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
your snare & toms
MADE FOR DRUMS
for any drummer
live or in the studio
NO EQ REQUIRED
Perfectly tuned so
SIMPLE TO SET UP
allows for easy
"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
30Hz to 20kHz
135dB (with -10dB pad engaged)
48V (±4V) required
91 x 22 x 22mm
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DM-1S & DM-1T REVIEWS
"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