Mic Application Chart

Selecting the right microphone for the job is an acquired art, and there's no right or wrong way to do it. But to help get you started, we've compiled a quick guide of suggested applications for our range of MXL Mics, showing you which ones work best for recording different kinds of instruments. Whether you're recording a jazz vocalist in the studio or miking a guitar amp on stage, MXL has a mic guaranteed to capture the sound you're looking for.

KEY LDC:Large Diaphragm Condenser SDC:Small Diaphragm Condenser RIB:Ribbon DYN:Dynamic

Recommended Microphone Recommended Applications  Optional Microphone Secondary Application

  • Microphones for Vocals
  • Microphones for Orchestral
  • Microphones for Guitar or keyboard
  • Microphones for percussion

VOCAL APPLICATIONS Vocal Live Vocals Broadcast/Podcast Type
POP LSM-9 DYN
Genesis TUBE
Genesis HE TUBE
V67G LDC
V67G HE LDC
V69MEDT LDC
V69M HE LDC
V67i SDC-DUAL
V67N SDC
CR21 PAIR SDC
CR30 LDC
CR77 DYN
CR89 LDC
770X LDC
2006 LDC-FET
440 LDC
R77 RIB
441 SDC
R144 RIB
603 PAIR SDC
606 SDC
A-5S DYN
A-5T DYN
A-55 KICKER DYN
DRUM CUBE DYN
DX-2 DYN-DUAL
LSM3 DYN
LSM5 GR DYN
BCD-1 DYN
550 / 551 R LDC/SDC
ORCHESTRAL APPLICATION String Brass Woodwinds Type
POP LSM-9 DYN
Genesis TUBE
Genesis HE TUBE
V67G LDC
V67G HE LDC
V69MEDT LDC
V69M HE LDC
V67i SDC-DUAL
V67N SDC
CR21 PAIR SDC
CR30 LDC
CR77 DYN
CR89 LDC
770X LDC
2006 LDC-FET
440 LDC
441 SDC
R77 RIB
R144 RIB
603 PAIR SDC
606 SDC
A-5S DYN
A-5T DYN
A-55 KICKER DYN
DRUM CUBE DYN
DX-2 DYN-DUAL
LSM3 DYN
LSM5 GR DYN
BCD-1 DYN
550 / 551 R LDC/SDC
GUITAR/KEY APPLICATIONS Electric Acoustic Bass Piano Type
POP LSM-9 DYN
Genesis TUBE
Genesis HE TUBE
V67G   LDC
V67G HE   LDC
V69MEDT LDC
V69M HE LDC
V67i SDC-DUAL
V67N SDC
CR21 PAIR SDC
CR30   LDC
CR77   DYN
CR89 LDC
770X LDC
2006 LDC-FET
441 SDC
440 LDC
R77 RIB
R144 RIB
603 PAIR SDC
606 SDC
A-5S DYN
A-5T DYN
A-55 KICKER DYN
DRUM CUBE DYN
DX-2 DYN-DUAL
LSM3 DYN
LSM5 GR DYN
BCD-1   DYN
550 / 551 R LDC/SDC
PERCUSSION APPLICATIONS Room Percussion Snare Kick Toms Cymbals/OH Type
POP LSM-9   DYN
Genesis   TUBE
Genesis HE   TUBE
V67G     LDC
V67G HE     LDC
V69MEDT LDC
V69M HE LDC
V67i SDC-DUAL
V67N SDC
CR21 PAIR SDC
CR30       LDC
CR77       DYN
CR89   LDC
770X   LDC
2006     LDC-FET
440 LDC
441 SDC
R77 RIB
R144 RIB
603 PAIR SDC
606 SDC
A-5S DYN
A-5T DYN
A-55 KICKER DYN
DRUM CUBE DYN
DX-2 DYN-DUAL
LSM3 DYN
LSM5 GR DYN
BCD-1   DYN
550 / 551 R   LDC/SDC


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