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All the microphone articles, guides, and tutorials at Higher Hz.

Shure Beta 58A review

Most of you are probably familiar with the iconic SM58, but perhaps less of you are aware of the Beta 58A. The series originally came out in the 80s, before Shure decided to make some slight updates and alterations to the design around 1996.

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at the Beta 58A and what it has to offer.

AKG Ara review

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at a new USB microphone from AKG – the Ara. USB microphones tend to be catered towards podcasters, but I’m curious to see if the Ara can hold its own in music recording. Let’s take a look.

Manley Reference Silver review: Warm with massive low end

Manley has been operating since the late 80s, and has always held an amazing reputation in the industry as one of the most reliable and impressive boutique manufacturers around.

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at a slightly newer model from the company, a tube condenser named the Reference Silver. I don’t want to waste much time so let’s get into it.

Neumann KMS 105 review

Neumann is one of the most renowned manufacturers in the music industry. The company’s catalog comprises some of the most coveted and regarded microphones in the history of recording technology.

In this article, I’ll be taking a look at the KMS 105, a handheld microphone that first hit the shelves around the turn of the millennium. Let’s get started.

Rode NT1 5th Gen review

In this review, I’ll be taking a look at the 5th generation installment of Rode’s NT1 microphone. This microphone has picked up a modestly “iconic” reputation since it was one of the first genuinely affordable large-diaphragm condensers to come out right around the time that home recording started to become more prevalent.

AKG C414 XLII review: She is beauty, she is grace

If you’ve ever watched Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, or Johnny Carson (if you’re a bit older), you’ve probably noticed that little box-shaped microphone sitting on their desk.

Well, in Johnny Carson’s day, that microphone was most likely the C414 EB, the original model of what I’ll be reviewing today.