Home Forums Pianobook Microphone suggestions for general sampling please (experimental film scoring) Reply To: pianobook/microphone-suggestions-for-general-sampling-please-experimental-film-scoring

Zachary Miller

I would go no further than a pair of SM57s. They sound great on everything and respond to EQ extremely well given you place the mic in the right area. The SM7b is another fantastic option, however a pair of 57s will set you back half as much and you’ll be able to record stereo or in two places at once.

I’m currently recording a massive sample library to submit here and the only mics I’ve used are my 57s and a ribbon. I cannot recommend the SM57 (especially two of them) enough. They’ll outlast your entire recording career and you’ll always find a use for them, even when you get to the point of buying a $10k mic.