Shure KSM44 – Perfect Condenser Mic For Home Recording
Every home studio that has any interest in recording vocals and/or acoustic instruments needs at least one really quality condenser microphone. I can attest from personal experience that the Shure KSM44 is the perfect condenser microphone for a home recording studio because of a couple of reasons which I will list below.
(1) It’s Tough.
Sometimes things happen. My KSM44 has been dropped on the ground numerous times. It has really taken a beating. I’ve never gone out of my way to care for it the way it probably should be cared for because I’m too lazy to put it away in it’s case.
I bought this mic used from Guitar Center about six years ago and guess what: It still works just as well as the day I bought it. Indeed; this is a well built tough as nails microphone. It’s not something you’ll need to replace in a year or two, it’s something that can be a part of your home studio for the foreseeable future.
(2) It’s Crystal Clear
You will get beautiful clear sound whether you are recording vocals or acoustic instruments, although I do particularly like the sound it gives to vocals. You’ll be impressed by how much better vocals sound on this microphone compared to a lesser condenser mic. And of course it blows a dynamic mic or any other cheapie mic out of the water.
It’s Not All Roses
Unfortunately it’s not all good news. What’s the bad news? This microphone costs about $ 800 new. That may be well out of your price range, but if you can afford it then I must highly recommend it.
It’s Not Just Me That Recommends This Microphone
The Shure KSM44 condenser microphone is also recommended in the Home Recording For Musicians book. It’s one of only a few condenser mics that are recommended.
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