Description of Mic Models
From Fractal Audio Systems Wiki
The following mic models are available in the Axe-Fx. You can also find a list on the Fractal Audio website.
|Axe-FX Mic Type||Description|
|None (**This is now the default since v. 4.00)||Disables mic post processing|
What can you say about the Shure SM57 It is a tool found in the workbench of every sound engineer, both for live and studio applications. There's simply no question: it's a "must-have" mic.
By the way, the '57 has been proudly standing on the podium of the US President for over 30 years, so you can add patriotism to its outstanding attributes! This mic is also known to take a beating and come back for more, so tell your roadie Rocco to have a ball! Its outstanding performance, legendary reliability, and diversity of application make this "workhorse" the choice of performers, producers, and sound engineers the world over.
|58 DYN||The Shure SM58® unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic vocal microphone is designed for professional vocal use in live performance, sound reinforcement,
and studio recording. It has a tailored vocal response for a sound which is a world standard for singing or speech. A highly effective, built-in spherical filter minimizes wind and breath "pop" noise. A cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise.
The Sennheiser MD 421 is one of the most recognized microphones in the world. Its excellent sound qualities enable it to cope with the most diverse recording conditions and broadcasting applications. The 5-position bass control enhances its "all-round" qualities.
|87A COND||The Shure Beta 87A is a premium quality supercardioid hand-held electret condenser vocal microphone with exceptionally smooth frequency response and high sound pressure level capability. Used for professional sound reinforcement, broadcasting, and studio recording applications, the Beta 87A combines superb performance with the ruggedness needed for touring and field production.
|U87 COND||Over 50,000 Neumann U87 users can't be wrong, this microphone is the professional standard and sets the mark by which all others are measured. The U 87 will celebrate its 40th birthday in 2007 and is still going strong.
The U 87 Ai condenser microphone is a large diaphragm microphone with 3 polar patterns and a unique frequency and transient response characteristic.
Sennheiser e609 Silver
The e609 Silver is based on the legendary MD 409 microphone. Able to withstand high SPLs without distorting, the e609 Silver's flat-profile capsule allows extremely close miking of guitar cabinets and precise drum miking, particularly toms. The e609 Silver's super-cardioid design improves isolation while its increased output and wider frequency response improves performance. Its sound inlet basket, made of refined steel, is distinguished by a unique silver address side.
|RE16 DYN ||Electro-Voice Model RE16 DYN
The Electro-Voice Model RE16 is a Variable-D® dynamic supercardioid microphone designed for the most exacting professional use. It is like the RE15, except that it uses a unique blast filter. The blast filter, an integral part of the RE16, permits hand-held and outdoor use without “P-popping” or excessive wind noise.
|R121 Cond||Royer Labs R-121 Ribbon Microphone |
Like many of the best loved classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, sensitivity in the dynamic mic range, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that’s where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is a far more versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks, including live stage use. It’s built solid enough for us to give it a lifetime warranty. The R-121 redefined ribbon microphones so thoroughly that Recording Magazine wrote "…the Royer R-121 is destined to become one of the classic microphones of the 21st century".
Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient Polar Pattern: Figure-8 Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB Sensitivity: -50 dBv Re. 1v/pa Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1K (nominal) Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms @ 300 Ohms Maximum SPL: >135dB @ 20 Hz
|D112 DYN||AKG D112 Large Diaphragm Microphone |
This microphone was developed for clean kick drum and bass guitar performance with a powerful, punchy sound.
The microphone shall be a dynamic type with a cardioid pickup pattern with response from 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 10 dB), 40 Hz - 17 kHz (+/- 3 dB). Sensitivity shall be no less than 1.8 mV/Pa, and the maximum operating level for 1 and 3% THD shall be virtually unmeasurable. Absolutely free of distortion even at high sound pressure levels, very low diaphragm resonance, a relatively narrow-band rising high frequency response at 4 kHz, and an extremely robust construction are the outstanding features of this microphone. Technical Info Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 17 kHz Polar Pattern: Cardioid Sensitivity: 1.8 mV/Pa (-55 dBV) Impedance: 210 ohms
|67 COND||Neumann U67 |
The microphone capsule of the U 67 microphone is a pressure-gradient device. It is composed of two identical cardioid systems arranged back to back. By switching of the polarizing voltage these two cardioid patterns can also be combined as to produce the three directional characteristics cardioid, omni-directional, and figure-8. Selection of these patterns is accomplished by a switch located at the front of the microphone directly beneath the wire cage. The symbol of the characteristic selected appears in a window directly above the switch. Two additional switches are located at the rear of the microphone. One switch provides for a sensitivity reduction of appr. 10 dB ahead of the amplifier section permitting transmission of the highest sound pressure levels without danger of overloading the amplifier. The second switch produces a roll-off at the low frequency end beginning at 200 cps. This permits compensation of the normally occurring low frequency rise when a pressure - gradient microphone is addressed at close range. This position further serves to suppress low frequency mechanical interference. These two switches like wise have windows in which their position is indicated. When the sensitivity reduction is effective, the window shows "-10 dB", and when the low frequencies are attenuated, the window shows a horizontal line with its left end bent downward. (These symbols are described as viewed when the microphone is on a stand with its connector end facing the floor.) A special circuit within the amplifier distinctly attenuated all frequencies below 30 cps, while those above 40 cps are reproduced linearly. The microphone amplifier's response may be extended to below 20 cps flat by opening the jumper "S-2" in the amplifier itself.