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Beyerdynamic M 160
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Description

Beyerdynamic is one of few microphone manufacturers world-wide that still produce ribbon microphones.

A classic one is the M 160, a dynamic double ribbon microphone. Featuring a hypercardioid polar pattern with a noise attenuation of 25 dB at 110°, the M 160 is an outstanding microphone which is very effective for all types of remote and in-studio voice reproduction. In the recording studio, the M 160 is recommended for miking string instruments such as violins, violas, cellos and for pianos, saxophones as well as for hi-hat and toms.

The non-glare black surface of the M 160 and its small dimensions allow the unobtrusive use in TV or film studios. In conjunction with the M 130 dynamic double ribbon microphone the M 160 is ideal for stereo recordings in MS technique.

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

...mics: bass/ Mark Bass 2x12": Sennheiser BF 541 -> Great River MP-500NV -> Distressor, opto mode guitar/ Fender Deluxe Reverb reissue: Beyer M 160 -> Great River MP-500NV -> Distressor, tape mode

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

...Compressor The birch kick with an Evans Onyx EMAD batter head gave us the tight, punchy tone we needed. The Beyer M160 might he my new favorite hihat mic, although I still love either an SM7B or MD441 there as well. I’ve truthfully never mic’d tons from both sides before, but I’ve sorta wanted to...

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When did dynamics take over the drum kit?

It was kind of all over the place, not surprisingly: https://recordingmag.com/resources/recording-info/mics-miking/recording-drums-then-and-now/ I think I just like that condenser brightness on snare and toms.

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