Shure KSM44A/SL Studio Condenser

MSRP: $1,575.00



The KSM44/SL is a multiple pattern (cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional), externally biased, dual large diaphragm condenser microphone with extremely low self-noise (7dB). Developed to meet the needs of studio recording musicians, the warm, rich sound of the KSM44 delivers exceptional performance, tailored to deliver vivid reproduction of voice for the most critical recordings. The KSM44 also offers great flexibility in a variety of recording applications, working well on acoustic and amplified instruments, as its capacity for managing high SPLs accommodates loud sound sources such as drums and guitar amplifiers.


  • Extremely uniform polar response
  • Superior common mode rejection and suppression of radio frequency interference

Each KSM44/SL comes supplied complete with:

  • Color-matched ShureLock TM elastic-suspension shock mount
  • ShureLock TM swivel mount
  • Protective velveteen pouch
  • Locking aluminum carrying case

The KSM44/SL is designed as a premium vocal microphone for studio recording. Microphone use, however, is a matter of personal taste. Here is a non-exhaustive list of common


  • Vocals — solo, background, voice-over
  • Acoustic instruments — such as piano, guitar, drums, percussion, strings
  • Wind instruments — brass and woodwind
  • Low frequency instruments — such as double bass, electric bass, kick drum
  • Overhead miking — drums or percussion
  • Ensembles — choral or orchestral
  • Room ambiance pick-up — guitar amplifier or drums

Of course, both the acoustic environment and microphone placement have significant effects on the sound obtained when miking any sound source. We encourage users to experiment with these variables to achieve the best overall sound

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 2.5 in