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

  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 ?
  2. chips

    chips Guest

    Whoops. Dynamic mic not condenser !!
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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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.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Maybe not 'the best' but certainly one of the best for snare drum and hihat.
  5. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    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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