ALL THINGS MICROPHONES &
Electric guitars provide a special feeling within every song. They are the star on stage and shape the world's greatest hits.
Our amp-recording microphones excel because of the high-quality, “hand-made-in-Germany” workmanship and their natural sound character.
Our range of M and TG series mics will skillfully capture and record your guitar sound for posterity, on stage, in the studio or in your home studio.
So let's do a deep dive into amp-recording
& mics 101!
HOW TO MIC A GUITAR AMP: M 201 & M 160
There are many ways to mic a guitar amp.
In this video Jude Smith not only talks about mic positioning on a guitar amp, but also the use of high-quality microphones
like our M 201 and legendary M 160 ribbon microphone.
Experience the sound pick-up with both Clean-Chords & Overdrive!
Microphones for Electric Guitar
TG I51 Microphone
A true all-rounder!
The TG I51 is a dynamic microphone It’s your companion on guitar amplifiers and numerous instruments. The natural sound and the well-thought-out, slim but robust construction fulfil your every wish. The microphone boasts our characteristic natural sound so you’ll hear your instrument just like you want it: as a pure, natural reproduction. A quick response and outstanding impulse fidelity are delivered.
One mic, many applications.
M 201 TG Microphone
A trail blazer microphone!
The M 201 TG embodies natural sound reproduction like no other dynamic microphone. It reproduces signals with exceptional clarity and detail. These are the qualities that have led many people to select the M 201 TG as their go-to microphone of choice.
The M 201 has found its way into many a musician’s tool box, one microphone, many applications; a solid investment.
M 88 TG Microphone
The M 88 TG has shaped music history!
This microphone classic is all about broad frequency response. It is a quality that enables the microphone to work perfectly with the widest array of instruments, a role that can extend from duties with vocalists to service on a guitar amp. It’s warm, rich sound creates the weight that every performance needs.
Whatever the job or location, it’s good to go!
M 160 Microphone
A Legend in the microphone world!
A good bass response, warm mids and silky highs merge together into a special vintage sound. Due to the properties of the M 160, rough sound sources are reproduced softly and elegantly. One mic, many applications; vocals, drums, acoustic guitar, amps and so on.
The M 160 impresses with its hypercardioid polar pattern making it less susceptible to ambient noise.
An M 160 is not a purchase, it's an investment!
RECORDING FROM ELECTRIC GUITARS
It is worth investing time and effort in miking your electric guitars.
The right sound is influenced by many factors, the controls on your amp, the mic to use, it's positioning
and in addition leveling up!
In any case, it's worth getting to grips with the sheer number of settings. If you are already one step further and have found your perfect sound setting, we have summarised the first steps for you here.
1. SELECTING THE MIC
It is not possible to make a general statement about which microphone set-up is best.
It is worth playing with different sound characteristics to create your own sound.
To create new timbres, different microphones are often combined, such as a ribbon microphone with a dynamic microphone.
2. MICROPHONE POSITIONING
Place the microphone two to three centimetres away from the fabric covering of the loudspeaker.
Make sure that the microphone is positioned approximately at the level of the transition between the dust cap and the speaker cone.
Our tip: Optimise the position again after leveling the microphone signal.
Play the loudest passages on the guitar to produce the maximum level.
The gain on the speaker should be set so that the signal peaks never exceed -6 dBFS.
This way you still have enough headroom and overload is avoided.