Sontronics has announced a further move into application-specific miking with the release of three condenser microphones designed specifically for drums: the DM-1T, DM-1S, and DM-1B.
The DM-1T and DM-1S are small-diaphragm pencil-style condensers designed to work on tom (DM-1T) and snare (DM-1S). With a cardioid polar pattern and switchable -15dB pad, the characteristics of each mic have been tailored to pick up those specific nuances from the different drums. Each mic comes with a metal drum mount and mic clip.
The DM-1B is a large-diaphragm, end-fire condenser mic that can cope with up to 150 dB (with the -15dB pad switched in) and comes in an aluminium flightcase. DM-1B is designed specifically for kick drum but also gives impressive results on bass guitar cabinets.
The DM-1T, DM-1S, and DM-1B come with a free download of Toontrack's EZdrummer Lite. All three microphones are available to pre-order now. For more information, visit the Sontronics website.