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Microphones

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

MXL 990 review

Today, I’ll be taking a look at the MXL 990 large-diaphragm condenser microphone. This microphone is bright, silky, and capable of much more than one would expect from a cheap microphone in this price range. I got my hands on its “Blaze” edition. Let’s take a look.

The 10 best budget microphones in 2024

We’ve all heard about the starving artist stereotype at some point or another. Musicians, in particular, have a knack for romanticizing such a flawed archetype, but that doesn’t mean we have to make it our reality. If you do end up finding yourself trying to choose between eating or an expensive piece of audio equipment – please, go to McDonald’s and buy yourself some food. Afterward, if you still have some money to spare, you can come back and read this list of the best budget...

The 3 main types of microphones (with subtypes) and their best uses

Choosing the right microphone for music production can be a bit confusing. You have to think about what you are recording, vocals, or an instrument, what instrument it is, and what kind of sound you want.

There are no absolute rules for every situation, but there are three types of microphones that you must know.

The three main types are dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones. In this article, we will take a look at each and what they are best for.