When it comes to selecting microphones in the recording studio, it may seem intimidating for those who are new to the process. There are so many mics regarded as studio essentials, where do you even start? With that being said, there are some tried and true microphones that are known to flatter specific instruments.

In the first part of our new video series entitled "Selecting Microphones That Flatter Different Sources," Vintage King's Bryan Reilly will walk you through the many different types of microphones that are available. Watch below to learn what makes dynamic, large diaphragm condenser, small diaphragm condenser and ribbon microphones special in their own individual way.

Part Two of "Selecting Microphones That Flatter Different Sources" finds Bryan Reilly pairing microphones and instruments that will benefit from each other's best qualities. Continue on below to gain insight into the best mics for recording drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and upright piano.

If you're interested in learning more about the microphones in these videos or have questions about the best mic for a particular instrument, please feel free to reach out to one of our Audio Consultants via email or by phone at 888.653.1184