The Audio Technica ATM250DE ia a Dual-Element Instrument Microphone. Perfect for kick drum, guitar amps and instrument use.
The ATM250DE dual-element instrument microphone features cardioid condenser and hypercardioid dynamic capsules combined in a single housing. Audio-Technica's innovative use of two polar patterns is ideal for kick drum: the hypercardioid dynamic element focuses tightly on the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell. The elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, something practically impossible to achieve with two separate microphones. Includes a professional isolation clamp to provide secure mounting, versatile positioning and effective dampening of unwanted mechanical noise.
Audio-Technica's proven dual-element design features two elements (condenser and dynamic) enclosed in a single housing
Neodymium dynamic element provides punch and attack, while the condenser element captures the full audio spectrum
Elements are positioned in a perfect phase relationship, something practically unachievable with two separate microphones
Perfect for kick drum, guitar amps and instrument use
Integral 80 Hz HPF switch and 10 dB pad (condenser element)
Versatile mounting options and effective dampening of mechanical noise thanks to included AT8471 isolation clamp
Corrosion-resistant contacts from gold-plated XLRM-type connector
Rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use
Very nice microphone. Marketed as a kick drum mic, though not my favorite option in this application. Extremely impressive on Snare and Bass cab. Would work very well in any application where two separate mics might be awkward or clumsy. Like I said, the tone on snare drum is MIGHTY!