Guitarbitz has a selection of microphones suitable for vocals, instrument and recording to suit your needs and your budget. From basic mics to use at meetings or conferences to professional microphones to use on stage.
For the stage we have Dynamic mics and for recording we have Condensing mics, which are a lot more sensitive. We even have mics that plug via USB into your computer so you can record in your bedroom without the need for complicated recording equipment.
We also sell the accessories you will need to connect your mic to your PA or amp. Including XLR cables, adapters, stands and other accessories.
If you don't want cables trailing everywhere and want the freedom to move about, take a look at our wireless microphone systems.
Dynamic microphones work by having a diaphragm, and attached to the back of the diaphragm is a coil of wire. This passes up and down closer and further away from a magnet that is fixed in place. This movement causes an electric current in the coil attached to the diaphragm. Because there is a weight on the diaphragm (the coil of wire) it does not move very easily and so is great for live environments where there is a lot of background noise as they are less prone to feedback.
Condenser microphones work in a different way. They need a power source as they have an electro magnet inside (phantom power). The diaphragm on a condenser mic has a thin film of metal on the back instead of a heavy coil of wire. As this thin piece of metal passes closer and further from the electro magnet, it causes a difference in the magnetic field and creates a signal. This means the diaphram is very light and can move a lot quicker than the diaphram in a dynamic mic. Consequently, the microphone can pick up more of the minute sound vibration and therefore record them. This means that condenser mics are not really suitable for live situations as they can suffer from a lot of feedback caused from other sound sources, but are perfect for recording in a studio / bedroom.