Audio-Technica has unveiled the ATM230 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone. The ATM230 brings a model that’s ideal for capturing drums and percussion to Audio-Technica’s popular Artist Series line. The mic’s proprietary capsule is designed to excel in high SPL applications, delivering full, well-rounded audio with an exceptional low-end.
The hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source – directionality that is aided by the mic’s low-profile design, which allows it to be placed in a wide variety of set-ups.
The ATM230 is perfectly suited for miking toms, snare and other percussion instruments.
The ATM230 will be available in April/May 2016, both individually and as a set of three (ATM230PK) – each option includes a matching quantity of AT8665 drum microphone clamps.
The ATM230 features: a big, warm low frequency response with excellent attack, it handles very high SPL at close range, a rare earth magnet for improved output and transient response, the low-profile design permits versatile placement around drum kit, the hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source and a rugged, all-metal design and construction for years of trouble-free use.