Production Talk Podcast

Episode 002 - Tech Talk: Your Microphone Locker

June 15, 2021

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In this tech-talk episode: Microphones, microphones, microphones

Microphone types and technical differences. 

Get the best bang-for-your-buck with just 4 mics in your locker. This combination of mics sets you up for recording almost everything without breaking the bank, from vocals to shakers, acoustic and electric guitars to drums to stereo rooms.

Microphones explained - by Yarn

Also in this episode:

  • The strength and weaknesses of dynamic and condenser mics and how to best use them in your home studio. 
  • Tips for aiming mics, and how to use the rejection angle.
  • How to avoid pop-sounds and plosives 

Some mics mentioned in this episode:

Rode Microphones

Sennheiser Microphones

Shure Microphones

Electro Voice RE20

James Hetfield, using a handheld SM7B in the studio

Contact the podcast host Yarn at


Podcast artwork by Tom 'Chubbs' Boundy


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