If you’re looking for an all-purpose, heavy-duty microphone, look no further than a dynamic microphone. Equally outstanding in both the studio and live on stage, dynamic mics are an affordable, versatile, and classic option for nearly every miking application. Popular uses include live performances, studio recordings, man-on-the-street style interviews, as well as podcasts that aim for a professional “radio voice” polish.
Dynamic microphones work using a coil attached to a magnet. When sound waves cause the coil to vibrate up and down against the magnet, an electromagnetic current is induced; in simple terms, this turns the sound into an electronic signal to be channeled into a recorded version or—in the case of live sound—into a speaker to distribute the sound to the audience.
Most dynamic mics feature a classic cardioid polar pattern, making it easy to pick up sound from the front of the microphone, while most of the background or ambient noise from the rear or sides is isolated. This means you can easily capture the sound you want while avoiding the noise you don’t. Dynamic mics also minimize handling noise. Find the style you're looking for by browsing SoundPro’s wide selection of top brands, including AKG, Audix, Sennheiser, Shure, Telefunken and many more!