Microphone Catalog

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"General Access" mic is a category of Media Loan microphones that are accessible to all enrolled students who are in programs paying media fees. The General Access section of Media Loan is different from the "Audio Studio" section, which is just for advanced audio classes and to be used exclusively inside the audio facilities on campus. For help learning about mics, check our Microphone Basics section inside our Audio Fundamentals page.

Explanation of Columns

  • Type: The most common category used to describe each mic.
  • Sound: Example audio for various mics.
  • Usage: The most common use the mic is built for.
  • Power Source: Power needed, see the Microphone Basics page to learn about Condensers and Dynamics and what type of transducer needs power to work.

This catalog has sortable columns. Click on the triangle and the top of the column to put the catalog in the order of contents within that column. You can also press Command F (on Mac) and Control F (on Windows) to search for specific details on this web page.




GENERAL ACCESS MICROPHONES

Type Brand/Model Image Sound Pattern Standard Usage Transducer Power Source Connector Quantity Code
Stage Shure

SM58

MHA-SureSM58.jpg Cardioid

Cardioid.png

Voice Dynamic Not required XLR 11 MHA
Stage Shure

SM57

MHE-SureSM57.jpg

Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 11 MHE
Stage Shure

Beta 57A

MHC-ShureBeta57A.jpg Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 4 MHC
Stage Sennheiser

MD 421-II

MNA-Sennheiser421.jpg Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 9 MNA
Broadcast Electrovoice RE-27 N/D RE 27 Photo.jpeg Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice Dynamic Not required XLR 10 MEV
Broadcast Sennheiser MD46 MSM-SureMD46.jpg Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice Dynamic Not required XLR 5 MSM
Isolating from noise Beyerdynamic M88 TG MTG-BeyerDynamicM88TG.jpg Hypercardioid
HyperCardioid.png
Vocals and instruments, specifically to capture lower frequency sounds Dynamic Not required XLR 5 MTG
Broadcast Beyerdynamic M58 MBD-BeyerDynamicM58.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Voice Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MBD
Broadcast Electrovoice 635A MED-EV-635A.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Voice and room mic Dynamic Not required XLR 19 MED
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE16 MEG-EV-RE16.jpg Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 4 MEG
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE15 MER-EV-RE15.jpg Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 15 MEJ
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE18 MER-EV-RE18.jpg Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Voice Dynamic Not required XLR 2 MER
Combo Kit Sennheiser

K6

MNC-SennheiserK6Combo.jpg

Variable: Cardioid, Omni, Super Cardioid Can cater to almost all settings. Great for video, stage use, and studio recording. 1 module + 3 different capsules. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR 32 MNC
Shotgun Audio Technica 835B MAU-AT835B.jpg Hypercardioid
HyperCardioid.png
Video, broadcast, and field work. Condenser 1 AA Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 8 MAU
Shotgun Rode

NTG1

MCNTG-RodeNTG1.jpg Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Video, broadcast, and field work. Condenser Phantom Power XLR 10 MCNTG
Lavalier Shure

MX185

MOX-SureMX185.jpg Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser Phantom Power XLR 4 MOX
Lavalier Audio Technica 899 MOJ-AT8537.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR 10 MOJ
Stage Shure

SM86

MSCC-SureSM86.jpg Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice Condenser Phantom Power XLR 4 MSCC
Stereo Audio Technica AT825 MAI-AT825.jpg Stereo: X/Y Dual Cardioid capsules Instruments and video Condenser 1 AA Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 4 MAI
Stereo Rode

NT4

MCNTG4-RodeNT4.jpg Stereo: X/Y Dual Cardioid capsules Instruments and video Condenser 1 9V Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 4 MCNT4
Shotgun Rode

VideoMic

MCV-RodeVideoMic.jpg Super Cardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Video, broadcast, and field work. Condenser 1 9V Battery 1/8” 24 MCV
Stereo Sony

ECM-MS907

MOT-SonyECM-MS907.jpg Stereo Video, broadcast, and field work. Condenser 1 AA Battery 1/8” 5 MOT
Stereo Sony

ECM-MS957

MOS-SonyECM-MS957.jpg Stereo Recording live concerts, conferences, interviews and sound effects. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR 2 MOS
Lavalier Sennheiser ME2 MON-SennheiserME2.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser 1/8" plug-in power 1/8” 5 MON
PZM Crown

Sound Grabber II

MCPX-CrownSoundGrabber.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Pressure zone mic for recording conferences, interviews, and lectures. Condenser 1 AAA Battery 1/8” 3 MCP
PZM Crown Optimus Sound Grabber MCPX-CrownPZM.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Pressure zone mic for recording conferences, interviews, and lectures. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR 4 MCPX
USB Blue

