The MD 441 is an accurate and versatile dynamic microphone. It has a nearly textbook perfect super-cardioid pattern, a five-position low frequency contour switch, a two-position high frequency switch, a critically damped internal shock suspension, and a hum bucking coil. Perfect for vocals and virtually every instrument.
There are various versions, which sound simular across the range. The microphone was first produced in 1966 and is still in production at Sennheiser. The electronics (passive preamp originally using a inductor and transformer) have changed, instead the capsule design has remained.
The one with a Tuchel (large or small) connector is designated as the MD 441-N model, while the XLR version is the MD 441-U. Early large Tuchel (Großtuchel) models were called MD 441-1 and MD 441-2 There's also a black version manufactured in the eightties, called the BF 541 Blackfire.
Excellent feedback rejection
Excellent sound quality
Spring capsule mounting provides low sensitivity to handling noise
Hum compensating coil
Five position bass roll-off switch
Brilliance (treble boost) switch
Integral pop filter
Kick - Beat 52a Snare - Beta 57a Snare Under - MD441 Rack 1-4 - SM57 Floor - RE20 Hat - Sm7b OHs - m300 SDC Room/Vorst hybrid - m201 EDIT: wurst! All ISA 828 except OHs WA-TB12 and hat DDA D Series
...the kitchen iso room. That's a Bock 251 mic on the bass. Te drums have Peluso P12's for overheads, Sennheiser MD441 on snare and EV RE16 on bottom/shell snare. Royer 121 on Hats, RE20 on kick, Pelsuo TR14 tube ribbon on rack tom, ATM25 on floor tom. Keyboard recorded direct and midied for...
The Sennheiser MD 441 dynamic "vocal and instrument" microphone is, in my opinion and that of many others, perhaps the finest dynamic mic ever produced.
The mic was introduced in the magical year of 1966, and continues to be manufactured today, in Germany. It is very expensive for a dynamic mic,...
I came across this mic when a local studio owner and original gearslut passed away 2 years ago. This owner collected gear his entire life and I was a former employee so his sons generally give me first crack at any studio gear they are selling.
The clip is very fragile, in fact when I purchased...
I have been working with 441´s for like 10 years now, being located in Germany makes it quite easy to get one at a more realistic price, they typically go for something between 200.- and 350.- Euro used over here, compared to the 900.- something that Sennheiser asks these days.
When taking the...
The MD441 is one of my favourite dynamic microphone.
Compared to the classic SM57 it sounds fuller and more open, more "hifi". It has almost a condenser like extended hi end that is very smooth.
I sounds great on drums. Especially on snare, but also on toms, hihat and inside the kick. But my...