A large diaphragm condenser microphone is a very versatile all-purpose microphone that is the standard for recording vocals and can usually be found in a recording studio. Like all condenser microphones, a large diaphragm mic, or LDM, requires its own source of power to operate, and uses a capacitor to convert sound waves into electrical energy. LDMs house a diaphragm that is at least 1-inch in diameter. LDMs generally warm up and deepen the sound of any recorded source audio, whether it’s an acoustic instrument, electric amp, or studio vocal. ProAudio.com offers a great selection of large diaphragm condenser microphones that are designed for the unique needs of audio professionals.