The KSM44 is a premium multi-pattern side-address condenser microphone with large dual-diaphragms for precise articulation. The KSM44 provides exceptional flexibility and a tailored response for critical vocal tracking.
What is the KSM44 best suited to?
As a multiple pattern (cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional) condenser microphone the KSM44 offers great flexibility in a variety of recording applications. It is designed as a premium vocal microphone for studio recording but additional recommended applications include:
Acoustic and wind instruments,
Low frequency instruments -- such as double bass, electric bass, kick drum
Overhead miking -- drums or percussion
Ensembles - choral or orchestral
What characteristics can I expect when using a KSM44?
Typical characteristics include extended frequency response , very low self-noise with a very high input SPL capability.
Class A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier for transparency, extremely fast transient response and no crossover distortion; Minimizes harmonic distortions
Full-range frequency response (20 Hz - 20 KHz) for an extremely accurate reproduction of voice and instruments
Extremely low self noise (7 dBA) for critical studio vocal recording
Premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors
Subsonic filter eliminates rumble from mechanical vibration below 17 Hz
15 dB attenuation switch for handling high input SPL sound sources
3-position switchable low-frequency filter virtually eliminates unwanted background noise and controls proximity effect
Durable zinc die-cast housing and hardened low carbon steel grille to protect the cartridge from accidental drops or misuse
Uniform polar response provides natural off-axis response for critical recording
An integrated three-stage pop protection grille to guard against wind and breath noise
An internal shock mount to reduce unwanted handling and stand noise