Microphone Comparisons: Electric Guitar with Distorted Tone

Audio examples of an amplified electric guitar with a distorted tone 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":

Dynamic – Sennheiser MD 421

Dynamic – Shure SM 57

Ribbon – AEA R92

Ribbon – BeyerDynamic M 160

Ribbon – Royer R 121

Large Diaphragm Condenser – Mojave MA-200


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