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Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone   

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The Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone is a back electret microphone designed for cymbals of all types, reeds, acoustic guitars, piano, vocals (with opt...Read More

Available 05-16-2016

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The Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone is a back electret microphone designed for cymbals of all types, reeds, acoustic guitars, piano, vocals (with optional windscreen), and overhead applications. Extremely uniform and tight cardioid pattern. CM-88 Microphone has extended frequency response for smooth, crisp transparent reproduction. Aluminum housing and gold-plated XLR contacts. 48V phantom powered.

Studio versatility and transparent reproduction for an affordable price.

FEATURES
  • Designed for cymbals of all types, reeds, acoustic guitars, piano, vocals (with optional windscreen), and overhead applications
  • Extremely uniform and tight cardioid pattern
  • Extended frequency response for smooth, crisp transparent reproduction
  • Aluminum housing and gold-plated XLR contacts
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NadyCM-88 Condenser Microphone
 
4.3

(based on 38 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Larry Livien

I am a small time sound recording engineer and bought the Nady CM-88 for it's price.I record amplifier close miking and vocals and drums and do it all using sm57's neumann and SP...Read complete review

I am a small time sound recording engineer and bought the Nady CM-88 for it's price.I record amplifier close miking and vocals and drums and do it all using sm57's neumann and SP C1's which are very good mics.I tried the Nady on vocals, it did well, didnt pick up alot of bass on my vocals,I also tried on most other things around, all did fairly well, then tried miking a Musicman HD130 head and Cab and this thing went crazy, popping sputtering...I would need to lower the volume and would do so on softer pieces...I like the feel and looks of this mic, but it seems to be made for vocals maybe drum overheads and percussion instruments and acoustical instruments...It has no Pad, so I wont be miking Loud Cabs anymore with it, I'll use the C1 to do that as it does very well ...Good mic I would buy another one...Larry.

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Eh.....

Do not use it for vocals or acoustic guitar. Way Way Way too bright. Using it to mic an amp or drums yeah..not so bad. But the low end it really...Read complete review

Do not use it for vocals or acoustic guitar. Way Way Way too bright. Using it to mic an amp or drums yeah..not so bad. But the low end it really lacks. Even on a tube preamp..no good. Really...its an ok studio budget mic. But for vocals and acoustic..go with an MXL at the same price.

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5.0

wow!!!

By bQQbytrap

from Bridgeport, CT

About Me Professional Musician

Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

I bought this mic for my talk box mic because of its size low and behold its very powerful and i like it so much I bought another for my vocal mike

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5.0

Very Strong Mic

By bQQbytrap

from Bridgeport, CT

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Very Loud

Cons

  • Music
  • none

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Recording

Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

I purchased this mic for my talk box because of its size. When I received it, it was so clear and very hot at low volume/gain, I purchased a 2nd to use as my vocal mic.

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4.0

good mic for a low-price

By davidp123

from Dallas, TX

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      I use these for my hihat, ride and overheads

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      1.0

      a little different

      By aaron myers

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      a strange thing about this mic. the polar pattern is very similar to an sm 57. I've used it to mic overheads but its not the best. butt for the bottom of a snare its great and its beautifull on acoustic guitars. it was also the only mic to capture my old ampeg b25b 2x15 cab the way it sounds in the room

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      3.0

      Eh.....

      By RodSolid

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      Do not use it for vocals or acoustic guitar. Way Way Way too bright. Using it to mic an amp or drums yeah..not so bad. But the low end it really lacks. Even on a tube preamp..no good. Really...its an ok studio budget mic. But for vocals and acoustic..go with an MXL at the same price.

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      5.0

      Good condenser for live sound

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      This is a good little microphone (albeit a little cheap) but the pattern and clarity of sound are second to only really expensive mics that I have used in the past. I use these for micing choirs and drums and they sound really good a prevent feedback. if you are a sound engineer on a budget you should look into these!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Get Something Else

      By Bezmotivnik

      from California

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      I don't think it's possible to exaggerate how cheap this microphone is and how poor its element is.Not only is this microphone an unusually poor, toy-grade piece (examine the internals yourself if you doubt this), its hugely overpriced compared to something like the cheaper MXL SDCs available at about the same price, which are at least real microphones.It's false economy to buy this unit. It's a joke.

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      5.0

      Not bad at all

      By Brendan-jgiC0

      from Wilkes-Barre, PA

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      I'm trying to create a cost efficient home studio so all my instrument mics are Nady. I have no problem with them at all I was able to record a whole drum kit with one of these baby's. Sounded wonderful, also I tried it as a vocal mic and it was in comparison to my fathers sm58.

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      5.0

      Great straight-forward condenser mic

      By Tuna Ketchup

      from San Antonio, Texas

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      This is a fantastic condenser microphone - especially for the price. These mics, unlike many in the same price range, achieve a remarkably crisp, full-bodied sound for use as drum overheads, acoustic guitar, guitar cab and even vocal recordings. When used with some creative use of spaces and positionings, these mics will get the job done again and again. One bad thing is they are pretty fragile.

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      4.0

      Decent mic

      By Fern-DqKJU

      from bellflower

      Comments about Nady CM-88 Condenser Microphone:

      I'm a guitar and recording amateur with a good ear. I do the recordings for my band and ive had the mics for about 4 yrs. I mainly use them for overheads and they sound ok. The highs cut through but it doesnt pick up much low end.I had to do some EQing to balance the frequencies. overall these are good mics to start out with but are not at a professional level

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