The recording mics we used for our session
This microphone has gained legendary status as the one that can literally do anything. Its great on vocals, guitars, drums, brass instruments, and so on. For under a hundred quid, you can own a microphone that has recorded a million hit albums!
A more serious mic and investment at just under a grand. This condenser mic has been around since the early 70s and can switch from a standard cardioid pickup pattern to an experimental figure of eight pattern. A hugely versatile option.
NeuMANN TLM 102
Another heavyweight name in mic design. Most Neumann mics are out of reach financially for the home recordist, but this little mic – a fixed cardioid pattern condenser – is wonderful for recording all instruments and comes in at under £500.