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Best Microphones for Radio and Podcasting

We have created a list for best equipment for radio and podcasting before and now we wanted to add more microphones for you to consider. We are going to list 10 microphones different from the last 5(The microphones are listed by pricing from low to high.)

Let’s start!

#1 MXL Mics 770

MXL 770 is a high quality multipurpose condenser mic that vocalists gravitate to for its solid low frequency response and clear high end. To achieve this MXL uses a high-quality FET pre-amp and transformerless balanced output for wide dynamic range and low noise. Features include a low frequency roll-off to reduce unwanted rumbling and a 10db pad to facilitate a wide variety of sound sources. The 770 comes with a shockmount to reduce mechanical vibrations and a rugged carrying case. The MXL 770 is a perfect combination of quality, flexibility, and value for radio broadcasting.

#2 Audio-Technica AT2020

AT2020's low-mass diaphragm is custom-engineered for extended frequency response and superior transient response. With rugged construction for durable performance, the microphone offers a wide dynamic range and handles high SPLs with ease. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source. Also, AT2020's high spl handling and wide dynamic range provide unmatched versatility.

#3 Blue Yeti

Blue Yeti's proprietary tri-capsule technology enables this condenser microphone to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings with legendary ease. And four different pattern settings offer incredible flexibility so you can record vocals for music, podcasts, and high quality radio broadcasting. Its gain control, mute button, zero-latency headphone output increases the mic's functionality. Yeti comes equipped with a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack that allows you to listen to what you're recording in real-time, without latency delays.

#4 Heil Sound PR40

The Heil PR 40 microphone boasts the widest frequency range of any dynamic mic in the Heil PR series. The PR 40 incorporates Heil’s sage-like understanding of phasing plug placement, along with the use of a very large (1″), low mass diaphragm, and custom magnet metals housed in a specially designed microphone body. Listening to the sound from this extraordinary dynamic mic, you might be forgiven for thinking it was a ribbon or a condenser. Heil Sound PR40 has to rate as one of the best dynamic mics, both for tonality and versatility.

#5 Rode NT1-A

Rode NT1-A is acardioid condenser microphone which has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the world’s most expensive microphones.
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 vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording podcasts or live broadcasting. Rode NT1-A 
includes RØDE SM6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover.

#6 Blue Blueberry

Blue Blueberry  is a pressure-gradient cardioid condenser microphone that allows your voice sit in front of the mix. Its handcrafted capsule and custom components provide shimmering high-end and smooth midrange with a commanding intimate presence. Its other features are intimate sound — tight lows and mids, countoured top end for superior, airy presence in the highs and series 2 shockmount. Focusing on vocals, Blueberry is a great choice for you to use when you are broadcasting.

#7 Sony C-100

Sony C-100 is a two way condenser microphone, compatible with High-Resolution Audio, and suitable for vocal and critical instrument recording in the studio. Incorporating newly developed double microphone capsules and noise elimination structure, originally employed in the C-800G microphone, the C-100 delivers a broad frequency range of 20 to 50,000 Hz and excellent reproduction of vocal and musical qualities. The condenser element of the C-100 microphone provides a selectable pick-up pattern (Omni/Uni/Bi) for various recording applications. Sony C-100 is a professional choice for you to use at your online radio station.

#8 Blue Kiwi

Kiwi, a pro condenser microphone delivers a world-class vocal sound to inspire once-in-a-lifetime performances. This solid-state microphone features one of Blue's amazing B6 capsules and one of the purest possible signal paths, providing you with a delightfully broad frequency response that's untarnished by audible noise or distortion. Discrete Class A signal path delivers clear sound with an extremely broad frequency response. Also its nine distinct polar patterns are for maximum flexibility making Blue Kiwi condenser microphone a perfect choice for all your online radio programs.

#9 Neumann TLM 170 R

The TLM 170 R was the first microphone with the now so successful fet-100 technology. Its 5 directional patterns plus remote control option works flawlessly. It guarantees very low self-noise and distortion. TLM 170 R has an enourmous dynamic range of 130 dB and it is extremely versatile.  It is a switchable large-diaphragm microphone that is characterised by its transmission characteristics and various switching options. Neumann TLM 170 R is used in a wide variety of applications in broadcasting, film and television and also in the semi-professional field.

#10 Neumann U87 Rhodium Edition

The Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition features the classic U87 in a Rhodium finish. The U87 Rhodium presents a wide range of features and versatility that make it to one of the most desirable mics available. Users of the U87 are recognizing the microphone immediately by its distinctive design. Well-known for its warm and well-balanced characteristics - your perfect choice as vocal microphone for all types of music and speech. Its other features are pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule, three directional characteristics (omni, cardioid, figure-8), switchable low frequency roll-off and switchable 10 dB pre-attenuation. This is the ultimate mic choice for your podcasting and broadcasting needs.

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