The Basics of Miking an Amp - Types of Microphones

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Common types of microphones, for recording guitar amps:

  1. Dynamic: (Usually close miked, durable, standard for guitar amps/cabs. Ex: SM57)
  2. Ribbon: (Delicate, dark in tone, expensive, sensitive to room noise. Ex: CAD Trion 7000)
  3. Condenser: (Wide frequency range, good for ambiance, not good for close miking, requires phantom power, or a battery. Ex: Audio-Technica AT2020)

Sound Samples:

  1. Senheisser e609
  2. CAD Trion 7000