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  • SHURE SM57 Instrument Microphone

    SHURE SM57 Instrument Microphone

    Shure SM57 handheld microphone. Box includes: SHURE SM57 MICROPHONE SWIVEL MIC HOLDER CARRYING BAG
    £60.00
    £3.30 postage
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  • sE Electronics x1 mic and vocal pack

    sE Electronics x1 mic and vocal pack

    sE Electronics Vocal Mic Pack XLR Boxed and in new condition. Only been out the box to test. Studio clearance, great alt to the Shure SM7B Comes with mic, pop shield and cradle. Can be attached to standard mic stands. Sent by recorded delivery or collection from Leeds Offers appreciated
    £72.00
    10 bids
    £5.50 postage
    Ending Today at 2:21PM GMT
  • RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle

    RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Bundle

    With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised (along with the NT1) as one the world's quietest studio microphones. This low noise makes it an ideal for vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording guitars and percussion.
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  • Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Professional Microphone

    Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic Professional Microphone

    The legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech.
    £22.00
    2 bids
    £9.95 postage
    Ending Today at 2:30PM GMT
  • Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone 01

    Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone 01

    The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.
    £22.00
    2 bids
    £9.95 postage
    Ending Today at 2:32PM GMT
  • Shure SM58 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone 05

    Shure SM58 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone 05

    The legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech.
    £26.00
    3 bids
    £9.95 postage
    Ending Today at 2:31PM GMT
  • Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone 02

    Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone 02

    The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording.
    £28.00
    3 bids
    £9.95 postage
    Ending Today at 2:33PM GMT
  • Shure SM58S Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch clip and pouch

    Shure SM58S Dynamic Vocal Microphone with On/Off Switch clip and pouch

    The legendary Shure SM58s vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech.
    £79.99
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  • SUPERLUX e205u USB Studio Condenser Microphone

    SUPERLUX e205u USB Studio Condenser Microphone

    The E205U is a high quality condenser microphone with an advanced A/D and USB interface which gives you digital recording capabilities instantly with no external digital interface or software driver required.
    £39.99
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  • AKG C430 Miniature Condenser Microphone

    AKG C430 Miniature Condenser Microphone

    AKG C430 condenser mic. Great quality overhead microphone.
    £50.00
    1 bid
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Today at 3:11PM GMT
  • Samson Go Mic Direct - Portable USB Condenser Microphone

    Samson Go Mic Direct - Portable USB Condenser Microphone

    TheSamson Go Mic Direct is USB condenser microphone that features an ultra-compact design and plugs directly into your Mac or PC's USB port without a cable, and without blocking the other ports. It records at CD quality 16-bit, 44.1 resolution and is great for podcasting, recording music, recording sound for YouTube videos and much more.
    £14.99
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    £6.50 postage
    Ending Today at 2:36PM GMT
  • MD-500 General Purpose Dynamic Microphone

    MD-500 General Purpose Dynamic Microphone

    It"s ideal for a wide variety of applications, including live sound and home recording.Checkout. Microphone Stands and Clips. Nice item, exactly as advertised. Heavy Duty Stands. Folding Stands. Conductor Stands.
    £11.99
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  • Shure Beta 87A supercardioid condenser microphone.

    Shure Beta 87A supercardioid condenser microphone.

    With its condenser design and supercardioid polar pattern, the Beta 87A reveals nuance and subtlety in a microphone optimized for the most demanding live environments. Like any other Shure mic, the Beta 87A is built to withstand just about anything.
    £91.00
    10 bids
    £3.30 postage
    Ending Today at 3:37PM GMT
  • Alesis MicLink Wireless Digital Microphone Adapter

    Alesis MicLink Wireless Digital Microphone Adapter

    Microphone Pop Shield & Filter. Microphone Stands. Speaker Stands. MicLink Wireless aims to take the complexity, frustration, and cost out of traditional wireless systems - creating a flexible, all-in-one solution that gets you up and running with the dynamic mic of your choice.
    £69.00
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  • Neewer NW-700 Studio Condenser Microphone inc XLR Cable,shock mount & pop screen

    Neewer NW-700 Studio Condenser Microphone inc XLR Cable,shock mount & pop screen

    Neewer NW-700 Professional Studio Condenser Microphone Set. The set can be used for karaoke, in sound reinforcement or recording, to pick up voice or instruments, indoors or outdoors. The metal shock mount features an angle adjustment with locking knob and can effectively reduce handling noise.
    £17.00
    2 bids
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    Ending Today at 1:38PM GMT
  • Behringer C3 Condenser Microphone

    Behringer C3 Condenser Microphone

    Behringer C3 studio condenser microphone - used in home studio. Some scuffs on cardboard box. Great starter microphone.
    £31.00
    7 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Today at 7:19PM GMT
  • 2 x Vintage Microphone Leson CB? Base StationDT-252A + BM-3 Crystal Duvidal

    2 x Vintage Microphone Leson CB? Base StationDT-252A + BM-3 Crystal Duvidal

    £19.99
    1 bid
    £6.80 postage
    Ending Today at 2:02PM GMT
  • Audio Technica Pro 35x mini cardioid condenser instrument mic

