Anatomy of a Microphone

Microphones are more complicated than you think.

Knowing the differences between the three main kinds of microphones—dynamic, condenser, and ribbon—can be an asset to your understanding of music. Check out the videos below to get a better idea of how these different microphones sound, but be sure to use high quality speakers or headphones so that you can pick up on the subtleties.

Microphone Comparison: Trombone

Microphone Comparison: Ribbon, Dynamic, Condenser

Sweetwater Microphone Shootout