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beyerdynamic M201TG
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Great mic!
Thobias 14.10.2019
Love this mic. Bought it together with a pair of MC-930. Prefer it on electric guitars (in combination with a Royer R121 for example), but also acoustic guitars if you push the preamp hard enough. Sounds as good as the MC-930 when set up properly , with less room ambiance of course and a more 'intimate' experience. Depends on the sound you are looking for. Also great on percussion or anything you would use a SM57 for. SM57 has more mids, sounds more compressed. M201TG a little bit more open. Modern, but very honest sound. Very natural. Love it!
PRO: just a great mic!
CONS: none
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A quality mic especially for recording snare drums
Matti2056 08.02.2014
The mic is well packed, well manufactured and stylish. It looks and feels very professional.

I have been using the Beyerdynamic M201TG as snare mic in my studio. Being a hypercardioid mic the M201TG has tight polar pattern meaning it won't catch other sound sources from the sides. This is a major problem when recording snare drums - the hihat usually leaks too much to snare track. The M201TG sorts that problem out better than the usual Shure SM57. It sounds also brighter without being harsh. I haven't spotted any exaggerated frequencies or sound problems. It just gives a good pro sound and with carefull mic placement no eq is needed. There is no hum or any noise. Its small size is a big plus!

If you want a better mic than the SM 57 with just bit more money, get this one!
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Improvement over the SM57
Branimir Bozak 13.11.2018
I use it primarily on snare top, and it delivers much more details than the 57 or the i5, much nicer highs too.

Excellent side rejection, I think it's even hypercardiod, which makes it really pointy. The hihat bleed is minimal and sounds good too!
Easy to position, and it's not too bulky.

Solid, sturdy feel, robust microphone. Highly recommended!
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New Favorite!
Hammock 27.07.2021
This microphone is now 95% on the snare drum during the recording sessions. It can handle very high SPL, so it does not require any attenuation pad. The sound is amazing, as well as the rejection. The build quality is top-notch. Amazing microphone!
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Oh lord, the best dynamic mic there is!
thiagoscp 16.10.2020
This m201 and its cousin, the m88, are the best dynamic mics you can find. They are heavy, sturdy, they sound great in every source you can imagine. I have two m88s and one m201, I regret I didn't get two m201, but I'll fix that soon. m88s are better on deep voices, brass, bass guitar, toms, kick. m201s are better on sharp voices, on steel guitars, on guitar amps, on harmonica, snares.
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why the nickname 15.02.2021
I have bought a total of 5 of these microphones. Just like the old ones I have, these sound very good. But sadly two of the new microphones have stopped working after only two years. (just past the warranty...) They have never been mistreated, and despite regular use they still look like new. Buying replacement capsules trough Thomann would cost almost as much as the complete microphone!
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Good mic
amiko 15.08.2017
Universal mic for recording. So far I've used this in two recording sessions. I feel this is more natural sounding than an Shure SM57, and because this has a different pickup pattern, you can get a better isolation of hi-hat from a snare track. Good for electric guitars too. Seek out the best location in front of a guitar amp speaker and you will be rewarded.
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Best dynamic microphone for a reason
Owlmostsibilant 01.05.2021
This blows the shure sm57 out of the water, in my opinion it's way better than the shure SM7B for spoken word once you pair it with the Shure A81WS windscreen.
Unfortunately it's also about as quiet as the SM7B, so you will have to have very good/amazing preamps!
I had to return mine because my preamps are a bit lacking but I'll probably repurchase it once I get a better interface.
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Great mic, excellent SPL and HF detail
Anonymous 19.12.2015
The Beyer M201 is considered the fancyman's SM57. And for good reason - flatter response, extremely high SPL output, hypercardiod pattern. It's a no brainer on snare drums, sounds great. You can get further back for a more natural tone and the rejection is comparable to cardioid mics.

It sounds good on most things, to be honest, but there are pros and cons - especially if this is your first hypercardioid microphone. It can sound great on vocals or acoustic guitar, but they have to keep still or there needs to be some extra distance. If you have a female vocalist, give it a shot, but if she's a dancer forget about it.

The small diapraghm also means it's very prone to plosives and the proximity effect can be quite severe. Pop shields are your friend!

It's also not a mic to be used around careless drummers. I've more than 1 friend who put one too close to a snare and had a drummer cave the capsule in with a single hit., so be careful.

Overall a great mic, that will serve you well if give the treatment it deserves.
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Perfect for saxophone!
funkysoulmate 01.02.2021
This is a sturdy dynamic mic I use for saxophone, I stumbled upon this brand through a web site. It states that the frequency response is very neutral. Fantastic from Baritone to soprano. It doesn't have that 6 kHz boost that the SM57 has. So very pleased with it. And it's a TG (tour gear) and is supposed to withstand the environment of the band stage.
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