SONTRONICS DM-1B condenser mic for bass
Our British-designed Sontronics DM-1B is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a fixed cardioid pattern, created specifically for use with kick drum and bass instruments.
The DM-1B, along with our DM-1S for snare and DM-1T, represents three years of research, design and development alongside top producers and drummers, and all three microphones have become best-sellers for drum recording, both live and in the studio.
"I used Sontronics DM-series drum mics with Flood
at Assault & Battery Studios where we compared them
to mics costing significantly more. We were blown
MARK RANKIN, Producer (Florence + The Machine, Plan B, Friendly Fries)
Thanks to its high sensitivity, low self-noise, a -15dB attenuation pad and the ability to handle up to 155dB SPL, the DM-1B delivers outstanding results on kick drum and also sounds fantastic on bass guitar cabinets.
Its incredible power handling will capture all the attack, resonance and energy from your kick drum and other bass instruments like nothing you've ever heard before!
Because of the way DM-1B captures sound, it will also give brilliant results on any other instruments with low-frequency bias, from trombone and tuba to tenor or baritone saxophone, double bass and organ. Users also tell us that it sounds great on deep male vocals as well as rap and beatboxing.
"DM-1B sounds absolutely brilliant, right out of the box, with no need for any EQ. The DM-1B, DM-1T and DM-1S truly capture my drums without any need for any enhancement. The results are amazing!"
PETE PARADA, Drummer (My Chemical Romance, The Offspring)
The DM-1B is designed with its fixed cardioid capsule facing out of the top end of the microphone (end-fire style) and can be positioned either to the front head of the drum or even pushed towards or slightly inside the soundhole of the kick drum.
The DM-1B is supplied with its adjustable yoke mount in a sturdy aluminium flightcase and, like all our microphones, is covered by our unique Sontronics LIFETIME WARRANTY.
If you're recording drum or bass instruments of any kind, DM-1B is a definite must-have for studio or live recording!
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• end-fire cardioid condenser
• designed specifically for kick drum
• also fantastic on bass guitar cabs and other bass instruments
• comes with aluminium flightcase
• covered by LIFETIME WARRANTY
• kick drum & orchestral bass drum
• bass guitar cabinets
• low brass (tuba, trombone)
• bass clarinet, tenor/baritone sax
• male vocals & rap/MCing
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Pad: 0dB, -15dB
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 6mV/Pa -45dB ±2dB
(0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 14dB
Max. SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz):
155dB (with -15dB pad switched in)
Power: Phantom power 48V required
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Dimensions: 144 x 72 x 72mm
Comes with: aluminium flightcase
DM-1B at Red Bull Studios, London