If you're recording horns, the Shure Beta 98H/C the mic to go to. You get a smooth sound that's detailed enough to be bright yet easily tamable into the warm glow that most modern music demands. A clip allows you to attach the Beta 98H/C to the bell of just about any horn and some woodwinds, and a gooseneck extension lets you place the capsule of the mic right at the sweet spot of the instrument. The Beta 98H/C is also an excellent choice for percussion and some stringed instruments. Once you have one, you'll find yourself using your Beta 98H/C on all kinds of instruments.