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The New Adelphi Microphone Comparison Series

Not sure what microphone to choose or want to gain some insight as to how microphones compare to each other? Visit the UoS New Adelphi Studios Soundcloud for a full series of microphone comparison recordings captured in the New Adelphi Studios. This list is expanding all the time so keep an eye on Blackboard for updates!

Microphone Stocklist

The following microphones are available to use in the recording studios of New Adelphi.

Manufacture Name Type Quantity Pola Patten Description Suggested Applications 48V First Years Second Years Third Years Masters
AKG C12 VR Condenser, Valve 1 Bidirectional (Figure-8), Cardioid, Omnidirectional Box, Windshield, 12-pin Microphone Cable, Power Supply Box, IEC Vocals
AKG C214 Large Diaphragm Condenser 6 Cardioid Box, Shockmount Vocal, Overheads
AKG C4000 Large Diaphragm Condenser 3 Cardioid, Omni-Directional, Hyper-Cardiod Box, Shockmount Vocal, Overheads, Ambient
AKG C414 Large Diaphragm Condenser 14 Bidirectional (Figure-8), Hyper Cardioid, Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Omnidirectional Box, Shockmount, Windshield Vocals, Overheads, Electric Guitar, Strings
AKG C451 Small Diaphragm Condenser 14 Cardioid Box, Clip, Stereo-Bar Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Overheads
AKG D112 Dynamic 7 Cardioid Clip Kick-Drum
AKG D12 VR Dynamic 3 Cardioid Clip Kick-Drum, Electric Guitar, Bass ✘ ✔
Audio Technica AT2050 Large Diaphragm Condenser 6 Bidirectional (Figure-8), Cardioid, Omnidirectional Box Vocal
Audio Technica AT4050 Large Diaphragm Condenser 6 Bidirectional (Figure-8), Cardioid, Omnidirectional Box Vocal, Overheads, Acoustic Guitar
Audio Technica AT4053 Small Diaphragm Condenser 3 Cardioid Box Overheads, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Audio Technica AT5040 Large Diaphragm Condenser 1 Cardioid Box, Shockmount Vocal
Audix D2 Dynamic 4 Cardioid Clip Racktom, Floortom
Audix D6 Dynamic 1 Cardioid Clip Kick-Drum, Floortom, Bass Cabinet
Audix i5 Dynamic 3 Cardioid Clip Snare-Drum, Guitar Cab
Audix f12 Dynamic 2 Cardioid Clip Rack Tom, Floor Tom
Beyerdynamic M201 Dynamic 6 Hyper-Cardioid Pouch, Mic Clip Snare, Toms, Electric Guitars
Beyerdynamic M88 Dynamic 4 Hyper-Cardioid Pouch, Mic Clip Kick Drum, Toms, Bass Cab
Beyerdynamic MCE 86 S II Dynamic 1 Shotgun Rycote Boom Enclosure Location Recording, Boom Operation
Blue Baby Bottle Large Diaphragm Condenser 1 Cardioid Case Vocal, Guitar Cab, Mono-Overhead
Brauner Phanthera V Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Case Vocal,Overheads
Cascade Fathead II Ribbon 2 Figure-8 Case, Stereo-bar, 2x Rycote Shockmount Overheads, Ambient, Guitar Cab
Chameleon Labs TS1 Valve Condenser 1 Cardioid, Omni-Directional Case, Powersupply, Shockmount Ambient
Coles 4038 Ribbon 6 Figure-8 Case, XLR-Adapter Overheads, Ambient, Guitar Cab, Strings
Electrovoice RE20 Dynamic 13 Cardioid Case Vocal, Broadcast, Kick Drum, Guitar Cab
Electrovoice RE50 Dynamic 1 Omni-Cardioid Case Broadcast, Interview
DPA 4060 Condenser 2 Omnidirectional Case Broadcast, Interview
Groovetubes 1b-FET Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Case Vocal
Groovetubes GT57 Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8 Case Vocal, Guitar Cab
Josephson Josephson C42 Small Diaphragm Condenser 6 Cardioid Pouch, Clip Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Hi-Hats
Neumann KM100 Small Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8, Hypercardioid Case, Capsules, Output Stage Ambient, Strings, Piano
Neumann KM184 Small Diaphragm Condenser 10 Cardioid Case Overheads, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Piano
Neumann M149 Valve Condenser 2 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8, Hypercardioid, Wide-Cardioid Case, power Supply, 10-pin Cable Vocals, Ambient, Piano
Neumann TLM103 Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Case Vocals
Neumann TLM193 Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Case, Mount Vocals, Guitar Cab, Bass Cab, Overheads
Neumann U47 Large Diaphragm Condenser 1 Cardioid Case Kick Drum, Vocals, Guitar Cab, Bass Cab
Neumann U87 Large Diaphragm Condenser 3 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8 Case Vocals, Overheads
Oktava MK012 Small Diaphragm Condenser 12 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8, Hypercardioid Case, Clip Overheads, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Ambient, Strings
Oktava MK219 Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Pouch Overheads, Guitar Cab
Oktava MK319 Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Pouch Vocal
Rode K2 Valve Condenser 4 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8 Case, Powersupply, Cable, Shockmount Vocal, Overheads
Rode NT2000 Large Diaphragm Condenser 4 Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional Pouch Vocal
Rode NT2a Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional Pouch Vocal
Rode NTK Valve Condenser 2 Cardioid Case, Powersupply, Cable, Shockmount Vocal, Overheads
Rode NT5 Small Diaphragm Condenser 6 Cardioid or Omnidirectional Pouch Overheads
Schoeps CMC6 MK4 Small Diaphragm Condenser 4 Cardioid Case, Clip Overheads, Piano, Strings, Everything
SE Electronics SE1a Small Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Case, Clips Overheads, Piano
Sennheiser AMBEO VR Ambersonic 1 4 Cardioid Capsules Kit Field Recording
Sennheiser E606 Dynamic 2 Cardioid Pouch Guitar Cab
Sennheiser E901 Boundary Condenser 2 Cardioid N/A Kick Drum
Sennheiser E906 Dynamic 2 Cardioid Pouch Guitar Cab
Sennheiser MD421 Dynamic 20 Cardioid N/A Toms, Snare, Guitar Cab
Sennheiser MD441 Dynamic 2 Super Cardioid Case Toms, Snare, Guitar Cab
Shure Green Bullet Dynamic 1 Cardioid Pouch Harmonica, Vocals
Shure 55SH Dynamic 1 Cardioid Pouch Vocals
Shure Beta 52a Dynamic 6 Cardioid N/A Kick Drum, Bass Amp, Floor Tom
Shure Beta 91a Boundary Condenser 7 Half Cardioid N/A Kick Drum, Ambient
Shure KSM141 Small Diaphragm Condenser 4 Cardioid, Omnidirectional Case Overheads,
Shure SM57 Dynamic 10 Cardioid Mic Clip Electric Guitars, Snare, Toms
Shure SM58 Dynamic 8 Cardioid Mic Clip Vocals
Shure SM7b Dynamic 7 Cardioid Case Vocal,
Sontronics STC1 Small Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Pouch Overheads, Acoustic Guitar
Studio Electronics 2200a Small Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid Case Vocal
Studio Electronics 4400a Large Diaphragm Condenser 2 Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8 Case, Shockmount Ambient, Overheads, Strings