Saxophones are instruments that help you express yourself in a beautiful way. It’s no surprise that this class of instrument is well known in music world.
The baritone saxophone is smaller than the bass sex yet bigger than tenor sax.
Best Microphone Baritone Saxophone Live
The sound a Baritone saxophone makes can be compared to the human voice (although it lacks the changing formant information of the voice).
So, I love to believe that miking the sax similarly to miking vocals. The mic obviously plays an important role in the miking of baritone saxophones.
So, what mic baritone saxophone live is best?
AKG C414 XLII – Best Mic Baritone Sax Live
The AKG C414 XLII is a multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser mic that is super versatile and has won the hearts of many.
The C414 XLII makes for an accurate yet bright capture of the saxophone’s sound. It can also be used in almost every miking technique in order to best reproduce the baritone saxophone sound.
The AKG C414 XLII is my favorite condenser microphone for baritone sax.
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Shure Beta 98H/C – Best Clip-On Baritone Saxophone Microphone
The Shure Beta 97H/C is a little condenser clip-on microphone for brass and woodwind instruments. If a clip-on mic is what you need for a baritone sax performance, then the Beta 98H/C is a cost-effective solution with a quality sound.
The Shure Beta 98H/C is my top recommended clip-on baritone saxophone microphone.
DPA 4099G | d:vote 4099 Series Supercardioid Instrument Clip Microphone Kit Guitar
The DPA 4099 typically sounds great on Saxophones and you can angle it to catch some key noise too.
Royer Labs R-121 Large-Element Ribbon Microphone, Nickel
I began dual miking my AMP with this ribbon and the SM57, and the sound I received was more than great – it was incredible!
The ribbon complements the SM57’s (and the e609) high end with a bassy-yet-clear roar, and limits the amount of post I’ve had to do to even the mix. Absolutely incredible mic.
I highly recommend you give it a short!
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Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Mic
This mic has been in the market for so long and there is a reason for that. It is highly versatile and can be applied in many roles.
A large makeup of that versatility is a relatively high output level, large diaphragm and the really well engineered variable high pass filter ring.
The high pass filter selector typically takes this from a very strong bottom end response for capturing bass toms and cabinets to being able to thin it out to use for things like an overhead mic for communications or drums grade speech recording.