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frankP_en 08/12/2008

Shure KSM32 : frankP_en のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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The Shure KSM32 is a side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for studio recording and live sound productions. It reproduces a natural sound of the original source. It's light weight (490 g). 55.9 mm (2.20 in.) maximum body diameter, 187 mm (7.37 in.) long. It's gold plated and uses the XLR input for a higher quality of sound. It's got a nice feature of switching from 0 or -15 dB. A low frequency Response switch -6 dB/octave below 115 Hz, -18 dB/octave below 80 Hz. It also using phantom power. If you are wanting to use this mic in your recording interface or PA, you better have some phantom power. It comes with a good mount for your mic stand and case to carry out for the road. The case does scratch up easily though. I would use a pop filter with this. I liked the strong grille and the metal construction. It really gives it a professional feel. Shure's manufacturing is affordable and durable "working class" musicians. It's easier to grasp, and no visible screws or mounting threads to disrupt the mic's elegant lines.

OVERALL OPINION

I've owned mine for 3 years now. It's works great. Dependable, and produces a great sound. Gives you a clear, sharp sound. I like that you can change the frequency response. I have a very low voice. I haven't tried any other models before but I'm think of upgrading to the Shure KSM44. I figure, it's a higher price, and better quality than this, so I must be sick! This mic is great for beginning musicians and studio/home studio owners. It really brings your recording to the next level. You can use this mic for recording your voice, acoustic guitar, brass or woodwind instruments, the electric bass, drums, a chorus, room ambience, or crashing electric guitar amps for a clean tune. Both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have effects on the sound obtained when miking a source. You need to experiment with these to achieve the best overall sound for each instrument. I've tried many trial and errors. It really makes a couple of months to ready get what works the best. I was using this mic to record my crate guitar amp. I was thinking how can I record this right? Putting the mic in the center, on the side, directly in front of the cone? My first CD I decided to record the guitar with this mic. I realized that the standard of SM57's worked just fine. I think the mic is pricey, but the result is great. I don't see how you can have a $4,000 condenser mic and pick up everything, included what's going on outside. This is perfect. Just enough to pick up what you want. At $550, it's not too bad.