Shure KSM44 (No Longer Available)
Large-diaphragm Multi-pattern Dual-capsule Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
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From Our Research Team:
The KSM44One of the finest microphones we've encountered, the KSM44 bears a very strong resemblance to the exceedingly popular KSM32 in quality performance. This studio condenser mic is virtually free of crossover distortion and brings improved linearity across its entire operating range. Sound reproduction is extremely accurate and clear. It's housed in a zinc die-cast for a long life.
•extended frequency response of 20 Hz - 20 kHz
•multi-pattern dual large diaphragm condenser microphone
•transformerless preamplifier circuitry
•dual one-inch, gold-layered, Mylar diaphragms provide added low frequency response, while improving environmental stability
•the diaphragms' extra-thin (2.5 micrometers) design accurately reproduces any sound source, while achieving an extremely low self-noise of 7dB.
•champagne-colored finish graces the exterior of the KSM44's durable zinc die-cast housing
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"PHENOMINAL SOUND FROM A COMPANY THAT I'M SHURE OF."
by Ingvar Estrada from NV.Every microphone that I utilize as a singer for Stage or Studio is a top of the line Shure.
March 17, 2007
Music Background: Tenor
The KSM 44 is a very versatile, quiet, and rich sounding, studio microphone to record with and will r... read more [+]ival or sound better than microphones that cost much more.
Buy a quality microphone preamp as this microphone is well worth it.
If you're serious about your audio sound and performance-
Shure is a company that you can trust for quality products. close [-]
by jimi Krystofiak from San Leandro Cagreat mic, never a problem and always sounds so clean. love it for room mic drums , close and far guitar , electric or acoustic, vocal, and just about anything. I have a teacher who even uses them a... read more [+]s overheads!!!!
September 11, 2006
Music Background: Recording enginer w/ BA
They just do what they need to and well great for the price multi pattern.... come on sweet...... close [-]
Great for drums
by Tom from ChicagoI have a pair of these and have used them all over the drum kit. They're fantastic as overheads, as well as great room mics in omni (probably my favorite use for them). Also wonderful on toms, thoug... read more [+]h they tend to pick up a bit more ambient sound with the wide cardioid polar pattern than other mics. Even great in front (outside) of the bass drum. I've never worked with an engineer (as a drummer) who ever had anything bad to say about these (or the 32s) on drums either.
April 18, 2010
Music Background: Professional studio musician and home recordist
Versatile and wonderful mics! close [-]
A great mic that's very versatile!
by Steve Schriemer from Ann Arbor, MII purchased my KSM44 about 2 years ago and I've been very happy with my purchase. I've compiled some pros and cons to this mic that I hope will prove to be helpful to you:
May 18, 2008
Music Background: Student in Recording School, Folk Rock Musician, Producer
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- This mic can sound very colored if you are not careful about placement. Vocals can sound flat and guitars can sound too light.
- This mic can sound a little too bright at times. Especially on things like mandolin, or piano. It doesn't always handle high frequencies very well.
- Because of it's abundant features, this mic is very versatile. I've used this mic on acoustic guitars, male vocals, recorder, Chimes, Guitar amps, bass amps, and harmonica with great results.
- I've found that mic placement is very sensitive with this mic, but if you work at it, you can get a great sound out of this mic! I've found it to perform with a very transparent and clean sound when I worked hard to find its "sweet spot."
- The digital brightness that this mic has can be cured with a tube preamp. I bought an ART MPA Gold tube preamp and that has helped to give the mic's sound some warmth and richness on the frequencies above 1k.
This is a great mic and I'm very happy with mine. This thing is very durable and it's a workhorse. I would definitely recommend this mic to anyone who is looking for a mic with multiple applications and a nice sound for the price. close [-]
This is a great multi-purpose mic. The KSM44 is neutral and natural. Great for vocals and acoustic instruments, it's perfect for the studio using one mic for everything. Equally nice for the pro studio expanding their mic selection.
Kathy, Wilmington, NC
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