A few microphone brands we carry in-store

A microphone is a device that captures audio by converting sound waves received into an electrical signal. This signal can be amplified as an analog signal or may be converted to a digital signal, which is then processed by a digital audio device like a computer.

While all microphones serve the same basic function, they capture audio in several different ways.

The three most common types are described below.

  • Dynamic – Dynamic microphones are the most popular microphones. They have a simple design that includes a magnet wrapped by a metal coil. A thin sheet called a diaphragm is placed on the front end of the magnet and transmits vibrations from sound waves to the coil. The coil then transfers these vibrations to electrical wires that transmit the sound as an electrical signal. Since dynamic microphones use a simple design, they are typically very durable and do not require electrical power.
Sennheiser E835 Lead vocal stage mic, designed to perform under pressure. Uniform frequency pick-up pattern maintains signal quality when moving on and off axis during performance. Gentle presence boost to even tonal response ensures clarity and projection.
Shure BLX® Wireless Systems combine professional-quality sound with simple setup and an intuitive interface for legendary audio performance right out of the box. Precision-built and available in a variety of configurations, it’s the most accessible way to own the stage.
The AKG D5 C is a dynamic vocal microphone that you can depend on, from small live gigs to large concert halls. The cardioid shaped polar pattern makes it your most versatile companion giving you freedom on stage while ensuring minimum feedback.

  • Condenser – Condenser microphones are commonly used for audio recording purposes. They are known for their sensitivity and flat frequency response. Each condenser microphone includes a front plate (the diaphragm) and a back plate that is parallel to the front plate. When sound waves hit the diaphragm, it vibrates and alters the distance between the two plates. This change is transmitted as an electrical signal. Unlike dynamic microphones, condensers require electrical power. This current may be provided by an internal battery, but is most often provided as 48 volt “phantom power” from an external pre-amp or mixing console.
The RØDE NT1-A 1″ cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the world’s most expensive microphones.
The AKG C214 professional large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414 family. Like the C414, the C214 offers a supreme one-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise
The TLM 102 stands for legendary sound at an unheard of price. We remodeled the production and omitted rarely used functions (such as pattern, pad, and low cut switches). When you hear it you’ll immediately notice what we did not omit: the Neumann sound, which remains faithful to its big role models.

  • Ribbon – Ribbon microphones are known for their high fidelity. They contain a thin ribbon made of a aluminum which is suspended in a magnetic field. Incoming sound waves make the ribbon vibrate, generating voltage , this voltage is transmitted as an electrical signal. This allows it to pickup the velocity of the air and not just air displacement. While these mics are no longer as popular, Ribbon mics were once very successful particularly in the radio industry. They have improved sensitivity to higher frequencies, capturing higher notes without the harshness while retaining a warm vintage voicing.
RM06 from Citronic is a ribbon microphone ideal for recording vocals or instruments. Recordings are smooth, free from circuit noise and distortion with a wide frequency range close to that of condenser microphones. The bi-directional polar pattern can be used to combine direct and reflected sound to produce a more natural response.
The Shure KSM313/NE is a premium bi-directional ribbon microphone for world-class audio and performance. Dual-voice ribbon microphone features resilience at extreme SPLs and increased durability, and consists of a swivel mount, and protective case. It features a bi-directional pattern for premier audio with superior off-axis rejection.
Audio-Technica AT4081 handcrafted Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone offers a robust build for long-lasting performance and higher output for maximum compatibility with microphone preamplifiers. Delivering the warmth and natural sound of a classic ribbon microphone.

Not only do microphones come in several different types, but also different polar patterns. Polar patterns describe how microphones pick up sound, showing specifically where mics ‘listen’ spatially and which positions are blocked. Some microphones are designed with a single “polar pattern,” while others have switches to select the appropriate pattern for a specific recording purpose. Some of the most common patterns include:

  1. Cardioid – capture everything in front and block everything else. This front-focused pattern will let you point the mic to a sound source and isolate it from unwanted ambient sound, making it ideal for live performance and other situations where noise reduction and feedback suppression are needed. This is the most popular polar pattern. They also get used for miking up loud instruments like drums etc.
  2. Bidirectional – a figure 8 pattern that captures audio from two separate directions ( no sides ) This front and back sensitivity makes them ideal for stereo recording and for capturing two or more instruments.
  3. Omnidirectional – a circular pattern that captures audio from all directions; often used to capture groups of vocalists or ambient sounds like in bigger halls.


  • Microphone stands
Hercules MS533
Hercules MS120
Hybrid MS01 Mic Stand
  • Cables
  • Mic Clips
  • Isolation Shields

A microphone isolation shield is a filter that reduces unwanted noise, ambiance, and sound wave reflection. It also improves the sound quality of recordings by isolating the microphone from the surrounding environment.

  • Foam Shields
  • Microphone Shock Mounts