Category: Microphone Reviews

Soundelux E49 Microphone

There are just some products that you absolutely know are going to be great as soon as you unpack the box, it’s a combination of their appearance, packaging, and sometimes just their overall heft! Let me cut to the chase, the Soundelux E49 was even better than I thought it would be, based on those very first impressions.
For the benefit of those that might be unfamiliar with the original microphone that the E49 is based upon, the Neumann M49 was developed in 1951 and was a dual diaphragm microphone which used the same M7 and K49 capsules as used in the venerable U47. What made the M49 unique in its day was the capability to remotely switch the pickup pattern of the microphone. Read more →

AKG Elle C Microphone

As in many industries, pro audio manufacturers often get caught up in an endless cycle of new product development and when the stars are properly aligned, incremental improvement is the observed result. When they are not so well alligned, it’s just old wine in a new bottle. While this tiresome, it’s also understandable, for as a culture we’ve been taught… Read more →

Shure KSM141 microphone

It has been a few years now since Shure debuted its KSM series of studio microphones. The KSM32 led the pack, followed by the KSM44 and KSM27. All three were side-address, large-diaphragm — or at least relatively large-diaphragm — condenser microphones. Now, with the introduction of the KSM141, KSM137, and KSM109, Shure has broadened the KSM range to include end-address,… Read more →

Audio-Technica AT-4040 Microphone

What’s in the box? The 4040 is a side-address externally polarized (true) condenser microphone that operates in a cardioid only pattern. Micro-switches on the lower edge of the microphone body engage a low frequency cut (80 Hz, 12 dB per octave) and a 10dB pad. The microphone itself is finished in a matte black and weighs in at just under… Read more →