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Sennheiser MD-21

Hi,

I've seen a MD-21 (MD-21N) for sale. Anyone using this omni-mic ?
Or is it just too old and not really useful for recording anymore ?

Thanks,

Peter

Comments

Pro Audio Guest Fri, 05/21/2004 - 13:10
It's a dynamic, omni microphone. Good for recording interviews if you are a journalist. I have seen it used on toms, but it seems that a MD 421 would be more apropriate to handle such task. It's an extremely tough microphone. Teachers at school used to show students that you could use it as a hammer or dip it into water and it would still work!!! They were pretty stupid, but right!

Pro Audio Guest Sat, 05/22/2004 - 03:30
Thanks TomTom for your reaction.

Eventual application for recording - I'm not a journalist nor a teacher but a mic being sturdy is always welcome :wink:

It was especially the omni-pattern which seems interesting about the MD-21, could perhaps function well on a larger distance from the source like a gtr-cab (while a MD421 direct & close). And its freq-range seems quite decent.

Other people using it for recording ? Must say I don't see it being mentioned very often, so who knows it's simply not that suited for recording, despite its specs.

Thanks,

Peter

pan Mon, 05/24/2004 - 08:06
clintrubber wrote: from Pan:
I love my MD 21s as a secret weapon on drums!

Thanks Pan. As overheads ? Room-mics ?

Usually a close ambience.

I also have a MD21 set up as a Talkback/Room mic and sometimes add this to different sources, if it sounds cool.

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btw, does anyone know the differences between the /HN /U and the "standard" versions of this mic?
I know there are many different models with different connectors and grilles.

Pro Audio Guest Mon, 05/24/2004 - 15:15
Usually a close ambience.

I also have a MD21 set up as a Talkback/Room mic and sometimes add this to different sources, if it sounds cool.

Thanks Pan.


Looking at the MD421 & MD441 one would say the 'U' indicates an XLR. There are at least two 'U'-flavours for those mics, but forgot what the XLR-variations were.

Bye,

Peter
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