Microphone Comparisons: Drums

Audio examples of a drum kit recorded with dynamic, ribbon and condenser microphones. Click on the buttons in the module below to hear each audio sample. You can also download the following higher resolution (16 bit/44.kHz) WAV files to your computer and load them into any DAW software to hear more detail. Right-Click (CTRL-Click Mac) on each link below and choose "Save Link As":

Ribbon – AEA R92

Ribbon – Royer 122 Active Ribbon Mic

Large Diaphragm Condenser – AKG C 414 B-ULS

Large Diaphragm Condenser – Mojave MA-200

Small Diaphragm Condenser – Earthworks QTC 30


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