Ken Tamplin Reviews The Audix OM5.
Hey guys, Ken Tamplin here. I was given the opportunity to sing into an Audix OM5 this past week to show what it is really made of.
I have used the OM5 in countless live situations (as well as just about every other mic on the planet) so I am quite familiar with various microphones, and the OM5 consistently stands out from the pack.
But instead of overwhelming you with a bunch of statistics about the OM5, I thought I’d let the mic do the talking itself!
I took the OM5, plugged it directly into an Avalon 737 SP, and then directly to the recorder. There are no effects whatsoever, you are hearing the pure sound of the microphone. I chose to audition the mic with just an acoustic guitar so there is no way to hide anything. It is what it is – a great microphone at a great price.
Hear it for yourself:
Many of my students are professional musicians. And though they have different styles and ranges, they agree that the OM5 is an excellent choice for their vocal needs.
The key to how to sing with an OM5, is to sing DIRECTLY into the mic, it is very directional and has a tight pattern designed to “punch through” the PA of that big wall of sound any band can dish out.
So if you’re looking for a great mic at a great price: the OM5 is an exceptional choice to have in your arsenal!