This is a list based on http://recording.org/pro-recording-forum/28744-whats-in-your-mic-cabinet.html topic (as of May 10th, 2007) of all the replies I could make out. I put the model numbers in EXACTLY as the posts read, so there may be duplicates and I'm sure I missed a couple. I had lots of questions about MIC choices, and this helped me put a picture together. Perhaps it'll help some of you. Here goes: Format is Brand --- model QTY AEA --- R84 1 AUDIO TECHNICA --- 813 2 815 1 825 1 8533 3 4033 14 4040 3 4041 2 4047 3 4049 2 4050 4 4051 2 2020 3 C1000 2 3035 1 3060 1 3090 1 AT822 1 ATM25 10 ATM31A 1 ATM33A 1 ATM41 1 ATM61HE 2 ATM63 1 ATR35A 1 PRO35 1 815A 1 ADK --- VIENNA 1 SC-T 2 A-51IV 2 SC1 2 AKG --- 391B 2 414 2 414EB 2 541 2 451 2 451EB 3 480 1 C12 1 C300 1 C414 2 C414B-XLS 4 C414B-ULS 13 C414EB-P48 1 C414B-TL 2 C414TLII 1 C414ULS 2 C451 2 C451B 6 C460 4 C480 4 C535 5 D416 4 D112 10 D190E 1 D10 1 D1000C 1 D12 2 D12E 1 D202 1 C3000 2 C3000B 1 C1000 2 C1000S 2 SOLIDTUBE 1 ALTEC --- 1656G 1 APEX --- 210 RIBBON 1 415 1 460 1 AUDIX --- 7A 1 D1 2 D2 6 D4 3 D5 1 D6 8 I5 5 M1290 2 SCX-1 2 TR40 1 OM2 2 OM5 1 OM6 2 B&K --- 4007 2 BANG & OLUF --- BM4 1 BEHRINGER --- B5 2 ECM8000 9 BEYER --- M101 3 M130 7 M160 3 M201 10 M260 1 M300 1 M810 2 M88 2 M99 2 M69 3 M160 7 M500 4 M500N 1 MC803 2 MC805 1 MC723 2 MC716 1 OPUS83 2 SOUNDSTAR MK2 1 TG-X50 1 BLUE --- KIWI 1 BALL 2 8 BALL 1 KICKBALL 1 BPM --- CR-4N 2 CR-79 3 CAD --- 1-M9 1 NDM11 2 NDM10 4 CASCADE --- FATHEAD 2 CHAPMAN --- LDC 1 CHARTER OAK --- S600 2 CROWN --- CM700 3 PZM 1 PZM6D 1 PZM 30D 6 PZM185 2 LAVALIER PZM 1 DYNACORD --- DD500 1 DPA --- 4006TL 2 4015 2 4023 2 EARTHWORKS --- QTC1 2 QTC40 2 SRO I SR71 2 TC40K 2 TC-20 2 TC-25 2 EV --- 635 1 636 1 666 1 457 3 CARDYNE 1 N/D257A 1 RE-10 1 RE-16 2 RE-11 2 RE-20 14 RE-27 2 RE-38 1 RE-200 2 GEFELL --- UTM70S 2 M296 2 M930 2 M300 XY&ORTF 2 M930 XY&ORTF 3 GENRAD --- ½”OMNI 4 1” OMNI 3 GROOVE TUBE --- SC5 1 SC3 1 GT55 2 KEL --- HM1 5 MANN --- MT31 1 MB --- MBC410 1 MBC550 1 MBC648 1 PMB660 1 PMB680 1 MOJAVI --- MA-200 1 MXL --- V63 2 V67M 1 V69ME 1 V77 1 990 7 991 3 2001 5 2003 1 MXL603 3 NADY --- RSM2 2 SCM900 2 TCM1100 NAKAMICHI --- CM300 1 NEUMAN --- TLM103 9 TLM105 2 TLM193 2 TLM1060 1 TLM49 1 U47 1 U49 2 U67 5 KM56 1 KM84 5 KM131 2 KM140 1 KM184 4 M147 1 U87 8 U87AI 2 U89 1 KM86 2 SM69 1 OCTAVA --- MC-012 5 MK012 I MK219 2 MK319 1 PELUSO --- 2247LE 1 R14 2 22-251 3 RADIO SHAFT --- PCM 6 RAT SHACK --- V1 1 V2 1 RCA --- 44 1 44B 1 77DX 2 RODE --- K2 4 NT1 1 NT1A 3 NT2 4 NT2A 1 NT3 2 NT4 1 NT5 16 NTK 2 ROYER --- R-121 5 SF12 2 SF24 1 SAMSON --- CO2 2 CL8 1 SCHOEPS --- CMC 6 6 CCM4LG 3 CCM8LG 3 MK2S 2 MK4 2 MK21 2 SE ELECTRONICS --- Z5600A 1 SENNHEISER --- 421 9 421 II 3 441 2 AEA R84 1 MD409 2 MD421 20 MD441 4 MD504 1 MD515 1 ME88 1 MKE 1 MKE2 2 MKH20 2 MKH40 1 MKH50 1 MKH80 1 E604 25 E602 2 E609 6 E635 1 E835 1 E901 2 E904 1 E905 1 E906 1 E914 1 SHURE --- 300 RIBBON 1 444T 1 55 1 520DX 1 606 1 9813 2 565SD 1 KSM32 2 KSM 44 5 KSM141 2 SM58 47 SM62 1 SM57 118 SM7 3 SM7B 4 SM81 17 SM87A 2 SM89 1 SM94 3 SM98 1 BETA57 1 BETA58 10 BETA52 7 BETA52A 1 BETA56 1 BETA87A 4 BETA87 1 BETA91 2 BETA98 D/S 2 BETABG6.1 2 BETABG3.1 2 BETABG3.0 1 BETABG2.1 1 GREENBULLET 1 PE50 2 PE548 2 PG52 1 PG81 2 PG56 3 UNIDYNE 3 UNIDYNE3 2 VP88 1 SONY --- ECM77 2 ECM50 4 ECM66 4 ECM99 1 ECM-DS70P 1 SHOTGUN 1 SOUNDELUX --- IFET7 1 U-195 2 STAGG --- MC07W 1 STEDMAN --- N90 2 STUDIO PROJECTS --- B3 1 B1 1 SUPERSCOPE --- ECM-1 3 SUPERLUX --- CM-H8D 1 TEAC 2 TONSIL --- MDU 1 TRAM --- TR-5 2 YAMAHA --- SUBKICK 1 NOT SURE WHAT BRAND --- SP B3 1 SP B1 2

