Summary: I bought these mics because I kept seeing them on lists of mics recording engineers either had or had used, and loved them. I recorded acoustic, and electric guitar at a session using a Golden Age Pre-73.
Professional instrument mic for accustical instruments in the home studio.
8 June 2011
Summary: If you need a microphone to record acoustical instruments particularly guitars, this is the one to get. This will give you the natural sound that you want and pick up all the nuances (details in the sound) that bring the instrument up close. This is a truly professional mic for a home studio.
Summary: AS FAR AS A GREAT OVERHEAD MIC AND AN ACOUSTIC GTR MIC, THE SHURE SM81 IS GREAT FOR A CLEAR NATURAL SOUND. IT HAS A LOW FREQUENCY ROLL OFF SWITCH AND A -10db SWITCH ALSO. VERY PRACTICAL AND USEFUL FEATURES. IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO HAVE A PAIR.