Quite simply, the Earthworks SR-30 are beautiful-sounding. Based on David Blackmer's principle that extending a microphone's frequency response outside the normal range of hearing will allow for a much higher-definition sound, the Earthworks SR-30 are amazing for overheads and acoustic instruments.
I have long loved Earthworks products, and consider them one of the finest available brands, anywhere. Their commitment to customer service and sound quality is unmatched; the SR-30 (previously the SR-77) are also a favorite of concert tapers for their smooth and accurate recording quality in difficult environments. A matched pair runs around $1, 800 retail.
Courtesy AKG Acoustics
The AKG C-12 is a phenomenal vintage microphone; it's highly prized by collectors and high-end studios for it's pristine yet warm and detailed response. It's perfect on vocals and acoustic guitar, but also shines when used on guitar amps. It's controller offers 9 polar patterns - cardioid, figure 8, and many others.
The C-12 VR is a reissue of the C-12, faithfully reproduced with the original 6072-A vacuum tube used in the original model. The only difference? The VR has much-improved electronics to bring it's noise floor and distortion handling within the range of modern recording equipment. Price? , 949 retail.
Courtesy Danish Pro AudioDPA produces very accurate (and very expensive) microphones.
They're a favorite for recording classical music as well as acoustic instruments, mainly due to their smooth, accurate frequency response.
DPA microphones have a very specific "sound" to them; it's warm, tight, yet detailed; from the 4011 cardioid down to the cheaper, more affordable 4061, they all sound phenomenal.
The 4022 is compact; it's very easy to get in the right spot for acoustic instruments, but it's also equally impressive on drums and for live taping; one of the best mics available whenever logistics is an issue! The price? $1, 516 retail.
Courtesy SonySeriously, this microphone is one of the best for recording vocals
; I first heard it courtesy of a hip-hop producer working on a major client, and it blew me away.
The C800G is perfect for vocals or acoustic guitar; detailed and accurate with a very vibrant low-end, the C800G features a 6AU6 vacuum tube alongside a unique Peltier-based cooling system to allow proper tube operating temperature. Very impressive!
Electronic-selectable polar patterns and a high -33db sensitivity round out this awesome offering - what many refer to as the very top of vocal mics. Ready for the price? Sit down... it's $7, 800 retail!
Courtesy Sennheiser USA
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Maybe, but its still calming to hear
I'm a little surprised that Oliver Sacks doesn't cover whispering in his books. Or maybe he does and I missed it? There are certain tones that give natural tingles to people, and I think the whispering is a big part of it and has made music popular. This is why the singers need microphones and sound studios, so you can capture the breathy tones of a whisper.
Screaming and yelling never seems to make the top hits. But a nice melodious whisper, whether sinister or not, seems to have a better chance of capturing the audiences attention.
ASMR maybe be a lot about whispering.