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MD 441

Sennheiser MD 441
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Description

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.

Features
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

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

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

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Today in the studio... (photo upload thread)

...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...

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I’m very fond of the aesthetics of the Coles 4038, Beyer M160 and MC740, Lauren Atlantis, EV 468 and RE20, Sennheiser 441, AEA R88... Not digging the looks of any Blue/Violet, Aston, Earthworks, or Rode mics...

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