Condenser microphones are highly sensitive microphones and are the ideal choice if you're recording acoustic instruments, ambient sounds, and vocals. Unlike their dynamic counterpart, you'll typically need a phantom power source to operate your condenser mic. This helps to improve the sensitivity and sound output, so you can enjoy a cleaner, and more accurate sound.
Most commonly found in a studio environment, Condenser microphones are specifically designed for picking up all surrounding noise. However, you might also find condensers during certain live on-stage performances. Condenser Mic's typically feature a thin plastic film, coated on one side with gold or nickel, and mounted close to a conductive stationary backplate. While the external phantom power supply applies a polarising voltage to the diaphragm. Coming in a range of different polar patterns, however, you'll find that cardioid condenser microphones offer the most sensitivity at the front and the least sensitivity at the back. Therefore, making the cardioid microphone perfect for studio vocal recordings.
At DJ City, we stock a range of condenser microphones for all your studio needs. So head into your local DJ City store, or contact our friendly staff today. We'd love to help you choose the perfect condenser microphone to suit your recording needs.