Mics for vibraphone amplification

FAQ #2547 Updated September 11, 2008

Question:

Im new to this of amplification, but i know the basics regarding vibraphone amplification (different positions, advantages, disadvantages, 3-to-1 rule, etc). By what i've read here, your KSM series fit most of acoustic instruments, and i'd like to know wich one do your recomend for live and studio performances on vibraphone or marimba.

Answer:

First, read our online booklets about Micropohone Techniques for Music - Studio and Microphone Techmniques for Music - Sound Reinforcement.

Mics to consider: condensor, unidirectional models, like:

KSM137

KSM109 
SM81
SM94
PG81

Which will you like the best? That is up to your ear to decide.

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