While every mic has it’s own unique voice and response, there are broad characteristics and differences can be found in all Large and Small Diaphragm Condenser microphones. For this comparison we chose the Miktek C5 SDC and the Miktek C7 LDC microphones to show these broader differences on grand piano.

Being a Small Diaphragm Condenser, the C5 recordings showcase more transient detail, articulation, and an overall tighter sound. With it’s larger capsule size, the C7 Large Diaphragm Condenser added more warmth and roundness to the piano (especially in the low-end) and smoothed out some of the transient attack of the strings.

The mics chosen for this shootout are mics that have come through Sound Pure Studios that we feel really passionate about and feel we can recommend with no reservations, whether you’re just getting started with a home studio or adding to your recording studio collection.

For copies of the hi res files, shoot us an email at proaudio@soundpure.com, or give us a call at (919) 682-5552 (you can also reach out to us on Facebook). Also, every mic in this shootout is available for our Try Before You Buy demo program, so you can do some testing for yourself with no obligation to purchase.

The Contenders

Miktek C5 SDC

Miktek C7 LDC

We hope you request the hi res files, because YouTube compression affects the audio considerably. And, last but not least, we want to help you purchase the right gear for your exact needs and setup. This is a shootout on one specific recording application, and it can give you some great info, but the devil is in the details! We specialize in the details and are here to assist you with your choice.