A few weeks ago we asked the community to tell us how many microphones they own. It was really out of curiosity, thinking that in most cases the average number would be quite low, with many perhaps owning one or two microphones, in fact, we are surprised by the actual average.
It seems when it comes to microphones, the average Studio One user takes microphone choice seriously.
James Ivey from the Expert team and an owner of a somewhat enormous collection of microphones and he has a video tutorial series on recording drums, in one of them showing what can be done with just one microphone when recording, proving great results are possible with just one mic.
Check out the results...
How Many Microphones Do You Own?
From over 400 responses, you can see the largest group (27%) own between 10-19 microphones, in fact taking the three largest groups and averaging them shows that around 75% of users own an average of 15 microphones.
Another question could perhaps be, do people have a large microphone collection for flexibility and character of the sound, or to enable them to record multiple things at once? Perhaps if you were one of the people who took the poll you may want to comment?
If nothing else this poll shows that microphone ownership is taken seriously by Studio One users.