Most audio engineers would agree that your choice of microphones are the most important thing to consider when you're setting up a recording studio. With that in mind, sticking with a respected company like Audio-Technica is an easy way to ensure that any choice you make will be a great one. Audio-Technica recording microphones are everything you'd expect from a brand that has been on the cutting edge of microphone technology since 1962. From vintage condenser and tube mics to USB models, dynamic microphones and even multi-packs for drums, you'll find it here, courtesy of Audio-Technica.
When choosing microphones for your recording, you'll definitely need to take a few factors into consideration, including your budget, microphone type and connectivity available. Dynamic microphones are ideal for live settings - they're usually affordable, solidly built and a great option for all-round SPLs (Sound Pressure Levels). For the budget-concious engineer with a home setup, try the M4000S Microphone 3-Pack: these mics have excellent feedback rejection and an all-metal design for top-notch durability.
As for studio recording settings, a high-end condenser microphone is a must-have piece of equipment. Unlike dynamic mics, condensers need phantom power to operate, but they also provide the most accurate portrayal of what you're recording. Audio-Technica offers a wide range of condenser microphones here, including top sellers like the AT20 Large Diaphragm Mic (a cost-effective solution for home project applications) and the versatile PRO 37 Small Diaphragm Cardioid Mic.
Now, as for connectivity, most microphones connect via an XLR connector, but there are also some impressive USB microphones on today's market that can plug directly into your computer. Need a suggestion? Feast your eyes on the AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone. Boasting award-winning sound and featuring a built-in headphone jack with volume control, this mic can digitally capture music and other acoustic audio sources with your favorite recording software. Solidly-built and easy to use, the AT2020USB+ will provide articulate sound reproduction even after countless amounts of use.
While you're at it, be sure to check out the many microphone packages as well. No doubt, after a bit of time spent in this section, you'll be recording pieces of music that are of industry standard quality. After all, these are Audio-Technica recording microphones - preferred by professional musicians and sound engineers around the globe.