Dynamic cardioid boundary microphone
"Legendary sound for vocals, bass drum and studio"
The beyerdynamic M 88 is a dynamic moving coil microphone with a hypercardioid polar pattern which is more tightly directional than that of any other mic in its class. Its frequency independent pickup pattern reduces feedback and off-axis coloration to an absolute minimum. The M 88's efficient moving coil design delivers high output over a wide range of working distances. Its wide frequency response and fast transient response enhance the 'presence' and articulation of voices or instruments, while accurately reproducing bass frequencies. The M 88's natural, well-balanced sound can only be described as "elegant", yet its rugged design virtually eliminates non-linear distortion at extreme SPLs. The integral humbucking coil reduces interference from stray magnetic fields by as much as 20 dB.
The M 88 offers both wide frequency response and rugged construction, an ideal combination for sound effects (Foley studio) and other EFP applications. In addition it is an excellent broadcast announcer's mic. Recording studio applications of the M 88 include vocals, bass drum, bass guitar, woodwinds and upright bass. It gives outstanding results in live vocal reinforcement, as a paging mic and for teleconferencing applications. The TourGroup version (M 88 TG) has a reinforced basket to withstand rough handling when being used for more demanding applications and a black mesh screen.
Excellent on vocals, bass drum, bass amp, cajon.
Some products are born classics and the M 88 has to take centre-stage for being far ahead of its time when it was first introduced in the 1960`s. Incorporating a new low-mass diaphragm element, the M 88 TG has earned its place in history in the Kick Drum. Sound engineers have found that the lightning-fast transient response of the microphone reproduces the complex sound patterns of this instrument resulting in the tight `thump` without the need for complex signal processing.
¥ Extended frequency range with rising high end and exceptional bass reproduction
¥ High volume-before-feedback
¥ Integrated humbuck coil
¥ High SPL handling capability
¥ Rugged construction