Penn State University - School of Visual Arts
Professor: Eduardo Navas (
206 Arts Cottage

Microphones General

Types of microphones available at the New School's Equipment Center:

SM58 Vocal Microphone:
built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A unidirectional (cardioid) pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.ݬ

Electro Voice 635A:
Omni-Directional Handheld Dynamic ENG Microphone.
known as The Buchanan Hammer and often used for interviews.
Sony ECM 44B
Omni-directional, electret condenser microphone; Cost-effective miniature microphone

Rode NT4
affordable stereo miking, eliminatrd the need for purchasing matched pairs of expensive mics

Sennheiser ME2
Omnidirectional lavalier microphone
sharp, clean sound--some say perhaps a bit too "birght"

Sennheiser ME66
Cardoid microphone