Beyerdynamic M 201 TG Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone
At first glance, it's easy to mistake the M 201 TG for a small-diaphragm condenser microphone.
It is, in fact, a compact dynamic microphone with hum-cancelling coils.
Its size means it can be easily placed around a drumkit with little compromise on sound quality.
Aside from hum-cancelling, it was also designed to pick up as much sound from in front of the capsule while rejecting bleed from the back.
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
- Frequency Response: 40Hz-18kHz
- Impedance: 200 ohms
- Applications: Live and recorded guitars, guitar amps, vocals, drums & more
The M 201 TG is noted to be an excellent snare mic by several users. Its compact size and bleed rejection gives more leeway for turning snare drums higher up in in the mix. Some engineers report great sound on guitar cabs as well.
A bit pricey for some.
If budget allows, the M 201 TG is one of the best Snare Mics on the market today. It's a community favorite, highly regarded in forums and groups, and definitely makes a fine addition to any studio.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Dynamic Microphones.