Sennheiser MD 421 Reviews
I love it on bass cabinets, specially since I've been recording stoner/doom stuff that is just amazingly fuzzed up and somewhat loud (remember though that loud amps = great sound is a myth). I also like it on toms, depending on how the drummer hits the kit and the genre. If it's really loud and rock-ish I'll put the 421's without thinking twice.... [read more on Audiofanzine]robdelap rated this unit on 2014-09-09.
One of the most important characteristics of this microphone is the ability to handle very high sound pressure levels, so it's ideal for miking drums and loud amps. Sound quality is top-notch. In conclusion, I would't get any other microphone for recording drums (especially toms). If you are looking for a very versatile, resistant and precise ... [read more on Audiofanzine]Pjones9 rated this unit on 2014-07-18.
Bottom Line? The Sennheiser MD 421 is a studio workhorse and is valuable in so many scenarios. Individually they are rather affordable and it's definitely worth the investment if you decide to get three or four. [read more on Audiofanzine]AlexV rated this unit on 2010-03-16.
I have been using these ever since I got started with recording. They sound great on pretty much all drums except the kick drum, although I know people who even use it there. The real selling point is using these on toms though, as they really shine in that situation and that's what these mics are primarily known for. They aren't so great abo... [read more on Audiofanzine]afterglow479 rated this unit on 2008-09-29.
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