What is a suitable mic for a violin?

What is a suitable mic for a violin?

Date Updated: September 17, 2017 FAQ #51
Question:
Which mic is recommended for the violin? I usually play in live. Please give me a several models with a few details.
Answer:


If you want to use a microphone mounted on the violin, consider the SM11. Its a small omnidirectional dynamic microphone that can be mounted using the optional RK279 Instrument Mounting Accessories.



If you want to use a microphone on a stand, consider the SM94 or SM81 or KSM137. The SM94 will accept a AA battery or phantom power. The SM81 and KSM137 require phantom power to operate and do not have a battery compartment.



Find out more information about these microphones on our web site. And there is also a wonderful booklet that you can download called "Microphone Techniques for Music Sound Reinforcement."



Also, view the article "Choosing the Right Mic" on our blog for more information.