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Condenser and Dynamic (Audio-Technica - AE2500)

By JimboSpins, 26/10/2012
The Audio-Technica AE2500 is a condenser and a dynamic microphone. It is one of the higher end microphones from Audio-Technica and comes with a hefty price tag of 550 USD. It is said to be one of the best kick drum microphones out. The fact that it is a dual microphone with a condenser and dynamic elements in the same microphone shows me why it is the price that it is. The condenser’s frequency response is 20 kHz- 17 kHz and the dynamic frequency response is 30 kHz- 10 kHz.


The Audio-Technica AE2500 having both a condenser and a dynamic side to makes it a powerful kick drum microphone. It will give you a full sound if you have a good placement with it. You have to remember that the place with the kick drum is the most important factor of getting the sound that you want. You may even want to experiment with placement to see how you want it to sound.
If you record with the Audio-Technica AE2500 then you will notice the frequencies will seem like they are pretty flat. Some of use might like that and others might not. If your frequencies are flat then you might want to place your microphone a little bit closer but don’t ever do it. Or you could get into boosting some frequencies to get the sound that you want.
The value of the Audio-Technica AE2500 for the price is pretty good; it is a pretty expensive microphone to purchase for your kick drum. But your sound will thank you later once you hear how well that it is. I have used several similar microphones that are dual microphones and some of them sound similar to the Audio-Technica AE2500 but they are a little more expensive. Check out some of the Shure dual microphones if you don’t want to spend this much, they have some good ones that are similar and are a little cheaper.

impressed me from day 1 (Shure - SM27)

By sw80, 03/03/2013
The Shure SM27 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that comes with a shock mount, case and bag to put in for travel. The build of this microphone surprised me because it seems to be made out of heavier materials and nothing is cheap about it. The SM 27 has a uniform cardioids pattern that is great with off axis rejection and not allowing all of those unwanted noises to be recorded or heard.


I have used this microphone around 15 different times and it has never let me or my group down. It is a great microphone to record vocals with. All of our vocals have been recorded very clean with this microphone and we have been using it for about 3 years now. We can even get great acoustic guitar recordings with it depending on microphone placement. We get the best sound when the guitar is about 10 to 14 inches away from this microphone. I do recommend this microphone to anyone who is a guitarist (acoustic) and vocalist wanted a multiple purpose microphone that they can have for their home set up to record songs with. This microphone looks great and is built to last a long time. It has a solid construction and brushed matte look to it keeping it shiny and scratch free.
Out of all of the times we have used it and all of the people that I have heard that have used it in the past. Not once has anyone not sounded good with this microphone. Now this isn’t the first choice microphone in this price range but if a studio has this microphone I will never say I don’t want to record with it because I already know how good it is with instruments and vocals. I do not own this microphone at the current moment but another studio that I got to frequently uses it a lot. The frequency response is 20 to 20,000 Hz and it has a cardioid polar pattern.

Excellent value (RODE - NTG4+)

By Rick Dinsmore, 07/04/2018
Used for audiobook and youtube videos, mic has very little self noise and has adequate gain with Zoom H5 currently used.

Does it sound like a 416? No. Does it sound a lot better than NGT2, yes.
Battery option is very valuable, but mic does sound noticeably better with 48v phantom power.

Very good instrument for the price.

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[NAMM][VIDEO] Sennheiser Laser Drum Microphone

Published on 01/25/14
Here is the official presentation of the Sennheiser Laser Drum Microphone concept at the NAMM Show 2014.

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