Comparing Microphones ~
- Broadcast or studio
I thought I’d conclude this series of posts with recordings made with each class of microphone. I didn’t have access to a broadcast or studio mic so I used the closest match – a stage microphone.
The three microphones I used to make this comparison video are:
- Rode Lavalier GO, a lavalier microphone, that was plugged into the transmitter unit of the Rode Wireless GO II. The Lavalier GO is a condenser microphone with an omnidirectional polar pattern.
- Rode NTG2, a shotgun microphone that has a condenser capsule and a supercardioid polar pattern
- Beyerdynamic XM8500, a stage microphone that has a dynamic capsule and a cardioid polar pattern
Here’s my video with recordings made with each of the above microphones. Also, it’s best to use headphones if you want to hear the differences.