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Beyerdynamic M88
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Description

Vocals, bass drum, bass amp, cajón, studio

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.

Discussions

Recording a band with 3 mics

In that scenario I would probably put the M88 a few feet in front of the drums, about 2’ up, facing the kit (away from the other instruments). Put the Lauten in figure-8 and have the guitar amp on one side of it and the bass amp on the other (facing each other,...

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$5k for microphones. one "flagship" or a collection?

...mention which dynamics you have, but I'll still say having good dynamics around is always helpful. I love Beyer M88s and have 3 of them. You mention tube amps and Leslie. I use M88s on those sources A LOT. Old EV re and pl series are great. If you...

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Getting BIG Sounding Vocals from Dynamic Mics?

...ams and an eventide (?) and made even phil collins sound halfway decent :-) and yes, he was really using a m88 on that ca. mid-90's tour! don't recall the wireless mic system though; he had both hardwired m88's and the wl with a m88 capsule/head - imo the direct signal of the wl was...

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