Let me give you a rundown of each type of pattern:
Cardioid – These are very common and great for recording vocals in the studio. They pick up sound from one direction (no, not the band, lol).
Omni – These pick up sound from just about every direction equally. They are less susceptible to plosives (the popping sound made by certain consonants in speech)
Figure 8 – This type picks up sound from the front and back, and are good for recording two voices at the same time, or a vocalist and a guitarist.
So yeah, this mic therefore becomes incredibly versatile and useful for many different studio applications. One thing to note is that if you are looking for a mic that will enhance the sound of your voice, you should look elsewhere. This is a very neutral and flat sounding microphone, in the best way possible.
Three types of polar patterns for versatility.
Excellent at recording vocals as well as instruments.
Remarkable reproduction of the voice.
Flat and neutral, with a little extra emphasis on the highs.
The shock-mount that comes with it is extremely solid.
One reviewer compared it with the Nuemann TLM 103 and couldn’t find that much of a difference!
Very natural sounding.
Warm transparent sound that is ideal for recording grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments as well as drums and percussion instruments.
Rugged aluminum carrying case & shockmount.
Well, after scouring the internet and looking at this mic from many different perspectives, I could not find a glaring con that really stood out to me.
Check out this informative video review + sound test!!
Who this microphone benefits?
people who want to record instruments, as well as vocals
people who want a flat and neutral response from their recording: i.e. and honest reproduction of their voice
people who need versatility out of their mic. This one does it all!
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