Skip to main content

DIY Recording Tips: 2. Microphone basics

Watch and listen carefully - actual microphone demonstrations included!

Videographers often don't expect to record the same quality of sound as a recording studio, but their audio can sound much better if they understand microphones. In this video, Kraig Greff discusses when and how to use the Sennheiser 416 shotgun, Schoeps, Audio-Technica 831b lavalier, Electro-Voice PL11 dynamic, Audio-Technica 4033 condenser and Crown PZM boundary microphones.

It is easy to find information on the latest recording equipment and software to spend your money on, but more difficult to learn the free insights that experts in the field have struggled to discover. In this blog series, musician/audio engineer/composer Kraig Greff gives tips on how to make better recordings of your music, even if you don't have money to spend.

For more information on Kraig, visit:

Video by Tonal Vision. Jacquie Greff, Producer/Videographer/Editor. Frank Tybush, Director/Videographer/Editor. Additional motion graphics by Daniela Sambataro. Music composed & recorded by Kraig Greff. Dan Hones on electric bass. Chris Everett on acoustic guitar.