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A professional studio, on the other hand, has a microphone collection that is both broad and deep: In practice, I chose as my delineator the Shure SM81; anything that costs less than that goes in this category.
Anything more expensive than the TLM goes in this velvet-lined box. There are several ways in which you can break down microphone types: I chose to classify them into broad categories based on the type of transducer employed, with an extra classification for specialized application mics. But these categories make operational sense. While there have been astonishing breakthroughs in the level of performance available in low-priced microphones, the big guys are still in another universe of quality.
On some level, all other things being equal, you really do get what you pay for. I still remember the first time I heard my voice coming through a really good microphone. There was stuff there that lesser microphones hid in the mud; detail, warmth, all the things that give a voice that reach-out-and-touch-it quality.
Anyone wishing to lend me a U 47 for comparison is welcome to email the magazine. Having said all that, I shall now proceed to contradict myself. Make do, my foot. On that particular mandolin, the Oktava beat the pants off the Neumann; it was richer, it was clearer, and the sound was truer to the instrument. This is a perfect illustration of the rule that the rules are rubbery, and will stretch often.
When Dolly Parton recorded for RCA, with every jewel Neumann ever made available to her, she did her singing through a particular Electro-Voice RE15, because that was the one that was right. RCA kept it in a safe, with her name on it. This can be a boon if you need to tailor a vocal sound by rotating the mic a few degrees, but it can make leakage a screaming mess if more than one thing is happening in the studio. Or you might want some dynamic-microphone compression on a kick drum or a guitar amp, or the simpler, less-cluttered sound of a small-diaphragm condenser.