Condenser microphones are perfect for recording vocals and a wide range of instruments in the studio. Each microphone brand and model offer a unique character and can be ideally suited to a particular application or instrument. Condensers have a faster output, but they are also more susceptible to loud sounds.
Dynamic microphones are generally more robust and long-lasting, making them ideal for touring and live recording. However, there are now several condenser mics that are designed for live use.
Condenser microphones are usually powered by 48v phantom power which is delivered via an XLR cable connected to a stand-alone microphone preamp, mixer or audio interface.
We stock a wide range of condenser and dynamic microphones from brands including Neumann, Shure, Rode, Audio Technica, Sontronics and Imperative Audio. We’re here to help, so contact us if you have any questions.