A list of Microphones & Pickups that Making Music is highlighting from the 2015 Nashville Summer NAMM show for their particular excellence.
The Samson C01 capsule is one of the best mics for the money. Now, that great capsule is tucked inside the beautifully designed Samson C01U Pro USB studio condenser microphone, a perfect all in one solution for musicians and broadcasters alike.
Simply connect it to the Lightning connector of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and get ready to do some serious stereo recording any time, any place. It’s perfect for capturing rehearsals, lessons, or concert recordings. Use it in standard “audio” position or simply rotate it to the “video” position in order to record video with an attached iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
The Samson Meteorite is a USB condenser microphone that produces rich audio recordings for any application. Featuring a 14mm diaphragm, the Meteorite’s smooth, flat frequency response and CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution give you professional sound reproduction features in an ultra-portable design. The Meteorite mounts to a removable magnetic base that gives the mic a full range of motion. Start recording right out of the box. There is no need for drivers. The mic can be directly connected to any computer or tablet via its integrated USB cable and is compatible with most computer-based digital audio software.
Using microphones to get the perfect sound from an acoustic guitar can be tricky. Todd Hobin has some helpful tips and tricks that you can use at home. Watch our instructional video on how to perfect miking an acoustic guitar wether you are in the studio or performing.
In our latest “How-To” Guide, Todd Hobin demonstrates how you can mic a drum kit for a home recording studio in order to receive the best sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBx9JucBPwk
RODE Microphones’ smartLav lavalier mic provides convenient, crisp, high-quality audio, directly into a smartphone or tablet. It is equipped with an omnidirectional condenser microphone to pick up sound from all directions and its foam pop filter eliminates vocal plosives. Although designed for the RODE Rec app for Apple iOS devices, any app that accepts input from a headset connection is compatible.