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Top 15+ Special Microphones 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 15 Special Microphones

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  1. Shure Motiv MV51-DIG
  2. Shure Portable Videography Kit
  3. Antelope Edge Quadro
  4. Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic
  5. Shure Motiv MV88
  6. Soundman OKM I Classic Solo
  7. Soundman OKM II Classic Solo
  8. IK Multimedia iRig Mic
  9. Roland WPM-10 Wear Pro
  10. Shure Motiv MV5C Black
  11. Zylia Pro Have it all
  12. Zylia Music Set
  13. DPA 4097 Interview Kit
  14. micW iShotgun
  15. Earthworks Audio PM40

1. Shure Motiv MV51-DIG

Shure Motiv MV51-DIG

Shure Motiv MV51-DIG, digital USB and Lightning large diaphragm Condenser recording Microphone for PC, Mac, IOS units with Apple Lightning connector, adjustablee DSP Modes: Speech / Singing / Acoustic / Loud / Flat, Cardioid, 24bit/48KHz, 20 – 20.000 Hz, 130 dB SPL max, sensitivity -39 dBFS/Pa @ 1 kHz, 3,5mm headphones connector, integrated kickstand compatible with any standard mic stand, ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App avialable in Apple App Store, weight 575g, dimensions: 128 x 86 x 70mm, incl. 1m USB cable, 1m USB-C Cable and 1m Lightning cable


2. Shure Portable Videography Kit

Shure Portable Videography Kit

Recording Set

Comprises:

  • 1x MV88 microphone including video kit
  • 1x SE215 earphones for monitoring
  • 1x AMV88 fur windshield for outdoor recordings

3. Antelope Edge Quadro

Antelope Edge Quadro

Multichannel Large Diaphragm Modelling Condenser Microphone

  • Includes Edge Real-Time Modelling software for classic studio microphone emulation
  • Can be used with any microphone pre-amplifier and audio interface of your choice – for optimal results in terms of your sound, we recommend the Antelope Audio Interface with FPGA Real-Time Modelling
  • 2 Double-membrane capsules with gold-coated membranes
  • Capsules each with selectable directional characteristics: Omnidirectional, cardioid, or bidirectional
  • Allows X/Y, M/S, Blumlein and 360° recordings
  • Upper capsule rotates freely
  • Low-noise and low-distortion circuit design
  • Requires 48 V phantom power
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -35 dB / 18 mV/Pa (-1 to +3 dB)
  • THD+N: 116 dB
  • Inherent noise: 19 dB (A)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 75 dB (A)
  • Output impedance: 50 Ohm @ 1kHz
  • 5-Pin XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 303 x 53 mm
  • Weight: 770 g
  • Includes 5 m XLR cable, holder and wooden case

Note: The software requires iLok USB Copy Protection Connector (article no. 401447 – not included) when operating without the Antelope Audio Interface.

Included microphone emulations:

  • Berlin 47 FT
  • Berlin 49T
  • Berlin 57
  • Berlin 87
  • Berlin 67
  • Berlin M103
  • Vienna 12
  • Vienna 414
  • Tokyo 800T
  • Oxford 4038
  • Sacramento 121R
  • Berlin K86
  • Berlin 47 TU
  • Berlin V563
  • Berlin / Halske M25
  • Berlin M251
  • Minnesota 20
  • Illinois 7B
  • The scope of the emulations is constantly being expanded

System requirements:

  • At least Core 2 Duo CPU
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • OS X 10.11, Windows 10 or later

4. Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic

Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic

3D Condenser Recording and Video Microphone

  • Permanently polarised
  • With four matched KE 14 capsules
  • 360° Recording
  • AMBEO A-B Format Converter plug-in to convert the recorded signals from A-format to B-format
  • 4 Cardioid capsules
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 31 mV / Pa (-30 dBV) @ 1 kHz
  • Nominal impedance: 200 ohms
  • Max. SPL: 130 dB SPL
  • 4 x 48V phantom power necessary
  • Application software for Mac OSX and Windows available
  • Mac OS X from version 10.10, Windows from version 8.1
  • Din12M connection
  • Length: 215 mm
  • Diameter: 49 mm / 25 mm
  • Weight: 400 grams
  • Includes swing mount, windscreen and adapter cable DIN12 to 4x XLR3M