    Audio Technica Pro 35x mini cardioid condenser instrument mic

    Its extended frequency response captures subtle nuances of the performance. The included UniMount® clip permits accurate positioning and provides shock resistance while protecting the element. The microphone’s cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source.
    £39.99
    1 bid
    £2.80 postage
    Ending Today at 3:52PM GMT
  • AKG Perception 120 P120 Project Studio Condenser Microphone

    AKG Perception 120 P120 Project Studio Condenser Microphone

    Bought it when I had the idea of making a home studio gave up on the idea before I took it out of the box.
    £60.00
    Estimated delivery dateEst. delivery Mon, Dec 12
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  • KAM KWM11 VHF Wireless Radio Microphone System Twin Handheld Mics DJ 174.1 174.5

    KAM KWM11 VHF Wireless Radio Microphone System Twin Handheld Mics DJ 174.1 174.5

    £54.99. Dual VHF wireless microphone system. Receiver signal staus LED. We are all here to asist in any way we can. Mic signal status LED. When we have received the item back it will be checked to confirm the fault.
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  • RODE M1, Live Performance Dynamic Microphone

    RODE M1, Live Performance Dynamic Microphone

    The Rode M1 is a cardioid dynamic microphone with solid build quality and a high-power neodymium capsule designed specifically for live vocal performance but equally as strong on guitar amplifiers as well as kick drum, snare drum, toms and percussion.
    £30.00
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    £6.50 postage
    Ending Today at 3:52PM GMT
  • Shure SM58 Legendary Vocal Microphone

    Shure SM58 Legendary Vocal Microphone

    The legendary Shure SM58® vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement, and studio recording. Its tailored vocal response for sound is a world standard for singing or speech.
    £53.00
    8 bids
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    Ending Today at 6:00PM GMT
    Estimated delivery dateEst. delivery Tue, Dec 13
  • Neumann TLM 102 Cardioid Microphone - With Shock Mount

    Neumann TLM 102 Cardioid Microphone - With Shock Mount

    Neumann TLM 102 cardioid microphone. Comes with original shock mount.
    £400.00
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  • sE Electronics sEX1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    sE Electronics sEX1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    Features a Low Pass Filter and a 10dB Pad. Requires Phantom Power ( 48V).
    £26.00
    20 bids
    £9.99 postage
    Ending Today at 6:53PM GMT
  • EZI - Mini Wireless Cordless Clip-on Lapel Tie Microphone Mic Transmitter Set

    EZI - Mini Wireless Cordless Clip-on Lapel Tie Microphone Mic Transmitter Set

    Plug the receiver into the input socket for microphone of amplifier, set both switch of transmitter and switch of receiver to ON position, then the pilot lamps and are on that indicates a good condition and it is ready for operation.
    £13.39
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Pro Audio Microphones

A microphone (mic) changes sound waves into an electrical signal. This signal can then be amplified, recorded or transmitted.

Things to consider

  • Sound source - select a microphone capable of picking up the frequency range of what you want to record, and cope with the loudness of the source.
  • Equipment the microphone will connect to - ensure compatibility of both electrical characteristics and physical connections to other audio equipment you intend to use.

Common types of professional microphone

  • Condenser
  • Dynamic 
  • Ribbon 
  • Lavalier

Condenser microphones

  • Pros - better for high-frequency detail, more distance or quieter sounds sources. Suited to percussion, piano, strings or vocals within a studio setting
  • Cons - can be overloaded by loud sounds

Condenser mics use internal circuitry that requires power to operate. Termed ‘phantom power,’ this is supplied through the microphone cable from the audio mixer or recorder. Some utilise an internal battery.

If a microphone is identified as a valve or tube mic, it utilises a valve as a pre-amplifier. Sometimes popular for a more pleasing tonal quality, valve mics need time to warm up before use.

Dynamic microphones

  • Pros - can cope with loud sounds without distortion, therefore suitable for guitar amps, drums and vocals in a live environment
  • Cons - not good for weak or distant sounds

Ribbon microphones

Similar to condenser mics but containing a delicate ribbon of aluminium as a key component of the internal workings

Reputation as being delicate and unsuitable for exposure to loud sounds

Check the specifications to see exactly what a ribbon model can handle

Lavalier microphones

Sometimes called tie, body or lapel mics

Small microphones used in television, theatre and public speaking

Frequency response

This graph shows the range of sound a mic can reproduce as well as how sensitive it is within that range. 

Polar patterns

Sometimes called pickup patterns, polar patterns show where a microphone ‘looks’ for sound and areas it will ignore. 

Different patterns are useful for different applications, depending on what you want to capture. There are three main types:

  • Bidirectional - records sound within a figure of eight pattern and is ideal if recording two sources either side of the mic
  • Cardioid - focussed on what is in front of them, you may also see the terms hyper cardioid and super cardioid. The difference lies in how much they reject and where.
  • Omnidirectional - picks up sound evenly in all directions

Refer to the technical specifications of a microphone to view a visual representation of the polar pattern of your chosen mic.