About a year ago I had to record a full band for a TV show with the gear they had available in that local TV station. It was four D190s and four C460s and just four input channels. I obviously went for the 460s pack but one was dead, so I had to use a D190. Given the chance and the loooooong wait until the TV team was ready to start, I experimented a bit with them.
The D190 was intended as an affordable multipurpose mic but mainly intended for reporters and it was used a lot for this particular purpose in the past.
For vocals it's amazingly noisy if hand held. It picks everything from its body. Better put it in a good suspension. Even if set in a clip it picks any vibration from the stand worse than most condensers. It's extremely sensitive to handling noises. Crazy!
Placed on-axis it's extremely sensitive to plosives. Expect a damn big bunch of pops in your vocal track. This is biggest pop catcher mic I ever used. Truly unusable for this duty. Off-axis it behaves better. It has a very low rejection and coloration so it's good for reporters having the mics placed like a feet away (or so) off the speaker mouth and usually pointing to anywhere else. Think of that typical scene of a reporters crowd around an elusive guy trying to runaway from the mob. A very good mic for that purpose. You'll get the speech flawlessly.
It's said it works good for percussions. So I tried it that way too. It's somewhat in-between an SM57
and a M201
. It sounds clearer and more open and upfront than a 201 and not as harsh or piercing as a 57 can be. The bottom end is tight and nice. 57s do it duller of flabbier in the low end register. IMO a good drum mic. It's very small and easy to setup almost anywhere even in a very crowded drum kit, but keep in mind the high noise picking up tendencies. It may need a suspension. Check for low end bursts before tracking your drums.