M88TG, SR-2N review 1/2
When introducing Beyerdynamic's M201TG and M160 and Stager Microphones' SR-5 microphones first, I felt something new.
That's the fact that I use these microphones from both manufacturers in various ways.
The main reason is the excellent completeness of these microphones, but it may also be due to my personal tendency to avoid microphones what everyone else uses commonly.
Also, the reason is because I want to highlight the artist's personality and to have its own color as an engineer, and it is to find the best combination based on the data accumulated while trying various microphones.
However, even if the combination of new microphones can bring out the best sound, it is a failure if the artist is already exhausted in the process.
Therefore, sometimes it is necessary to have the judgment to choose ‘commonly microphones.’
This also means that it has already been verified, and its value as a stable tool is important.
Usually, these microphones are familiar to use and fully reflect the engineer's experience, so they can be operated quickly.
Therefore, it’s helpful when artists can focus entirely on music.
Given that above perspective, I would like to introduce microphones from these two manufacturers: Beyerdynamic's M88TG and Stager Microphones' SR-2N.
When you are looking for M88TG-related data, there are many videos comparing M88TG with famous microphones that anyone can know.
The so-called the commonly microphones.
This means that M88TG can also be classified as the commonly microphones.
In fact, when I must set up quickly without thinking about which microphone to use, or when I can't choose to decide which microphone to use, I often use this microphone while habitually thinking, "I can just use M88TG."
This means that the usefulness of the M88TG microphone is being fully verified, but the biggest advantage of the M88TG is its versatility.
At the end of the article that introduced the M201TG, M160, and SR-5 earlier, I said that I choose the SR-5 microphone as a versatile microphone when I don't consider the price.
If I had to choose a microphone based on price, I would choose the M88TG microphone.
The M88TG produces excellent sound quality for guitar, bass, vocals, strings, and percussion.
So, it's hard to believe that it's affordable.
When recording in a studio, there are situations in which the optimal microphone cannot be used at the same time for multiple sources.
For example, I would like to use the SR-5 microphone for a guitar amplifier, but I am already using it for the snare side of the drum.
In this case, the M88TG microphone produces satisfactory sound for any instrument, including vocals.
Generally, versatility means that a microphone can be used in many different situations, but it also means that it may not be optimized for a specific use.
However, the M88TG is not only versatile, but its sound quality is so exceptional that it is often chosen as a top priority microphone.
Specifically, this microphone is sometimes chosen over the SR-5 for guitar amplifiers.
In addition, the fact that it is easy & useful to mix process makes the M88TG a more attractive tool.
These kinds of microphones have a bright and clear basic tone, and typically these microphones have a weakness in the low frequency range.
However, the M88TG has a strong low-frequency response, making it suitable for use with any source without any concern.
In addition, the Hyper-Cardioid pattern is unrestricted in use, adding to the versatility.
For example, in a live performance setting where both acoustic guitar and vocals are being received good sound simultaneously, using the M88TG microphone for both sources can produce excellent sound without the risk of interference.
Due to Hyper-Cardioid and bright, clear, it's easy to make very close and dry sounds, not just bright, but also as delicate as a condenser microphone.
So, in the pop genre, the M88TG microphone effectively captures the unique ticklishness of percussion instruments, like shakers, as well as the picking texture of acoustic guitars and the subtle nuances of traditional Korean instrument, Geomungo.
Alternatively, the M88TG would also be an excellent choice for selecting a microphone for vocals with a whispering-like quality.
In fact, the M88TG is a microphone with a very high probability of being made by purchase, and inquiries are made quite frequently through multiple routes.
This may be because it has excellent versatility and excellent sound characteristics, but the price is surprisingly affordable.
As I mentioned in the previous review, the durability of beyerdynamic make it easier to choose a microphone.
If you have a couple of versatile microphones that can be used comfortably in any studio, live, or home recording, they will be reliable microphones that can be used for a long time.