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The Big List of Microphone Shootouts

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I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “get it right at the source.”

One way to get better and more consistent results is by doing or listening to microphone shootouts.

It’s an efficient way to get familiar with how different mics respond to various sources and placements by highlighting their characteristics in a controlled environment — great ear training.


Here are some mic shootouts to check out:




Cherry Pie Drum Microphone Shootouts:

Cherry Pie - EP1: Comparing Snare Microphones (feat. Federico Paulovich)

Cherry Pie – EP1: Comparing Snare Microphones (feat. Federico Paulovich)

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View the rest of the Cherry Pie drum mic shootouts here.

Dan Comerchero

I'm Dan, Founder of The Pro Audio Files and Quiztones ear training apps.