Beyer

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by chips, Jun 21, 2007.

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  1. chips

    chips Guest

    I have inherited a pair of rather battered beyer 201 condensor mics.

    I cant find much info on the internet regarding these.
    I know they are not the best mics in the world but does anyone own them ?
    Are they good on certain instruments or in certain applications ?
    thanks
     
  2. chips

    chips Guest

    Whoops. Dynamic mic not condenser !!
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    The Beyerdynamic M201 is not a bad mic by any means. A wide frequency response and small size makes it suitable as an instrument mic or for snare drum use. Not really suitable for vocals.
    http://www.beyerdynamic.com/cms/download.php?filename=m201_data_en.pdf
     
  4. Davedog

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    Maybe not 'the best' but certainly one of the best for snare drum and hihat.
     
  5. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

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    M201s are great mics! I keep a pair in my gig bag, as there is almost nothing you can't use them for: snare & hats as mentioned above, also toms, percussion, guitar cabs, strings, brass... I used one on a glockenspiel last night, and also recently for a Cajon.

    You can use them for vocals: they need a foam pop-shield on the end for that really, but I've got away without one before (with a female "ooh" & "aah" type backing singer!) I have also used them as spot-mics for solo-ists in choirs.

    <edit> They are hypercardioid, in case you weren't aware.
     

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