Yeti Pro

MBY-BlueYeti.jpg Variable: Cardioid, Omni, Bidirectional & Stereo. Voice Condenser Powered by USB, Phantom Power for XLR USB & XLR 2 MBY
USB Plantronics Audio

628

MHU-Plantronics628USB.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Headset mic for calls. Powered by USB USB 10 MHU
Hydrophone DolphinEar Pro MHP-DolphinEar.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Designed to capture underwater sounds to depths of 100 meters. Not ideal for shallow water. Proficiency required. Contact Not required XLR 2 MHP
Parabolic Parabolic Kits with Sennheiser K6 MGP K6.jpg Omni
Omni.png
Includes K6 power module, cardioid capsule, rollable dish, dish transport bag, pistol grip handle, tripod adapter, dish cover and duffle bag. Designed for distant low level sounds such as bird calls. Proficiency required. Condenser 1 AA Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 10 MGP

Most recent update: November 2021.


"Audio Studio" microphones are only available to those in advanced audio classes and are too be used exclusively in the audio facilities on campus

AUDIO STUDIO MICROPHONES (Advanced Audio Classes Only)

Expand to see Audio Studio Microphones
Type Brand/Model Image Sound Pattern Standard Usage Transducer Power

Source

Connector Quantity Code
Stage AKG

D202E

Maa.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Designed to eliminate proximity effect, very flat frequency response.     Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MAA
High SPL AKG

D224E

Mab.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
High SPL, good for loud sources. Dynamic Not required XLR 1 MAB
Instrument AKG

460B

Mae.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Low self-noise. Equipped with low cut filters or 10db pad.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MAE
Drum mic AKG

D112

Maf.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Used primarily on kick drums. Handles high SPL.     Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MAF
All purpose studio AKG

C414

Mah.png Variable: Cardioid, bidirectional, hypercardioid, omnidirectional, subcardioid All purpose studio standard mic. Comes in varying versions, B-ULS (vintage, warm tone), XLS (modern, warm tone), and XLII (modern, bright tone) Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 3 single (2 XLII, 1 B-ULS), 1 stereo pair kit (ULS) (5 total) MAH
All purpose studio Aston

Origin

Man.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Used on instruments and vocals     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MAN
Tube mic Audio

Technica 4060

Mav.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Vacuum tube condenser. Used on vocals, instruments and amps.     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 1 MAV
Stereo pair kit Neumann

KM84

Mbn.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Great detail on acoustic instruments and drum overheads.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 1 stereo pair kit (2 mics total) MBN
All purpose studio Neumann

U87

Mbo.png Variable: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional Used on vocals instruments, flat frequency response and great detail     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 4 MBO
Instruments Neumann

KM83

Mbp.png Omni
Omni.png
Omnidirectional equivalent of the KM84.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MBP
All purpose studio Neumann

U47 (FET)

Mpq.png Hypercardioid
HyperCardioid.png
Great for vocals, also used on instruments.     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 1 MBQ
Stereo mic Avantone

CK40

Mck.png Variable: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional Stereo condenser with adjustable pickup patterns and swiveling capsule. Good for recording a room or in a bidirectional pattern.     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 1 MCK
Stereo mic Rode

NT4

Mcnt.png Stereo: X/Y Dual Cardioid capsules Instruments and video Condenser 1 9V Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 1 MCNT
PZM Crown

PZM

Mcp.png Omni
Omni.png
Used for recording multiple voices in a conference or meeting setting.  PZM 2 9V Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 2 MCP
Stereo pair Studio

Projects C4

Mcs.png Variable: cardioid and omnidirectional Used for overhead or stereo recording of instruments or ensembles.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 1 stereo pair kit (2 mics total) MCS
Broadcast Electrovoice

635A

Med.png Omni
Omni.png
Voice and room mic Dynamic Not required XLR 2 MED
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE16 Meg.png Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 4 MEG
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE15 Mej.png Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MEJ
Broadcast Electrovoice RE55 Mem.png Omni
Omni.png
Voice and room mic Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MEM
Instruments Electrovoice CS15 Meo.png Variable: cardioid and omnidirectional Versatile instrument use Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 5 MEO
Broadcast Electrovoice RE20 Mep.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice for recording and broadcast     Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MEP
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE18 Mer.png Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Voice, designed to reduce handling noise. Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MER
Drum mic Electrovoice 408B Mes.png Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
High SPL, good for loud sources. Dynamic Not required XLR 2 MES
Drum mic Electrovoice 308B Met.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Cardioid version of the 408B.     Dynamic Not required XLR 4 MET
Reference mic Earthworks

