Help for buying shotgun microphone



Many of you might have been in a situation when you wanted to buy a microphone but didn’t find a comprehensive chart that helps you choose. Well, I made one of shotgun mics. More than 100 type. I hope you’ll find it useful. I’ll try to update it time to time.

Shotgun microphones comparison

New Update 2015-04-28


Posted 2012-02-15T18:32:54.647

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1@Membrans Very nice list, thanks for sharing! – Alexandre Saba – 2012-03-06T15:00:09.183



Great idea! I actually did something similar in excel when I was choosing gear.

Why don't we start something similar in google docs open to everyone? If more people get involved and can edit, we can have a more exhaustive table even with personal experiences about different gear.

In a few hours I'm going to open some excels to start with. I will post them here, you can join if you like!

Javier Zumer

Posted 2012-02-15T18:32:54.647

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I have just started a spreadsheet about recorders. The idea is not register every possible piece of gear but models that are interesting for some reason. The document is public so you can check it out or help if you want.

– Javier Zumer – 2012-03-22T22:32:34.717


Wow, great work, very comprehensive! Could you make it downloadable, or do you want to keep it online only?

Brendan Rehill

Posted 2012-02-15T18:32:54.647

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1I want to keep it online only, but i will update it. Perhaps i will make another sound gears table in the future (more mics, portable recorders, preamp etc.). – Debsound – 2012-02-15T19:28:38.783


data on sensitivity and self-noise, please.


Posted 2012-02-15T18:32:54.647

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I try to update :) – Debsound – 2012-03-08T11:57:56.407


Thanks for this, very informative and helpful!


Posted 2012-02-15T18:32:54.647

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Cool. It would be nice to have the AKG C568 and also mics from Beyerdynamic added to the list though


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