Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Earthworks cardioid microphones are unlike all the rest, as they have patented near-perfect cardioid patterns. The sound across the entire front hemisphere is remarkably uniform and is flatter at 90 degrees than most microphones are on-axis. This results in uncolored off-axis rejection for recording and greater gain before feedback for live sound. They effortlessly handle up to 145dB SPL while simultaneously revealing subtle details that other microphones mask. All SR models are a superb value and will provide excellent results for both live performance and recording applications.The SR30 (same as SR77) is a remarkable cardioid that maintains most of the characteristics of our omni microphones. At six inches away from the source it sounds as omni-like as a cardioid can. The off-axis rejection is substantial yet uncolored. Its impulse response is very fast and smooth and the sound stays the same across the entire front hemisphere of pickup. In the studio or on the stage, the SR30 is an ideal choice for a variety of acoustic instruments including sax, flute, trumpet, guitar, piano and drums. It is superior for choir because it doesn't spotlight; rather it picks up an entire section or area with no hot spots. The SR30 is popular among concert tapers because of its open uncolored sound and among jazz enthusiasts for its ability to capture explosive performances while retaining the subtle nuances of artist.