Shure’s line of KSM studio microphones balances exceptional sensitivity and flexibility with unmatched durability to accurately capture the widest variety of sound sources. The newest additions to the KSM family are three smaller condenser microphones designed to capture instruments for the studio and stage. The budget-minded KSM109 features a cardioid pattern with a smooth high end and a tight, controlled low end. The KSM137 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL) and features extended frequency response, low self noise and a highly consistent cardioid pattern. The top-of-the-line KSM141 features both cardioid and omni patterns (interestingly, you change polar patterns on the KSM141 by twisting the rotating shaft instead of by using a more traditional switch) but otherwise shares the same characteristics as the KSM137. All three microphones sound superb on just about any instrument you can throw at them, and the different character, polar patterns and prices means there is a mic for everyone and every occasion.
Sweetwater’s Gear Giveaway
November marks the month of Thanksgiving – turkey, football and grandma’s famous stuffing. We’d like to show our gratitude by giving away a new Focusrite VoiceMaster Pro! Each month Sweetwater gives away FREE gear. It couldn’t be easier to enter (some would even say it’s fun), there are NO obligations and who knows, you might just walk away with some great gear for FREE! The VoiceMaster Pro is an amazing addition to any studio – commercial, personal or project! A channel strip of flavor, the VoiceMaster Pro is a serious upgrade from the previous VoiceMaster and includes everything a good vocal track could need including: high-quality Focusrite mic preamp (and instrument), Optical Expander, Vintage Harmonics (’70s tape emulation), Optical Compressor, Tube Sound effects, EQ, De-Esser, a backlit VU meter and more. Take a few minutes and apply to win a VoiceMaster Pro. If you have more questions about it, call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer!