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Microphone Shootouts: Have You Seen These?

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I won’t lie, I love a good microphone shootout. I swear my laziness has nothing to do with it.

Simone Sproccati of HM Studios cold messaged me on Facebook with a link to episode one. As a drummer, I heard ten seconds of Federico Paulovich shredding and was totally hooked. So, true to form, I had Quiztones sponsor the rest of the pie. Enjoy.

Episode 1: Comparing Snare Microphones

0:01:13 – Shure SM57
0:01:33 – Shure BETA57
0:01:50 – Shure BETA56A
0:02:10 – Shure BETA98 AMP
0:02:36 – Sennheiser MD421 Mk II
0:03:06 – Sennheiser E 604
0:03:27 – Sennheiser E 509 BlackFire
0:03:56 – Electro-Voice RE20
0:04:27 – Electro-Voice CARDINAL
0:05:05 – AKG C414B XLS

Episode 2: Comparing SM57 Positions on Snare

Episode 3: Comparing Bottom Snare Microphones

0:01:25 – Shure Sm57
0:01:45 – Sennheiser E604
0:02:05 – ElectroVoice Re20
0:02:23 – Sennheiser MkII MD421
0:02:46 – ElectroVoice Cardinal
0:03:07 – Akg C414B XLS
0:03:33 – Sennheiser E509 BlackFire

Episode 4: Comparing Tom Microphones

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0:01:30 – Shure Sm57
0:01:48 – Shure Beta56A
0:02:08 – Shure Beta98Amp
0:02:27 – Sennheiser E604
0:02:45 – Sennheiser E609
0:03:04 – Akg C414B XLS
0:03:27 – Sennheiser MkII MD421

Episode 5: Comparing Kick Drum Microphones

0:01:20 – Akg D112
0:01:41 – Shure Beta52
0:02:00 – Akg D112 Inside
0:02:20 – Shure Beta52 Inside
0:02:41 – Shure Beta91A
0:03:08 – ElektroVoice RE20
0:03:36 – Sennheiser MD421
0:04:00 – Akg C414B XLS

Episode 6: Comparing D112 Positions on Kick Drum

Episode 7: Comparing Yamaha Subkick with a self-made one

Episode 8: Drum gating with Triggers

Leave a comment and tell us which episode was your favorite and what you want to see in season two.

Dan Comerchero

Dan Comerchero

I'm Dan, Founder of The Pro Audio Files and Quiztones ear training apps. Connect with me on Instagram here.