Hey, I think it's a good idea. Thanks for sharing that list. That mics you weren't shure about...they are Studio Projects. I've got more mics now, so you should add one more Beyer M260 and AKG D12E to your list It's no surprise Shure SM57 "won".

I see now. I didn't correlate "SP" with Studio Projects. I just thought it was part of the model number.... I did save the file, but I'm not going to keep it updated or anything. I just wanted an idea of some of the more popular models, plus I wanted to see how well used some of the MICS I'd been considering are. CHAD

man i appreciate the fact you put in alotta time on this but WTF??? i assume lower# is lower quality??? and this based on whose oppinions???? not wanting to rag on you dude but it dont mean $*^t... while good mic technique will get ya around on just about any mic it's really the right tool for what job...

Actually, since he has been looking for mics in the medium price range, he didn't do too badly. Here are the mics with over 10 hits AT 4033 AT ATM25 AKG C414B-ULS AKG D112 Beyer M201 EV RE-20 Rode NT-5 Sennheiser MD421 Sennheiser E602 Shure SM57 Shure SM58 Shure SM81 Shure Beta58 Not exactly a bad list.

agreed... i guess i missed where he had been coming from... were these the ones that had been recommended to himand the # of recommendations???

As I understand it, he looked at all the mics listed in the mic closet sticky. As you say, that means everyone who frequents the board, but it seems to have worked for his purposes. My guess is that at the low price range and high price range things are all over the map. In the mid range the popular mics really are pretty darn good if not necessarily the best.

I wanted a list for me personally of which mics are out there in studios. This is a list of mics from RO users writing in to say what was in their mic locker. It has absolutely nothing to do with quality, only quantaty. Nothing to do with how often they are used, just that they have been acquired by a studio. CHAD

I'll add mine to the Mic Closet thread - you'll need to update this one - there are a couple of gaps i can fill.