Microphone Comparisons: Vocal

Audio examples of a vocal recorded with condenser, ribbon and dynamic microphones. Click on the buttons in the module below to hear each 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":

Large Diaphragm Condenser – Neumann U 87

Small Diaphragm Condenser – Earthworks QTC 30

Ribbon (Front) – AEA R92

Ribbon (Rear) – AEA R92

Dynamic – Shure SM 58


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