A frequent question even from experienced performers is which microphone is best for my instrument? There is, unfortunately, no universal answer here, but we can give some useful tips that will make your search much easier.
In fact, a microphone is a kind of transducer: a membrane or metal band oscillates under the action of sound waves, oscillations are then converted into a useful electrical signal.
There are many different types of microphones, the two most common and running - condenser and dynamic.
Dynamic microphones have a simple and reliable design. The rugged diaphragm allows you to not be afraid of high sound pressure, sudden changes in temperature and humidity. These qualities make dynamic microphones ideal for recording loud, fast attacking sounds like drums or guitar amps. Because of their fighting qualities, dynamic microphones are more versatile.
Condenser microphones, on the other hand, are quite fragile-they respond to changes in humidity and temperature. If you record loud sounds with a sharp attack, you risk damaging the diaphragm. Condenser microphones tend to be more sensitive than dynamic microphones, so they are known for excellent detail. This advantage is especially noticeable in the transmission of high frequencies. A condenser microphone is great for recording voice and instruments with a wide dynamic range.
Please note, condenser microphones almost always require an additional power supply.
For pianos and grand pianos, it's best to use a paired stereo microphone - that's the only way to capture the full range of the instrument. If that's not possible, a cardioid condenser microphone will do just fine. Place it 30-60 cm in front of the strings.
A good microphone is an essential ingredient for quality sound. Take care of your equipment, and Solo will take care of the digital transmission and processing.