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-1DYN
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
V67iSDC-DUAL
V67N   SDC
CR21 PAIR   SDC
CR30      LDC
CR77      DYN
CR89   LDC
770X     LDC
2006      LDC-FET
440      LDC
441  SDC
R77RIB
R144RIB
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
V67iSDC-DUAL
V67NSDC
CR21 PAIR   SDC
CR30      LDC
CR77      DYN
CR89LDC
770XLDC
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
V67NSDC
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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