Penn State University - School of Visual Arts
Professor: Eduardo Navas (ean13@psu.edu)
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
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/sm/sm58-vocal-microphone

Electro Voice 635A:
Omni-Directional Handheld Dynamic ENG Microphone.
known as The Buchanan Hammer and often used for interviews.
http://www.electrovoice.com/product.php?id=100
Sony ECM 44B
Omni-directional, electret condenser microphone; Cost-effective miniature microphone
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=sony+ecm-44b&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4006569262660459741&ei=VUu3TK-bJ8X_lgffluS9DA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDYQ8wIwAw#

Rode NT4
affordable stereo miking, eliminatrd the need for purchasing matched pairs of expensive mics
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/NT4

Sennheiser ME2
Omnidirectional lavalier microphone
sharp, clean sound--some say perhaps a bit too "birght"
http://www.amazon.com/ME2-Sennheiser-Lavalier-Microphone/dp/B000EEJAEY

Sennheiser ME66
Cardoid microphone
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423592-REG/Sennheiser_ME66_K6_Super_Cardioid_Short.html