals. It has a natural sound that will turn a thin voice into a dynamic voice.

Quality/Value

This is definitely a Shure microphone. It feels well made with a durable touch. It comes with many accessories which is a great thing for beginners.

Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone Review

If you are looking for a solid broadcast dynamic microphone for a great price, the Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone is just for you. Dynamic broadcast microphones are used when you want the room around you to sound “live” not dead. Condenser microphones are great for quality sound of just YOUR voice, but dynamic broadcast microphones are great to give the atmosphere around you to chip into your recording. [Read more...]

Samson 5KIT Drum and Instrument Microphone Package Review

The Samson 8KIT Microphone Package is a great drum package for beginner musicians. For a great price this package will get the job done. This package includes 3 dynamic microphones for toms, 1 snare drum microphone, and 1 microphone for bass drum. The package also comes with a rugged case, which is great for me as I am on the road a lot during tours. [Read more...]

Samson 8KIT Microphone Package with 8 Mics and Case Review

The Samson 8KIT Microphone Package is a great drum package for beginner musicians. For a great price this package will get the job done. This package includes 2 large- diaphragm condensers for overheads, 3 dynamic microphones for toms, 1 snare drum microphone, 1 microphone for bass drum, and 1 pencil condenser microphone for the perfect hi-hat recording. The package also comes with a rugged case, which is great for me as I am on the road a lot during tours. [Read more...]

Shure Beta 56A Instrument Microphone Review

The Shure Beta series has done it again. The Shure Beta 56A is a must have for your home recording studio. This super cardiod pattern dynamic microphone is perfect for recording instruments ranging from guitar amps to woodwinds. It’s extremely uniform pickup pattern with high gain can pick up the perfect sound from the instrument and broadcast it anywhere. [Read more...]

Shure Beta 52A Kick Drum and Bass Microphone Review

Another great microphone brought to you by Shure. The Shure Beta 52A is designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It features a modified supercardioid pattern to insure very high gain before that unwanted feedback that all musicians dislike. It comes with a stand adapter that is actually durable unlike many stand adapters, and it comes integrated with an XLR connector. This makes it very easy to install and use right away in your rock out session. [Read more...]

Shure SM7B Dynamic Cardioid Studio Vocal Microphone Review

The Shure SM7B is a must-have for any home recording studio. Because of its affordable price tag, it is often called a “secret weapon” among recordists. This is such a versatile microphone that can be used to record anything from vocals to a snare drum. [Read more...]

CAD TOURING7 7-Microphone Drum Package Review

For the price of this great package of drum microphones, you cannot beat this. The package includes the following: 1. One CAD D12 large-diaphragm microphone used for kick drums, bass cabinets, and floor toms. [Read more...]

AKG D112 Large-Diaphragm Microphone Review

As one of the best low sound recording microphones, the AKG D112 has several great features that makes it a must-have for any musician. [Read more...]