"...the Flagg Mic delivers as you said it would. How refreshing! Thanks... ...I will share my knowledge of your mic with many friends. You have something here." - Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart, Fear, Pixies, PJ Harvey.)
On the Flagg Mic: "...perfect for my sound." - Rob Kleiner (Tub Ring, Atlantic Records)
On the Flagg Mic: "I'm gonna have fun on the road with that thing" - Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence)
"Going to be rockin my lofi flagg mic. Cool stuff. Thanks guys" - Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver)
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"We've been using your Flagg mic for a couple years now and figured I'd get in touch and show you an album we recorded with it. We use it for all our live shows, but recorded our album "We're All Just Aliens" with the mic, which we released early 2014. We're big supporters of your mic and haven't found anything nearly as good for the live sound we're looking for. The thing rules. Thanks man!" - John (GRIZZLOR)
"Great live-mics with a nice lo-fi distortion sound. No problems with feedback... the audience pays extra attention when we use them. They give our shows something special." - Vetle Løvgaard (Doggerland)
"I have used your mic a bunch and it features both on recording and on screen in the past few episodes... here's the most recent. Just wanted you to know I still love that thing" - Martin Brummeler
"Super stoked, think [the Flagg Mic] be perfect for Mutant Scum!" - Tom Smo (Mutant Scum)
"Just got one of these for my lead singer. He loves it. I love it out at FOH because I don't have to eq the hell out of it. Thanks for an awesome product." - Alex Weglicki
I found that methods used to achieve lo-fi vocal effects in the studio didn't translate well to live settings. After much trial and error I came up with a solution built from an acquired payphone. After shows people were always asking me where I got my payphone mic and if they could buy it off me. At some point I figured it might be a good move to start selling them. Flagg Audio was born. Since then my wife Kodi and I have been selling our musical offerings to musicians and engineers all over the world out of our Virginia home.
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©2011-2017 Flagg Audio
Kodi and Randy Carvalho
The Flagg Mic is a specialty microphone built from a payphone receiver for use in stage, studio, radio, and TV. The Flagg Mic gives you that authentic lo-fi, vintage, distorted, narrowband, old-radio tone you hear in all genres of contemporary music today while sidestepping the headaches of feedback and bleed generally associated with such an effect. The Flagg Mic adds character and dynamics that will keep your audience's attention. If you're looking to stand out on stage or impress your clientele you're in the right place.
• Transmits from both ends
• Built from a payphone handset
• Rejects feedback & off-axis sound
• Heavy-duty Neutrik XLR
• Pierce-proof dynamic mic elements
• Silver bearing solder
• Able to handle extreme SPLs
• Crushproof armored cable
• Logo by Camcode
• No phantom power needed
• Fits standard mic clip (side saddle)
• Hand wired
• Comes in three colors
We generally ship in 3-5 business day. International customers: Please see the FAQ.
"The Panic Mic is the worst mic I ever tried, but in the very best sense. Low Fidelity / High times." - Kim Kølbæk (Schæfer)
On the Flagg Mic: "I prayed for a mic like this" - Pookie (Pookie and the Poodlez)
"Your awesome Flagg mic is recorded on every track of my new release. A staple item. Love your product!" "You make mics so sexy they attract thieves [his mic was stolen from a show]. Just ordered mic #2." - Kyle Brandt - (A Light Within)
On the Flagg Mic: "We just did our 1st show with your mic! Amazing!" - Mathieu Denis (Dirty Red Shoes)
"THIS MIC ROCKS!! As soon as I mic-checked, all of my band had to comment on how great the sound is. The distortion is perfect (I sing into the ear piece) and there wasn't a drop of feedback! Plus, it's very fun to sing into a red telephone." - Edwina
"No feedback ever. Best mic out there for distortion... I get more compliments on that mic then I can shake a stick at." [His mic was also stolen from a show] - Stephen Goterch (Ea Indigo)
"Guys just want to say thank you so much for making something like this. I had been using a shure green bullet for the last 15 shows we've done and the feedback is awful." - Joe Leppanen (Glassbodies)
"Hey Guys! We ordered your flagg mic a couple of months ago and we've been using it live ever since, we even used it to record some vocals for our new album... it's great!" - It's everyone else
"[the Flagg Mic] looks and sounds really cool and is sturdy as a rock. Perfect." - Danilo (Ivories)
"I absolutely love this mic! It looks fantastics (one hell of an eye catcher on stage!), it seems to be very sturdy and the sound is as you'd expect - "midrangy" and slightly distorted. Perfect!" - Wolfgang M.
Q: Do they perform in high volume settings?
A: Yes. Flagg Mics will outperform even hypercardioid mics in terms of feedback rejection. I've tried all the other ways (vintage mics, harmonica mics,vocal fx units, bullhorns, gates, etc) and this is the only setup I've ever found that is truly feedback free. Flagg Mics cut their teeth in my old punk band playing dive bars in Boston. No feedback at all and they rip through a dense mix.
Q: How far from them do you sing?
A: Proper distance of the Flagg mic is touching it with your lips to about an inch away. Take time to practice with the mic before using in live settings as the pickup range is different than typical mics and will require a slightly different technique.
Q: How do I pay?
A: Payments are handled by paypal on this site. You can use any debit or credit card. Our mics are also availble on our reverb store which offers some other payment options.
Q: Do they work well on instruments?
A: Yes. They work great on wind instruments, guitar cabs, and percussion. Similar with singing, put it right up to the sound source.
Q: Are they made from used materials?
A: No. Flagg Mics are made from 100% new materials. I use new, top quality everything. Even the solder is the good stuff.
Q: How do you connect them to a stand?
A: Flagg Mics can snap sideways into a Shure A25D mic clip.
Q. Can they pair with other Vocal FX?
A: Yes. Flagg Mics tend to pair better with FX than traditional mics due to their inherent feedback reduction. Remember that vocal FX unit you bought to get distorted vocals and never used because of the feedback? Plug the Flagg Mic into it and try throwing some modulation on. :)
Q: Any live tips?
A: Plug the Flagg Mic into the PA just as you would a regular dynamic mic. "Eat" the mic. Get up close, within one to no inches and sing normally. Set the gain based off this distance. Be prepared to explain to people where you got “that mic” after the show. (Send them to us!)
Q: Any recording tips?
A: Use as you would a typical dynamic mic. The Flagg Mic (like all tight-patterned unidirectional mics) is great for close-miking instruments and vocals but won’t pickup the sound of the room you’re recording in. For a more natural sense of space it’s best used in conjunction with room mics and/or subtle reverb. Of course for a dry mechanical tone (like DI distorted guitar) feel free to use it by itself (great for industrial/electric styles).
Q: How are domestic orders shipped?
A: Domestic shipping is done Priority through USPS for $10. A USPS tracking number will be given after your order is shipped.
Q: Will you ship to outside the US?
A: Yes. We ship all over the world. International shipping is done through the USPS for a flat cost of $20. International shipping only offers limited tracking from the customs number. If you need further tracking or insurance please contact us for a custom invoice. Be aware that international shipping takes upwards of 14 days on our side and that your country's system can often add more time onto that as well.
Q: Do they come with a warranty?
A: Yes. Up to one year after your purchase we will fix or replace your Flagg Mic if it stops working due to manufacturer defects. Like most mic dealers, we can't accept returns on used mics.
Q: How do you clean them?
A: Use Lysol wipes on the outside of the mic. If yours gets really nasty you can take the caps off and clean around the inside. Be careful not to damage the electronics.