The Shure KSM141/SL is a switchable polar pattern condenser studio microphone designed for instrument recording and sound reinforcement. The capsule's pattern is switchable between omnidirectional and cardioid pick-up. The omnidirectional pattern offers a more generous pick-up area while cardioid offers attenuation of noise and ambiance at the off-axis sections of the microphone. In addition, the microphone offers a wide 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency response making it a flexible solution for a variety of applications. The KSM141/SL's element features a permanently biased transducer design resulting in clean, accurate signal reproduction and frequency response. The transformer-less, class-A output circuitry provides a noise free output signal path while maintaining high gain levels.
There is a 3-position low frequency roll-off switch, eliminating low frequency rumble noise and counteracts proximity effect. The KSM141/SL handles high sound pressure levels and features a 3-position Pad switch providing attenuation at 0 dB, 15 dB and 25 dB. This allows confident miking of instruments high in transient response such as drums, percussion and brass. The microphone is suitable for piano, strings, guitar and woodwind as well.