How to Choose a Professional Microphone for Radio Production

After making proper arrangements for the broadcasting of the signals, the selection of individual apparatuses is to be made that may give a progressive boost to your signals by uplifting the quality.

Among such equipment, the microphone is the most important apparatus that promotes the passage of the voice signals via airwaves.

The availability of an enormous number of types of receivers has made it tough to decide that which one will be proved as a suitable choice. Ideality is a condition that can only be achieved in dreams.

So, searching for anything ideal is a useless effort still, one can achieve a “near to perfection” after a struggle in the right direction. The proper selection of a suitable choice will make it possible to produce brilliant broadcasting of your voice through the airwaves.

So, deliberate efforts must be made to select such microphones that may promote the quality programming of the selected views. And this will be proved very fruitful for the radio production.

Strategies for Selection of Professional Microphones

Various factors should be considered while selecting a microphone.

The list of such factors is very long that may be taken into consideration before selection of a receiver. It is possible that a microphone which is very suitable for one sort of voice is proved to be of poor quality for another kind of sound. It means that for a particular view, the single specialized microphone will only be shown an efficient selection choice.

Price Consideration

In an instance, condenser microphones are said to be a very appropriate choice for the recorded voices of guitars, etc. while the same category of receivers shows a very little efficiency for live views.

Price is also a factor that may give you a clue about the best choice in this regards. Similarly, various other factors can also ease the selection procedure of a suitable microphone. Everyone knows about the price range that will be appropriate for him or her to get a microphone. So the range of receiver that is available at minimum possible cost with the best efficiency is a key towards better broadcasting of voices of various types.

Frequency Response

Among all factors, the one which will aid you in selecting of an appropriate microphone is frequency response. Every microphone works at its best only on a particular frequency range.

Finding of that frequency range on which a microphone will show its maximum efficiency will make it possible to pick the one that will be proved to be a suitable choice for the targeted voice signals.

It can be shown by an example of a microphone with a large diaphragm which is designed to receive views with lower frequencies e.g. a guitar. In contrast, the ones with small diaphragms are considered as appropriate for lower frequencies e.g. Shimmering sounds of cymbals. It means that for a deep male voice a microphone with large diaphragms are the real options and that for a female voice a little diaphragm microphones are said to be proved appropriate.

So initially an evaluation of the frequency range of the microphone should be done and followed by the comparison of intervals with the frequency range of selected voices to be broadcasted. If both are found related, the microphone should opt immediately as a choice.

Setup Procedure

In case all the other factors are considered to be similar in the entire group of microphones available, the factor that should be given prime importance is the setup procedure. The one with simplest setup process will be the first selection in this case. The microphone that needs not a mechanical system for its structure or needs a technical procedure to the minimum extent can be selected in this case. The best microphone in this stage will be the one that offers you “Plug and Play” option for its setup.

Those microphones that require complex procedures for their setup are always inappropriate choice because it is tough to complete such settings for a common man because they need extra skills and knowledge.


It is concluded that selection of microphone for radio production should be made with great care to avoid weak and poor efficiency of broadcasting and to achieve high-quality signal transmission and voices.

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Omar jesus Montes says a few months ago

Shure SM58S Vocal Microphone, is ideal because they are designed for voices, the 44 is another excellent microphone, but the most important is the direction in which you put the voice to your microphone to avoid explosions or outbursts, shouting is another thing that you must have My recommendation is that the matter of microphones leave it to the technicians and only worry in the planes and direction in which you speak.

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