beyerdynamic has just added two new microphones to its Touring Gear (TG) series, the TG D70 for kick drum and the TG I51 for instruments, both engineered to deliver clear sonic performance joined by a durable design for stage and studio applications.
The TG D70 has a large diaphragm, refined M88 capsule and is designed specifically for kick drum. The capsule has elastic suspension put in place to prevent impact from the floor from being transmitted through the stand. A hypercardioid pattern helps provide good isolation from ambient noises and prevent acoustic feedback, suppressing rear sound and softly capturing side sound. It’s housed in a die-cast zinc package intended to fit in any size hole in the drum head, and can also be applied to cajón and bass guitar amplifiers.
The TG I51 is equipped with a short shaft designed to easily attach to stands and snare drums with the use of beyerdynamic’s MKV 87 mic holder. Also incorporating a die-cast zinc housing, it’s recommended for a wide range of applications.
During the final development process, beyerdynamic invited Jost Nickel, the drummer for the funk and pop band Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, to become the first musician to put the new microphones to the test during a recording session at the company’s studio in Germany. Listen to a portion of Nickel’s session here:
The TG D70 and the TG I51 are now available exclusively at Sweetwater Sound at retail prices of $249 and $129, respectively. Both microphones come with an integrated clip and bag.