Condenser Vocal Microphones
A condenser microphone (usually) uses a diaphragm that is excited by the sound and vibrates accordingly. This sound is then converted into an electrical signal. A condenser microphone requires a power supply, the so-called 48V phantom power. This is available on most mixers or good interfaces to choose from. Condenser microphones are better suited for sources that are to be reproduced in great detail or that are further away due to their high sensitivity. Recordings made with a condenser microphone sound clearer compared to dynamic microphone recordings. Advantages: 1. Condenser microphones offer a higher level of detail (especially in the higher frequencies). 2. The lightweight diaphragm of the condenser microphone has better transient response. 3. The condenser microphone's higher signal-to-noise ratio provides very clean and clear recordings.