Our Microphones

The right selection of microphones is critical to achieving a quality recording. Downtown Sound uses a number of dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones, including "studio classics" that are favourites of sound engineers everywhere.

ADK 3-Zigma CHI System

Hybrid microphone system with inter-changeable large and small diaphragm capsules. Selected by Bobby Owsinski, My Top 10 Mics (February 2014).

Includes 6 x CHI Amp Heads along with the following capsules: C-LOL 251 capsule; C-LOL 67 capsule; C-LOL 47 capsule (x2); C-LOL 12 capsule (x2); SD Cardioid capsule (x2); SD Hyper-cardioid capsule (x2); SD Diffuse Omni capsule (x2)


C414XLS Matched Stereo Pair, Multi-Pattern, Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

D112 Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone   


1 x D6 kick/bass cardiod microphone

1 x i-5 Dynamic instrument microphone


2 x KBM412 Dynamic Bass Drum Microphone

3 x M179 Dual Diaphragm Variable Multi-pattern condenser


U87Ai Multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser

TLM103 Cardioid large-diaphragm condenser


MC102 Small Diaphragm Condenser (x2)

MKL2500 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Tube Microphone

ML53 Dual Element Ribbon Microphone (x2)



e602 dynamic bass & kick drum microphone (x2)

e604 dynamic percussion (tom) microphone (x2)

e609 dynamic instrument microphone (x2)

e906 dynamic instrument microphone

MD421(II) large diaphragm dynamic microphone (x2)


SM7B dynamic cardioid microphone

SM57 dynamic instrument microphone (x3)

SM58 dynamic vocal microphone (x2)