The Top 5 Best Studio Microphones for Vocal Recording in 2022

Nov 02, 2022 by Malek - 0 Comments

Are you an aspiring singer or songwriter looking to take your craft to the next level? Or maybe you’re a rapper who wants to make sure your verses are being delivered with the utmost clarity and precision. Either way, one of the most important factors in ensuring high-quality recordings is choosing the right microphone.

There are seemingly endless options on the market these days, so we’ve compiled a list of the five best studio microphones for vocal recording in 2022 to help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect mic for your needs.

1. The RODE NT1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone

If you’re looking for a versatile, affordable option that will give you great sound quality without breaking the bank, look no further than the RODE NT1-A cardioid condenser microphone. This microphone is great for recording both vocals and instruments, making it a versatile addition to any home studio. It also features a low-noise floor and a wide frequency response, so you can be confident that your recordings will be clear and accurate.

2. The AudioTechnica AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

The AudioTechnica AT2020USB+ is another great option for those on a budget. This microphone offers outstanding sound quality thanks to its large-diaphragm design, and it’s also USB compatible, so you can plug it directly into your computer without needing any additional equipment. If you’re just starting out and aren’t sure if investing in a more expensive microphone is right for you, this is a great option to consider.

3. The Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Condenser Microphone

If you’re looking for a step up in quality from the previous two options but don’t want to spend too much money, the Blue Yeti Nano is a great middle-of-the-road choice. This microphone offers four different pickup pattern settings, so you can tailor your recordings to fit your needs. It also has easy controls for muting and adjusting levels on the fly, which is ideal if you’re recording live shows or podcast episodes.

4. The AKG C214 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

If you’re willing to spend a bit more money on a high-quality microphone, the AKG C214 is definitely worth considering. This microphone features an integrated shock mount and pop filter, so you can be confident that your recordings will be free of interference and unwanted noise. It also has a built-in attenuation pad that allows you to switch between 0dB, -6dB, and -12dB settings depending on how loud your source is, making it perfect for recording both vocals and instruments alike.

5. The Neumann TLM 102MT Cardioid Condenser Microphone

And finally, if money is no object and you’re looking for the absolute best studio microphone for vocal recording on the market today, look no further than the Neumann TLM 102MT cardioid condenser microphone. This microphones features an integrated pop filter and shock mount, as well as three different selectable attenuation settings (-6dB,-12dB,-18dB). It also offers extremely low self-noise levels, making it ideal for capturing even the most delicate vocal nuances with ease.

Overall, no matter what your budget may be, there’s sure to be a studio microphone on this list that’s perfect for your needs. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start recording!

Free Custom Beat Challenge – Ends September 30th!

Sep 01, 2019 by Malek - 0 Comments

I’m excited to announce that I’m running a special competition for all independent artists! If you’ve ever wanted to work with me, here’s your chance! I’ll be picking a winner and runner-up!

The winner will get a custom made beat from scratch based on what they are looking for and catered to their particular artistic style and taste. The runner-up will receive a Platinum All Access Pass to MalekBeats for 6 months!

All you have to do is purchase a lease on anytime during the month of September, record a song with the beat, and release it on YouTube or Soundcloud before September 30th at 11:59pm PDT!


  1. All entries must use beats purchased anytime during the month of September 2019.
  2. All songs must be uploaded to YouTube or Soundcloud and the link sent to by September 30th at 11:59pm PDT.
  3. You can submit as many entries (songs) as you’d like.
  4. The winner and runner-up will be chosen and announced by October 7th.

Best of luck! Looking forward to hearing some amazing songs!

Laci Kay Somers gets “BAD” in new single

Feb 18, 2018 by Malek - 0 Comments

I’ve been working with Laci over the last few months on some new records, and she just released the official video for her new single “BAD” produced by me. Enjoy! (NSFW)

Laci Kay Somers releases video for “Turn Up”

Jan 04, 2018 by Malek - 0 Comments

Model, social media star, and artist Laci Kay Somers recently released the official music video for her new single “Turn Up” which was produced by me. Enjoy!

Tré Adams releases “Heartbeat” video

Feb 18, 2017 by Malek - 0 Comments

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, and dancer, Tré Adams just released the official music video for his new single “Heartbeat”. This record is produced by yours truly, and I’m super proud of how the whole song and video came together. Enjoy!