Beyerdynamic M 88 TG Legendary sound for vocals, bass drum and studio. Extended frequency range with very soft presence boost and exceptional bass reproduction.
Some products are born classics and the M 88 has to take centre-stage for being far ahead of its time when it was first introduced in the 1960`s. Incorporating a new low-mass diaphragm element, the M 88 TG has earned its place in history in the Kick Drum (for this application, the use of an external popshield like PS 88 or WS 59 is strongly recommended). Sound engineers have found that the lightning-fast transient response of the microphone reproduces the complex sound patterns of this instrument resulting in the tight `thump` without the need for complex signal processing.
This characteristic works equally well on other instruments especially where intricate low frequencies and their harmonics need to be captured. The M 88 TG is one of the most frequently specified microphones by sound engineers worldwide and heralded a beyerdynamic contemporary classic as this microphone becomes renown for capturing emotive audio signals.
Extended frequency range with very soft presence boost and exceptional bass reproduction
Integrated -20dB hum-buck coil
High SPL handling capability
Supplied with microphone clamp and storage bag
Transducer type: Dynamic moving coil
Operating principle: Pressure gradient
Frequency response: 30 - 20,000 Hz
Polar pattern: Hypercardioid
Rear attenuation at 1 kHz: > 23 dB at 120°
Open circuit voltage at 1 kHz (0 dB = 1 V/Pa): 2.9 mV/Pa
This is a fine instrument to use and learn. Pricey but worth it for the quality of sound. I use it for proximity vocals and it brings out a rich deep bass with clarity. One needs to be up close and directly in front of it to get the sound. Not much response a few inches away, which is good. Coming in close for the ultra low notes makes it audible when everyone else is screaming.
March 31, 2015
On Kick drum
I was looking for a kick drum mic and Louis from S. Economik suggested this one because it also sounds good on other sources such as upright bass, horns, electric guitar and even voice. So far, I've only had the opportunity to try it on a kick drum and I was pleased with the results. The project was rootsy music and this mic did a nice job, when placed just inside the front hole.
Once I try it on other sources, I will update my review.