Connector assignment:

  • Channel 1: Yellow XLR connector
  • Channel 2: Red XLR connector
  • Channel 3: Blue XLR connector
  • Channel 4: Green XLR connector

5. Shure Motiv MV88

Shure Motiv MV88

Digital iOS condenser clip-on microphone

  • For all iOS devices with lightning connector
  • Switchable DSP modes: Speech, vocals, acoustic, loud, flat
  • 24 Bit / 48 kHz
  • Adjustable stereo width
  • Polar pattern: Mono bi-directional (cardioid/mid-side)
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Maximum output level: 120 dB SPL max
  • Sensitivity: -37 dBFS/Pa @ 1 kHz
  • Weight: 40.5 g
  • Dimensions: 67 x 25 x 35 mm
  • ShurePlus MOTIV mobile recording app available from the Apple app store

6. Soundman OKM I Classic Solo

Soundman OKM I Classic Solo

Electret Microphones

  • Characteristic: Omnidirectional
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Cable colour: Beige
  • A3 Power supply adapter optionally available (not included)

7. Soundman OKM II Classic Solo

Soundman OKM II Classic Solo

Electret Microphone

  • Omnidirectional
  • Colour coding: blue
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • A3 Power adapter available on option

8. IK Multimedia iRig Mic

IK Multimedia iRig Mic

Condenser Microphone

  • For iPhone, iPod touch (with microphone input) and iPad
  • Suitable for reporters, podcasters, singers and musicians
  • Cardioid
  • 3 Sensitivity levels
  • No batteries necessary
  • Headphone jack (Direct monitoring)
  • Can be used with a variety of apps (many of them for free)
  • Apps are only available through the Apple App Store
  • Compatible Apple devices: all iPhones (3GS or higher), iPads and iPod Touch (3rd generation or later) – iOS 4.3 or later
  • Compatible Mac computers: all models from “late 2008” onwards – to be on the safe side please check the system settings for compatibility (external microphone / iPhone headset must be listed, “via this Mac> more information> System> Audio”)
  • Requirements Android: all smartphones and tablets that conform to the CTIA / AHJ Wiring standard – Please refer to the manufacturer’s specifications (Tip: HP left, Ring: HP Right, Ring: Ground, Sleeve: Mic)
  • Dimensions: 335 x 45 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 300 g

9. Roland WPM-10 Wear Pro

Roland WPM-10 Wear Pro

Stereo In-Ear Microphone

  • For the GoPro HERO3, HERO3 + and HERO4 cameras
  • Binaural recordings in 3D stereo sound
  • Powered by GoPro camera (no batteries needed)
  • Open design
  • Type: Electret condensor
  • Frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -33.5 dB (0 dB = 1 V / Pa 1 kHz)
  • S/N ratio: 57 dB or more
  • Impedance: 2k ohms
  • Connection cable 1.5 m with mini-USB plug
  • Weight: 20 g
  • 2 x Clip-on clip, 2 x windscreen and 4 pairs of ear tips (XS, S, M, L)

Note: Not waterproof and has no headphone functionality.


10. Shure Motiv MV5C Black

Shure Motiv MV5C Black

Shure Motiv MV5C Black, digital USB and USB-C Condenser recording Microphone for PC, Mac, iOS devices with USB-C connector, adjustablee DSP Modes: Voice / Instrument / Flat, Cardioid, 24bit/48KHz, 20 – 20.000 Hz, 130 dB SPL max, sensitivity -40 dBFS/Pa @ 1 kHz, 3,5mm headphones connector, integrated desk stand, 1/4″ thread compatible with any camera stand, ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App avialable in Apple App Store, weight 160g incl. desk stand, dimensions: 89 x 142 x 97mm, colour black, incl. 1m USB cable and 1m USB-C cable


