Sontronics DM-1S and DM-1T on black background

DM-1S

& DM-1T

Capture incredible detail from drums with these condenser microphones for snare and toms

ABOUT DM-1S & DM-1T

The Sontronics DM-1S and DM-1T are your passport to drum sound perfection, guaranteeing incredible and unmatchable results from your snare and toms, whether you’re in the studio, at home or on the road.

 

These mics will capture all the unmistakable characteristics of your drums, from the crack of the initial hit and the sizzle of your snare right through to the boomy resonance of your lowest tom tom.

 

They also sound superb on other percussion instruments such as cajón, djembe, bongos, tabla, congas and more.

 

Both mics feature a -10dB pad switch, making them capable of withstanding an impressive 135dB SPL, enough to cope with even the most heavy of hitters!

DM-1S & DM-1T HIGHLIGHTS

BRILLIANT DETAIL

Capture every

characteristic of

your snare & toms

MADE FOR DRUMS

Perfect solution

for any drummer

live or in the studio

NO EQ REQUIRED

Perfectly tuned so

no post-processing

is needed

SIMPLE TO SET UP

Compact size

allows for easy

positioning

"We were A/B-ing the DM-1S up against a thousand-dollar mic and in a blind test, everyone preferred the Sontronics. We were totally blown away!"

Mark Rankin, Producer/Engineer (Adele, Florence + The Machine)

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Back in 2008, following repeated requests from users to add drum-specific mics to the Sontronics line-up, our founder and designer Trevor Coley embarked on a project to create three specific mics that would bring out the best in any drumkit.

 

Working alongside top drummers, producers and engineers, the DM-series of mics (DM-1B for kick, DM-1S for snare, DM-1T for tom tom) gradually took shape, each mic crafted specifically to capture the specific sounds, tones and timbres of the different drums.

 

Beta-tested in some of the UK’s most renowned studios, the mics won the seal of approval from all the professionals and following their 2011 launch, it didn’t take long before the mics became firm favourites with drummers, producers and studios around the world.

DM-1S and DM-1T were created specifically to capture all the characteristics of your snare and toms, but they also give amazing results on other percussion instruments such as djembe, pandeiro, tabla, bongos and congas.

"I'm so impressed by the sound of these mics for all my studio and live performances in all genres (rock, jazz, world music), I rely on these mics. Just amazing."

Marito Marques, Drummer/Producer

IDEAL APPLICATIONS

TECHNICAL SPECS

MIC TYPE

Small-diaphragm

condensers

POLAR PATTERN

Cardioid

FREQ. RESPONSE

30Hz to 20kHz

PAD

0dB, -10dB

SENSITIVITY

-42dB ±2dB

MAX. SPL

135dB (with -10dB pad engaged)

CONNECTOR

3-pin XLR

POWER

Phantom power

48V (±4V) required

WEIGHT

86g each

DIMENSIONS

91 x 22 x 22mm

Click for the full list of technical specifications and frequency response graph

DM-1S & DM-1T REVIEWS

Sound On Sound review of Sontronics DM-1B

Sound On Sound

December 2011

Pro Tools Expert video review of Sontronics DM-1B

Pro Tools Expert

video review

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Rhythm Magazine review of Sontronics DM-1B

Rhythm Magazine

August 2012
AWARD

Paul Annis video review of Sontronics DM-1B

Paul Annis

video review

September 2011

Accordo review of Sontronics DM-1B and other Sontronicsmics

Accordo

(in Italian)

May 2013

Recording Magazine review of Sontronics drum microphones

Recording Magazine

January 2015

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Drummer Magazine

October 2011

"These mics are exceptional… the recorded drums have excellent presence in the mix and the balance between attack and body is perfect. These are precision instruments that deliver pro results"

Adam Jones, Drummer/Reviewer

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We are proud to say that we are the only microphone brand in the world to protect our microphones with a Lifetime Warranty. Click below to read more details or to register your own Sontronics mic today.

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