Audio-Technica has introduced the ATM230 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone, designed for miking toms, snare and other percussion instruments.
Joining the 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 setups.
Handles very high SPL at close range
Rare earth magnet for improved output and transient response
Low-profile design permits versatile placement around drum kit
Hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear
Rugged all-metal design and construction
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 12 kHz
Output Connector: Integral 3-pin XLRM-type
Accessories (included): AT8665 drum mount; soft protective pouch
The new ATM230 will be available in March 2016 with a U.S. street price of $139. Also available will be the ATM230PK pack with three ATM230s with a U.S. street price of $349.