Wonderful sounding quality piece of Professional Gear
6 March 2013
Summary: Many of Shure's products have become industry/studio standards throughout the years because they just work, and work well. Their mics seem to "get the job done" without frills. Their products remind me of 'military grade'; constructed to be functional and to last. I've read somewhere that they actually do test and torture their products way beyond other manufacturers. I have no affiliation with the company. This is my honest review. I recently purchased the KSM44a.
Excerpt: Better mic than I expected. Best sounding vocals for any mic I have used. One great thing too is that it is not only a stellar recording mic but also a great stage mic. I don't know what they done to it but you can really turn up the volume on this one without getting so much feedback. Great all around mic, very satisfied.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
This is the "go to" microphone for vocals and acoustical instruments
5 March 2012
Summary: The engineer at the studio where I recorded my first 5 CD's began using the KSM 44 on my third project, and I love the sound he got. He used it for my vocal (solo) and for my male background vocalist (tenor/baritone). I think he was using an A/T mic for my female BGV. He ran both mics through an Avalon AD2022 preamp and recorded on a ProTools rig. Last year the studio was sold, and I had to go looking for another studio for my current project.
Summary: If you want a wireless that is easy, good bang for your buck and that is compliant with the new federal laws regarding the frequencies....this is the unit for you. Or at least, the one for me. I've got 7 of these puppies and love 'em.
Summary: I bought my first KSM44 about 5 years ago. I used it mainly for a vocal mic. Whar a rich, smooth, natural sound! It has some coloration, but maybe that's why I like it. It picks up the subtle nuances in the voice or instrument that would not be captured with a lesser mic. I recently bought 3 more. I love them to pieces. It has proved to be a fantastic "all-around" mic. My advice? Buy one. Whether you are recording vocals, guitar, classical strings, drums, etc.