Head of Audio Jason de Wilde talks us through choosing the right microphone for vocals in the studio at the Australian Institute of Music. Choosing the best microphone for a vocalist is not just a case of grabbing the most expensive mic in your cabinet. Each microphone has certain aspects that either enhance or cancel out the unique characteristic sound of the vocalist you are recording. In this video, Jason de Wilde , the Head of Audio at the Australian Institute of Music does a “microphone shootout” using a large variety of microphones. There are 10 microphones in the selection, ranging in price from around $100 up to thousands of dollars. The results will surprise you. The vocalist in this video is AIM student Sammi O’Rourke from the band Levingstone. Which mic did you like best? Leave us a comment! Jason's You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeyQEGbz-UiRsbytJdZDCxg Check out Levingstone here they are awesome Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/levingstonemusic Instagram - @levingstoneofficial Check out all our You Tube Channels AIMtvSydney - http://www.youtube.com/user/AimTVSydney AIMtvStage - http://www.youtube.com/user/AIMtvStage AIMtvTestimonials - http://www.youtube.com/user/AIMtvTestimonials AIMtvDramaticArt - http://www.youtube.com/user/aadatvchannel Our Website - http://www.aim.edu.au/ AIMtv on our Website - http://www.aim.edu.au/student-life/aim-tv Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AustralianInstituteofMusic Twitter - http://twitter.com/AIMsydney Instagram - http://instagram.com/australianinstituteofmusic Linkedin - http://www.linkedin.com/company/739302?trk=NUS_CMPY_TWIT Google Plus - https://plus.google.com/+AimEduAu/posts Audio @ AIM Welcome to Audio Engineering at AIM. This audio course is for students who want to follow a career as a sound engineer, music producer, or audio specialist, with a focus on technical production skills. Students develop professional skills in critical listening, recording, mixing, studio and live sound. AIM's audio course is delivered by some of the finest Audio teachers in Australia. There is a high component of collaboration as audio students work with other AIM students including composers, musicians, performers and actors to complete major recording projects.