The Beyerdynamic M88 is a very well known microphone, made famous particularly by Phil Collin's use of it as a vocal microphone, it is also renowned as a mike for kick drums, guitars cabinets and instruments. Beyerdynamic M88s usually sell for around $600 on eBay. Dynacord DD800's are rarely seen and rarely heard of, however they are identical microphones (bar the branding) made by Beyerdynamic for Dynacord in the same factory in West Germany. I bought this microphone for $50 and it is a favourite of mine, although I must continuously resist the temptation to break into Phil Collin's songs particularly when in company.
I am a final year student of the RMIT Bachelor of Music Industry Course. As part of my major project I have created a home studio with which to record my own music. This website chronicles the process that was followed and the items used within the studio.