Microphones have many different uses and applications from recording studio to live performance and, in a similar way to instruments, no two microphones will have the exact same properties. With this in mind, we always keep a huge range in stock from simple USB microphones for basic home recordings to diaphragm condensers and vintage style ribbon mics for professional recording studios. We are proud to stock some of the best microphone brands in the world including Sontronics, sE, Rode, Shure, AKG and Audix and they are all available to buy online or in-store.
Here at Absolute Music we are not just a music shop, we also have a suite of rehearsal rooms and a recording studio, which means that we use microphones on a very, very regular basis. This ensures that we have a working knowledge of the microphones that we sell and will happily answer any questions that you may have. You should also keep an eye on the blog where we regularly write about new products and showcase video demos of selected microphones in action.
The newest mic release from British brand Sontronics is the Sontronics SOLO, a handheld dynamic microphone that’s developed, designed and made in the UK (in actual fact, just 2 miles down the road from Absolute Music HQ!).
In the first of our Industry Standards series, we take a look at a pair of classic microphones that have found their place in pretty much every stage and studio setup since the mid-60s. Behold the Shure SM57 and SM58 microphones.
When you ask a professional musician to name a brand of wireless microphone, chances are most of them will say Sennheiser. With this in mind, the announcement of their new line of affordable wireless microphones needs very little in the way of an introduction.
Freedman Electronics, the parent company of renowned microphone company RØDE Microphones has just celebrated the opening of their 50th year and to mark the occasion they released some very exciting new microphones.
If you ever want to record anything in the real world – vocals, guitars, drum kits, choirs, or even birdsong, then you will inevitably need a microphone. Fortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task. Unfortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task! The choice is immense, and that can be a real problem for anyone looking for the “perfect” mic, if such a thing existed. Continue Reading
Feeling stressed? Take five minutes out to listen to this fantastic new song by the Stereophonics because who doesn't love the voice of Kelly Jones? The track is taken from their new album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ and the video below shows footage of the recording process. The track in the video is actually a special studio version, as featured on a special Deluxe version of the album.
The producer behind the Graffiti On The Train album, Jim Lowe, gave an interview to sE Electronics, as the Gemini II dual-valve condenser microphone was used extensively on the album. You can even see it in the video below! CLICK HERE to read the full interview with Jim.