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Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic
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The Shure choice for critical studio recording and live production.

The Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic has extended frequency response for incredibly natural sound. A transformerless preamp eliminates crossover distortion and improves linearity. The gold-layered, high-compliance diaphragm improves low frequency and transient response. 15dB attenuation switch handles high SPLs, the switchable low-frequency filter reduces background noise. The 3-stage pop-protection grille reduces breath noises, and internal shock mount reduces handling noise. Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz. Includes locking aluminum carrying case, ShureLock elastic-suspension shockmount, ShureLock swivelmount, and padded bag.
Requires phantom power.

Channel Strips of the Stars: Ronan Chris Murphy

World-class producer/engineer/mixer Ronan Chris Murphy's credits include King Crimson, Steve Morse, Terry Bozzio, Victor Bisetti, Gregg Bissonette, Tony Levin, and projects with members of Tool, Ministry, Weezer, Dishwalla, and Yes. Ronan was kind enough to share some of his drum-recording signal chains:

"Well all of the drums for Terry Bozzio's Jazz trio were recorded with all A Designs Audio solid state preamps. For drum overheads I used Shure KSM32 condenser mics into an A Designs Audio Pacifica (#189903) to a Manley Variable Mu Limiter Compressor (#620908); for kick drums, AKG D112s (#271161) into A designs Pacificas. (I prefer the Shure Beta 52 (#270267) for kick but they were pre-mounted inside Terry's (Bozzio) kick drums. Actually I have used the Shure KSM32 into Pacifica combo on tons of great drummers, including Terry Bozzio Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos), Gregg Bissonette (Santana, David Lee Roth), and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister, The Rembrandts)."

Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic Features:

  • Transformerless preamp eliminates crossover distortion
    Improved LF response
    15dB attenuation switch for high SPLs
    LF filter for background noise reduction
    Three-stage pop protection grille

Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic Includes:

    locking aluminum carrying case, ShureLock elastic-suspension shockmount, ShureLock swivelmount, padded bag

Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic

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Product Reviews
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  • Wonderful Drum Overhead Mic

    As reviewed by Ha Ha Studios on 6/29/2007

    The Shure KSM32/SL is a great overall condenser microphone, extremely sturdy with nice, flat response and none of the high-frequency sibilance often heard on similarly priced mics. Two of these babies over the drum kit keep the toms, snare and hat "up front" with cymbals clear and concise, even when the player is a inexperienced "basher".

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  • KSM32SL A master piece

    As reviewed by William Anthony on 11/2/2010

    This mic is the real deal. I'd heard good things about this mic but didn't pay much attention until I was given 2 KSM32SL's as a substitution on a cross rental for a live pop orchestra. I used the pair as drum overheads. A PM5D was on the front end. The original plan was to use 414's. It was a blessing that I didn't get the 414's. The KSM32's are pure love. They present a wonderful, naturally balanced reproduction of the cymbals, toms, and snare top. The tone of this mic has a very well balanced warmth due to the absence of any type of hype. When driven harder, the 32's stay in the pocket and refuse to yield any tone that isn't pleasing to the ear. I set the KSM32's about 2 feet above the cymbals to meet aesthetic requirements. This distance seemed to give a nice amount of breath with a natural balance of air. The stereo image was really well represented and even between the 2 overheads. Truly a master piece. I can't wait for the next chance to use these as overheads or to try a KSM32 on other sound sources. I have complete faith that this mic would do well on anything.

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    As reviewed by d-on-the-easle on 1/21/2010

    I have used this on many occasions in an Audio Production lab with ProTools LE. Mostly recorded short stories and radio commercials. My professor suggested this mic. In fact he uses it himself. Best quality in vocals I have heard!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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