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ericthegreat 21/12/2011

Studio Projects B3: Produktbewertung von ericthegreat (content in English)

"nice condenser mic"

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The B3 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that I've used in the recording studio. I guess you could use this for recording a live show, but I've never done so, so this review will focus on using the b3 in the studio. While this microphone is widely seen in studios, Shure has recently discontinued making it, replacing it with the SM27. The mic has a cardioid polar pick up pattern, with a frequency response ranging from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The mic also has a -15 db pad. The mic comes with a shock mount, velvet case, and a carrying case.


The B3 is an overall great sounding condenser microphone. It's the perfect in between microphone, as it has a pro studio sound without having the large price tag. I've used the b3 for a variety of applications, including vocals, acoustic guitar, and a set of them as drum overheads one time. The mic has a very vibrant sound, with a lot of overall clarity. The most recent thing that I used the b3 was for recording acoustic guitar with an API 512 mic preamplifier, which was a great combination as it yielded a very clean sounding guitar for me. While the b3 isn't on par with some of the best condenser microphones out there, it's outstanding for the price. If you're looking for an all purpose large diaphragm condenser microphone for your home studio, the b3 should definitely be considered, as to me it's one of the best all around condenser microphones for the price. There are definitely a lot of condenser microphones to choose from in this price range, but Shure is a company that has built an incredible reputation for themselves, as it's very well known that they make quality microphones that sound great and last a lifetime. Now that they no longer make the b3, you can probably find it even cheaper used. Definitely a great microphone choice for any studio...