TC20

Mew.png Omni
Omni.png
Flat reference microphone, high SPL. Good for sound measurement and loud sources.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MEW
Ribbon Cascade Fathead Mfh.png Bidirectional
Bidirectional.png
Dark tone for instruments and vocals, often used in mid-side pair.     Ribbon Do NOT supply phantom power, ribbons will be damaged! XLR 2 single, 1 stereo pair kit (4 mics total) MFH
Stage Shure

SM58

Mha.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice Dynamic Not required XLR 18 MHA
Stage Shure

Beta 87A

Mhb.png Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Hand held vocal mic with good feedback rejection Condenser Phantom Power XLR 2 MHB
Voice Shure

SM53

Mhd.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Hand held vocal mic, reduces proximity effect.     Dynamic Not required XLR 1 MHD
Stage Shure

SM57

Mhe.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Instruments     Dynamic Not required XLR 8 MHE
Instruments Shure

SM81

Mhf.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Used on instruments, popular for pianos.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MHF
Stereo Shure

VP88

Mhg.png Variable: cardioid and bidirectional Stereo, used in broadcasting.     Condenser Phantom Power XLR 1 MHG
All purpose studio Shure

KSM32

Mhk.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
General purpose condenser mic     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MHK
Instruments Shure

KSM137

Mhm.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Instruments.     Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MHM
Voice Shure

SM7B

Mhs.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Popular vocal mic for recording and broadcast     Dynamic Not required XLR 3 MHS
Drum mic Shure

Beta 52A

BETA52A.JPG Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
High SPL and good low end, for kick drums Dynamic Not required XLR 2 MEF
All purpose studio Marshall MXL2003 Mml.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
General purpose condenser mic     Condenser Phantom Power XLR 2 MML
Stage Sennheiser MD 421-II Mna.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR 6 MNA
Instruments Sennheiser MKH40
MKH40.jpg
Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Great detail on acoustic instruments and drum overheads. Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 4 MKH
Drum mic Sennheiser E604 Kit E605.JPG Cardioid
Cardioid.png
Clip on mics for snares and toms Dynamic Not required XLR 1 kit (3 mics total) MAD
Combo Kit Sennheiser K6 Mnc.png

Variable: Cardioid, Omni, Super Cardioid Can cater to almost all settings. Great for video, stage use, and studio recording. 1 module + 3 different capsules. Condenser

(Small diaphragm)

1 AA Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 3 MNC
Voice Sennheiser 441 Mnd.png Supercardioid
SuperCardioid.png
Voice and instruments     Dynamic Not required XLR 2 MND
Binaural mic Dr. Normar's Binaural head

(Sennhesier MKE 2002)

Mne.png Omni
Omni.png
Sennheiser binaural microphone pair to record a 3d stereo field for playback over headphones.  Condenser 1 9V Battery XLR 1 MNE
Lavalier Sony

ECM50

Mof.png Omni
Omni.png
Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser 1 E90 Battery

or

Phantom Power

XLR 2 MOF
All purpose studio Pacific Pro Audio

LD1

Mpp.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
General purpose condenser mic     Condenser

(Large diaphragm)

Phantom Power XLR 2 MPP
Ribbon Beyerdynamic M160 Mrb.png Hypercardioid
HyperCardioid.png
Instruments, popular on strings.     Ribbon Do NOT supply phantom power, ribbons will be damaged! XLR 4 MRB
Ribbon Coles

4038

Mrc.png Bidirectional
Bidirectional.png
Classic instrument and voice mic     Ribbon Do NOT supply phantom power, ribbons will be damaged! XLR 2 MRC
Ribbon RCA

77DX

Mrr.png Variable: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional Vintage ribbon mic, popular in broadcasting for vocals.     Ribbon Do NOT supply phantom power, ribbons will be damaged! XLR 2 MRR
Ribbon Royer

R121

Mry.png Bidirectional
Bidirectional.png
Instruments     Ribbon Do NOT supply phantom power, ribbons will be damaged! XLR 3 MRY
Tube mic Chameleon Labs

TS-1

Mts.png Variable:

cardioid, omnidirectional

Instruments     Tube condenser

(Small diaphragm)

External power supply XLR 4 MTS
Tube mic Chameleon Labs

TS-2

Mts2.png Variable: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional General purpose condenser mic Tube condenser

(Large diaphragm)

External power supply XLR 4 MTS2
Tube mic sE Electronics sE5000 Msv.png Cardioid
Cardioid.png
General purpose condenser mic     Tube condenser

(Large diaphragm)

External power supply XLR 2 MSV
Tube mic sE Electronics sE5600 Msz.png Variable: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, with 5 intermediate stages selectable on power supply General purpose condenser mic     Tube condenser

(Large diaphragm)

External power supply XLR 2 MSZ