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The Shure SM81 is a high-quality, unidirectional condenser microphone designed for studio recording, broadcasting, and sound reinforcement. Its wide frequency response, low noise characteristics, and low RF susceptibility have made it a standard for applications involving acoustic instruments, especially guitar, piano, and cymbals.The SM81 is ruggedly constructed. It operates on phantom power and performs over a wide range of temperatures and humidity conditions. It is furnished with a swivel adapter, attenuator-switch lock, foam windscreen, and case for carrying and storage. Other accessories are available. Shure SM81 Features 0 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response Flat response curve for accurate reproduction of sound sources Low noise and high output clipping level Low distortion over a wide range of load impedances Cardioid polar pattern, uniform with frequency and symmetric about axis, providing maximum rejection and minimum coloration of off-axis sounds Low RF susceptibility Selectable low-frequency response: flat, 6 or 18 dB/octave rolloff 0 dB/10 dB lockable attenuator switch Phantom powering (DIN 45 596 voltages of 12 to 48 Vdc) Rugged steel construction for durability Field-usable over wide range of temperature and humidity conditions


Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

Kick in: D112 Kick out: u87 Subkick: Tuned Yamaha NS10 cabinet Crotch: 121 Snare A: 57 Snare B: 451 Tom 1: md441 Tom 2: md441 Hat: md441 Ride: sm81 Crash: sm81 OH: 4038s spaced Room: DPA 4041s This was for an album recording with a lot of different styles, hence the kitchen sink setup :-)

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Setting up a community studio

...them. Here is a simple ensemble of mics and other gear: ________________________________________ Drums: 1 Sennheiser 421 2 Shure SM57 4 Shure SM98 2 Shure SM81 2 Shure KSM 32 Bass: 1 Countryman DI box 1 Sennheiser 421 Guitar: 2 Sennheiser 421 2 Shure SM57 Piano/Keys: 2 Countryman DI 2 AKG 414 Vocals: Shure SM57 Shure SM7 Misc: Mackie Big Knob 6 sets of Beyerdynamic D770 headphones Furman Headphone System w/ 5 boxes 3 Presonus M-80 mic...

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Pultec EQ, another compressor, or more channels?

...on reputation only. Here are mic's that have been through many revisions, the earlier model are better than newer ones: AKG414, SM81, SM57, U87, MD421. The MD409U3 become too costly to make, they came out with the 609.....POS. They recovered with the e906. Not as good as the 409, but much better than the 609.

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