A good recording starts with a good microphone. Microphones come in many shapes and sizes. Dynamic microphones are generally used in live situations. They are less sensitive to feedback and give a very direct sound. In the studio you will mainly find large-diaphragm condenser microphones. These have a high sensitivity and are able to pick up a wide frequency range. Small-diaphragm condenser microphones are mainly used for recording instruments such as guitar, piano, percussion instruments and drums. USB microphones are useful when you want to be able to record directly via a computer quickly and easily. These models are very popular for PodCasting. Wireless microphones give you the freedom to walk every corner of the stage. Wireless microphones today offer an exceptionally good sound quality that is not inferior to their wired counterpart. In addition to the above, there are also specific microphones such as directional microphones (shotgun), stereo microphones, etc.