Instrument Microphones for Studio & Stage

Earthworks High Definition Instrument Microphones™ provide incredible fidelity, clarity and detail for live sound and recording applications. From application-specific microphones like the PianoMic™ to the ultra-versatile SR20 that can seamlessly go from drums to vocals, you will hear incredible acoustic transparency and high definition audio no matter what the instrument.



  • Engineered for studio and stage

  • Lightning fast transient response handles sharp attacks and subtle details with ease

  • Extended frequency response captures high frequency details and overtones

  • Near-perfect polar pattern simplifies mic placement and virtually eliminates phasing issues

  • Reproduces sound with incredible detail and depth


Every cardioid and hypercardioid model in the Earthworks High Definition Microphone line can be used for acoustic or amplified musical instruments, and will handle sound levels up to 145dB SPL. The near-perfect polar response provides less phasing problems when using multiple microphones and the incredible rear rejection helps keep unwanted sounds out of the microphone, and for live sound applications provides a substantial improvement in gain before feedback.


Earthworks omnis have a near-perfect polar response, making them an ideal choice for some studio applications. They provide all of the substantial benefits of Earthworks directional microphones, while exhibiting no proximity effect, when you place the microphone close to the sound source.

Truth of Source

The flat frequency response found in Earthworks microphones results in a more accurate representation of the original sound, so your instrument will be reproduced faithfully without any exaggerated or attenuated frequencies.

Unlike conventional microphones, Earthworks High Definition Microphones exhibit an extremely fast rise time and recovery time with no ringing or reflections and are “Time Coherent” and accurate in the time domain to precisely capture and reproduce transients with no phase errors.