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5 iRig Acoustic Alternatives

5 iRig Acoustic Alternatives

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Written By Sarah Barlow

Chief Music Officer

iRig Acoustic is probably one of the most convenient acoustic microphones you can get. Unfortunately, it will be tough to locate an acoustic guitar mic less expensive, which isn’t awful for the price.

This is a tiny microphone that you can attach to an acoustic guitar or ukulele soundhole to record yourself playing. Should a standard acoustic guitar be brought into a venue, it might prove to be a handy piece of equipment for sound engineers to keep on standby. So if you’re looking for options, here are some of the best alternatives of iRig Acoustic. 

Audio-Technica AT2020

The AT2020 is distinguished from other microphones in its class by Audio-strict Technica’s quality and consistency requirements. Additionally, its low-mass diaphragm is specifically designed for more extended frequency response and improved transient response. The microphone has a broad dynamic range and can withstand high SPLs with ease, thanks to its robust design for long-lasting performance. As a result, the AT2020 is the new benchmark for low-cost side-address professional condensers.

Audio-Technica AT829cW

The AT829cW is a cardioid polar pattern wireless clip-on/lavalier condenser microphone. It is intended for formal business presentations, public speaking, and theatrical performances. The microphone is designed to be worn on the clothes to provide an excellent yet inconspicuous sound pickup. The microphone’s wide-range capabilities guarantee clear, precise reproduction with excellent intelligibility for speakers, presenters, and other performers.

Behringer C-4

C-4 microphones are designed to produce a lovely, true-to-life quality of voice or acoustic sounds. These excellent condenser microphones are sold in precisely matched pairs. They are particularly suitable for live applications due to their non-reflective, matte surface, ideal when used with stage lights.

AKG C214

To put it another way, AKG claims that this microphone is a very cheap counterpart of their C414 model. But, of course, it’s always challenging to know what sort of goal to expect when trying to sell a brand — if a brand can manufacture the same microphone more cheaply, why don’t they simply produce the lower-priced alternative?

Many musicians, both seasoned and beginning, really appreciate the C214’s capacity to withstand loud strumming, making it well suited for this specific musician. It is also notable for its sturdy construction, making it excellent for those who do mobile maintenance or who wish to take it to the practice room for hobbies.

In terms of real-world application, the C214 is seen as offering much more value than the included microphone at this price should. So it’s worth checking out.

Neumann TLM102

The Neumann name is also well known to anyone who has done any study into microphones. You will be conscious of how expensive they are since their most well-known model, the U87 costs $3,000.

In the last several years, they’ve attempted to make more affordable mics. Instead of producing cheaper versions, Germany-based TLM102 uses retained manufacturing to drive costs higher. This results in the TLM102 selling for more than many other well-known mic brands.

This mic has a wide diaphragm, making it capable of handling significant sound sources. I’m sure that this microphone is mostly geared for voices, but it can hold its own for acoustic guitars too. If I were buying a microphone that costs $700, I would want it to be flexible.

This mic is smaller than the standard Neumann mic, and this may be where the cost savings are. In addition, this device has transformerless circuitry and promises to provide a slight presence increase at about 6kHz.