11. Zylia Pro Have it all

Zylia Pro Have it all

3rd order Ambisonics microphone for 360° recordings

  • Enables 3D audio recordings as well as multitrack recordings of the entire music scene with only one microphone
  • based on the ZM-1 microphone array with 19 digital MEMS microphones distributed on a sphere
  • Connection to the computer via USB
  • Recording in 24-bit / 48 kHz
  • “Zylia Studio Pro” Plug-In (VST / AU) for real-time decoding
  • Presets for surround and ambient applications (e.g., 5.1, 7.1, 5.4.1, 22.2, and more)
  • “Zylia Ambisonics Converter” to convert the ZM-1 signals to Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA)
  • Supports the formats B-format, FuMa, ACN, ambiX, TBE
  • Compatible with Facebook 360 and Youtube 360 ​​platforms
  • “Zylia Studio Software” for recording, postprocessing, decoding and mixing of microphone signals
  • Makes it possible to influence all individual instruments in volume and panorama after completion of recording
  • Extraction of individual instruments possible
  • Export of single tracks to other DAW (Reaper / Ardor) as WAV file possible
  • System requirements: From Win7, from Mac OSX 10.9, from Linux Ubuntu 16.04; 2GB RAM; 2GB of free hard disk space
  • DAW: Reaper, Ardor
  • ZM-1 Dimensions: 155 x 103 mm
  • ZM-1 Weight: 470 g
  • Micro USB 2.0 connection
  • 1/4″and 5/8″ tripod thread
  • Includes tripod, thread adapter and USB cable

12. Zylia Music Set

Zylia Music Set

Multitrack Recording Solution

  • For Mac and PC with 19 embedded microphones and Automix feature
  • Allows doing a multitrack recording of the entire music scene with only one microphone
  • Based on the ZM-1 microphone array with 19 digital MEMS microphones distributed on a sphere
  • Zylia Studio Software for recording, postprocessing, mixing and decoding microphone signals
  • Automix function automatically sets the appropriate volume and panorama positions on demand
  • Alternatively, the individual instruments can be manually adjusted in volume and panorama after recording
  • Extraction of individual instruments possible
  • Export single tracks to other DAW as WAV file
  • Connection to the computer via USB2
  • Recording in 24-bit / 48 kHz
  • Directivity: Spherical
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Dynamic range: 105 dB
  • Signal / noise ratio: 69 dB (A)
  • THD: <1% @ 128 dB SPL
  • Noise: -105 dB FS (A)
  • Micro USB 2.0 connection
  • 1/4″ and 5/8″ tripod thread
  • ZM-1 dimensions: 155 x 103 mm
  • ZM-1 weight: 470 g
  • System requirements: Windows 7 or later, Mac OSX 10.9 or later, Linux Ubuntu 16.04 or later, 2 GB RAM, 2 GB HD, Internet connection
  • Tripod, thread adapter and USB cable included

13. DPA 4097 Interview Kit

DPA 4097 Interview Kit

DPA 4097 Interview Kit; set comprising of: 1 x 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun microphone (black, MicroDot, 10 cm gooseneck); 1 x MicroDot-cablel 2,2 mm, length 1,8 m (CM2218B00); 1 x plate for transmitter; 1 x cold shoe mount with 1/4″- thread (CS4099); 1 x Rycote Windjammer (Rycote 055427, DPA 4099 Mini Windjammer); 1 x telescope-boom (Manfrotto MPCOMPACT-BK); 1 x Velcro strap 330 mm


14. micW iShotgun

micW iShotgun

Miniature clip-on microphone

  • For Apple iPhone/iPad and other mobile devices with “standard” 4-pin connectors
  • Microphone type: Electret condenser
  • Principle of operation: Interference tube
  • Polar pattern: Super cardioid
  • Capsule diameter: 8.5 mm
  • Frequency range: 100 – 18,000 Hz max
  • SPL dB sensitivity: 8 mV/Pa
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 65 dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Noise level: 28 dB (IEC 268-4 A-weighted)
  • Output impedance: < 2200 Ohm
  • Power supply: Plug & Play
  • Connector: 4-Pin mini jack
  • Dimensions (Diameter x length): 8-10 x 120 mm (without connector)
  • Weight: 20 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Included in the delivery: Holder for flash unit, wind shield, 1m extendable mini boom, 3m extension cable, cable splitter SA01, cable splitter SA012, camera cable CB002S, user manual

15. Earthworks Audio PM40

Earthworks Audio PM40

Piano Microphone

  • For mounting inside the piano
  • Not visible from the outside
  • Condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Omnidirectional
  • Frequency range: 9 – 40,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 15mV / Pa (-36dBV / Pa)
  • Max. SPL: 148 dB SPL (input)
  • Requires 48 V phantom power
  • Telescopic rail for variable placement
  • Includes transport case

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