|AKG Perception 220 (P 220) and Capacitor 900 (C900) along side one|
another. The P 220 (bottom) looks a similar size but is very much heavier
This post is a complete indulgence and basically pure microphone porn. I have a bunch of programmer and software stuff in brewing in the background - but if you love microphones or are just curious about buying options in the 'pro-sumer' end of the market - read/list/look on :)
Confession time, the last couple of years have been a wonderful time as my children are now all growing up and so I can go back to hobbies I had as a young person. One of those was electronics, another audio and a third making music. Right now I want to get back into playing the Sax but electronics and audio are definitely in full resurgence. Wow - what fun there is to be had with modern recording equipment and how much there is to learn, build upon and be creative with microphones!
I bought an AKG Perception 220 large diaphragm capacitor (aka condenser) microphone to be my 'go to' podcasting mike. Then I bought a second hand AKG C900. What is odd is that the C900 has proven to be my 'go to' mike! In the podcast (below) I explain when and view the pros and cons of both microphones for podcasting and recording guitar at home. Also, I throw in a quick comparison to the super low cost Behringer C1 and C3.