The WA-84 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone. They come in a small body like their vintage counterparts, but they have a large sound. With their polar cardioide and their pad -10dB, you can use this mics in any instrument. They are ideal for drums overhead because they capture the cymbals with in a lively and warm manner. I love how they sound in the hi-hat, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, violin, violas, and cellos. When using these mics with acoustic instruments in the studio, I combine them with room mics (in my case, I use the WA-47JRs or WA-87s). This is a perfect combination to capture the natural sound from those instruments. The results are astonishing. We are loving our WA-84s.
El Cerrito Studio
El Cerrito, CA