Guitar Microphones are the choice for studio vocals, and any instrument recording where a more “deep” sound is desired. A large diaphragm microphone generally warms up the sound of what it’s recording, which also leads to the myth that most LDMs reproduce low frequencies better than small diaphragm mics; this isn’t true, in fact, small diaphragm mics are much better at reproducing everything evenly, including bass.
A recommended Guitar microphone is the Guitar Center, audio technica at2020, which provides a natural sound. You can use it in your home, at a recording studio or in live performances; its cardioid studio condenser ensures low background noise.
- Cardioid pattern
- Side address
- 16mm low-mass diaphragm
- 20Hz-20kHz frequency response
- 144dB SPL handling
- Rugged body
- Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
Open circuit sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Impedance: 100 ohms
Maximum input sound level: 144dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
Noise: 20dB SPL
Dynamic range (typical): 124dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
Signal-to-noise ratio: 74dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
Weight: 12.1 oz.
Dimensions: 6-1/3″ long, 2″ diameter
Output connector: 3-pin XLRM-type
Included accessories: Stand mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
Audio-Technica case style: R7
The microphone delivers incredible sound quality for lead vocals and solo instruments and has nine selectable polar patterns, plus three attenuation levels for close-up recording or high-output sources. And three switchable bass-cut filters help to reduce wind noise and stage vibration.