Earthworks SR314 stage vocal condenser is a seriously big sounding microphone, designed to excel on the big stage.
Our inital impressions – pull it out of this box, and SR314 feels quite unlike any vocal mic we’ve ever picked up. The grile, the steel exoskeleton, the whole vibe.
Instrument mic for your voice?
Despite external appearances, SR314 is actually a small-diaphragm cardioid condender microphone. It stands out as a vocal microphone where everything sounds exciting. If that doesn’t make sense (and we’re sure it won’t), it’s worth coming in for a test run.
“An extended flat frequency response and a focus on time coherence (fast clean impulse response) sets the Earthworks SR314 apart. By systematically eliminating the many layers of distortion and noise normally added by each acoustic and electronic component, the Earthworks SR314 doesn’t sound like a traditional microphone – it pulls back the veil to reveal the true voice of the artist”
“Engineers are unencumbered from the necessities of corrective EQ, heavy compression, de-essing and constant vigilance against feedback”