Microphones in General Access

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For basic information about how to use microphones, see out Microphone Basics page.

MICROPHONES

Type Brand/Model Image Sound Pattern Standard Usage Transducer Power Source Connector Code
Stage Shure SM-58 MHA-SureSM58.jpg Cardioid Voice Dynamic Not required XLR MHA
Stage Shure SM-57 MHE-SureSM57.jpg Cardioid Instruments Dynamic Not required XLR MHE
Stage Shure Beta 57A MHC-ShureBeta57A.jpg Supercardioid Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR MHC
Stage Sennheiser MD-421 MNA-Sennheiser421.jpg Cardioid Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR MNA
Broadcast Electrovoice RE-27 N/D RE 27 Photo.jpeg Cardioid Voice Dynamic Not required XLR MEV
Broadcast Sennheiser MD46 MSM-SureMD46.jpg Cardioid Voice Dynamic Not required XLR MSM
Isolating from noise Beyerdynamic M88 TG MTG-BeyerDynamicM88TG.jpg Hypercardioid Vocals and instruments, specifically to capture lower frequency sounds Dynamic Not required XLR MTG
Broadcast Beyerdynamic M58 MBD-BeyerDynamicM58.jpg Omni Voice Dynamic Not required XLR MBD
Broadcast Electrovoice 635A MED-EV-635A.jpg Omni Voice and room mic Dynamic Not required XLR MED
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE-16 MEG-EV-RE16.jpg Supercardioid Voice and instruments Dynamic Not required XLR MEG
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE-15 MER-EV-RE15.jpg Supercardioid Instruments Dynamic Not required XLR MEJ
Isolating from noise Electrovoice RE-18 MER-EV-RE18.jpg Supercardioid Voice Dynamic Not required XLR MER
Combo Kit Sennheiser K6 MNC-SennheiserK6Combo.jpg Cardioid, Omni, Super Cardioid Can cater to almost all settings. Great for film, stage use, and studio recording. 1 module + 3 different capsules. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR MNC
Shotgun Audio Technica 835B MAU-AT835B.jpg Hypercardioid Film, broadcast, and field work. Condenser 1 AA Battery

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Phantom Power

XLR MAU
Shotgun Rode NTG1 MCNTG-RodeNTG1.jpg Supercardioid Film, broadcast, and field work. Condenser Phantom Power XLR MCNTG
Lavalier Shure MX185 MOX-SureMX185.jpg Cardioid Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser Phantom Power XLR MOX
Lavalier Sony ECM50 MOF-SonyECM50.jpg Omni Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR MOF
Lavalier Audio Technica 899 MOJ-AT8537.jpg Omni Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR MOJ
Stage Shure SM86 MSCC-SureSM86.jpg Cardioid Voice Condenser Phantom Power XLR MSCC
Stereo Audio Technica AT825 MAI-AT825.jpg Stereo X/Y Dual Cardioid Elements Instruments and film Condenser 1 AA Battery

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Phantom Power

XLR MAI
Stereo Rode NT4 MCNTG4-RodeNT4.jpg Stereo X/Y Dual Cardioid capsules Instruments and film Condenser 1 9V Battery

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Phantom Power

XLR MCNT4
Shotgun Rode VideoMic MCV-RodeVideoMic.jpg Super Cardioid Film, broadcast, and field work. Condenser 1 9V Battery 1/8” MCV
Stereo Sony ECM-MS907 MOT-SonyECM-MS907.jpg Stereo Film, broadcast, and field work. Condenser 1 AA Battery 1/8” MOT
Stereo Sony ECM-MS957 MOS-SonyECM-MS957.jpg Stereo Recording live concerts, conferences, interviews and sound effects. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR MOS
Lavalier Sennheiser ME2 MON-SennheiserME2.jpg Omni Interview, broadcast, and presentation. Condenser 1/8" plug-in power 1/8” MON
PZM Crown Sound Grabber II MCPX-CrownSoundGrabber.jpg Omni Pressure zone mic for recording conferences, interviews, and lectures. Condenser 1 AAA Battery 1/8” MCP
PZM Crown Optimus Sound Grabber MCPX-CrownPZM.jpg Omni Pressure zone mic for recording conferences, interviews, and lectures. Condenser 1 AA Battery XLR MCPX
USB Blue Yeti Pro MBY-BlueYeti.jpg Cardioid, Omni, Bi-Directional & Stereo. Voice Condenser Powered by USB, Phantom Power for XLR USB & XLR MBY
USB Plantronics Audio 628 MHU-Plantronics628USB.jpg Omni Headset mic for calls. Powered by USB USB MHU
Hydrophone DolphinEar Pro MHP-DolphinEar.jpg Omni Designed to capture underwater sounds to depths of 100 meters. Proficiency required. Contact Not required XLR MHP
Parabolic Parabolic Kits with Sennheiser K6 MGP K6.jpg Omni Includes K6 power module, cardioid capsule, rollable dish, dish transport bag, pistol grip handle, tripod adapter, dish cover and duffle bag. Proficiency required. Condenser 1 AA Battery

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Phantom Power

XLR MGP

Most recent update: November 2021.