Senn MD421 II - how does this thing work?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by the_gid, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. the_gid

    the_gid Guest

    Hi RO members

    Silly, I know.. but I found it most unhelpful to find no instructions in the box of how the 5point bass roll-off feature worked.

    Can anyone enlighten me? One end says S and the other M with three points in between.

    Also, again slightly dumb - which side is the front? the side with the mic clip, the side without, or the end where sennheiser is written on a plastic strip. It is a cardiod mic so shouldn't it be like..side address? WHICH SIDE? :?

    I apologise once more for my stupidity. Please help!
  2. TornadoTed

    TornadoTed Guest

    This was confusing the first time I used it, the information provided with the mic is shocking. I tapped a tom and recorded it whilst moving it about and trying the differnet positions of the bass roll off switch, only way to find out !!! It is cardiod, the M allows the most bass through (don't know if it flat though) and the S cuts the the most low frequencies. It would be intersting to know what frequencies these positions represent though. The 'buisness end' is the end although it looks like a side firing mic.
  3. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    someone told me that s=speak m=music
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    It's not a side address mic Gid. Point the end of it straight at the source.
  5. the_gid

    the_gid Guest

    fantastic.. great help guys.

    pity sennheiser can't provide their customers with this type of basic information with their products, regardless of the price.

    thanks again - perhaps now i'll be able to use this mic to it's full potential!

    where would I be without you lot.. hey Mark.. Seb4000e is beautiful!
  6. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    Ahhh you got it. Fantastic!
    Was thinking I should drop you an email the other day.
    May you and Seb have many happy hours together :cool:

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