For over 30 years, I’ve collecting high-end microphones and recording gear. With this gear, I make quality recordings of everything from school, college, and music camp solo auditions, to orchestral recording for television broadcast. Here is a list of most of my microphones and mic pre-amp’s. Whether the recording is in a home, a studio, or on location during a live performance, I use the same gear for every session.
Microphones may be the most important link in the recording gear audio chain. Mics convert acoustic energy into electric energy. Therefore, what comes out of the back of a mic into the wire will probably be as good as it gets. High quality mics produce better sounding recordings. With that in mind, I’ve built a microphone collection that rivals or surpasses what most studios have.
Whenever an audio signal is routed through a recording console, it passes through multiple amp sections and gain stages. This diminishes the sound quality while adding distortion and system noise.
My mic pre-amp outputs are directly connected to the input of the recording device, therefore bypassing any other amplification or signal processing. This allows the cleanest, punchiest, most dynamic signal possible to be recorded.