This post was originally published at bobbyowsinskiblog.com
Many of you reading this may not be recording a trombone anytime soon, but I thought that this comparison of 9 different mics was interesting nonetheless. Paul The Trombonist played into a number of mics that varied greatly in price so you could hear the difference between them. There’s no conclusion on the video about which one sounds best (more on this in a moment). The mics include:
While this is a pretty good comparison on this instrument, one of the things I didn’t like was that the level of the the different mics weren’t balanced against one other, so there were jumps in gain in some cases.