Audio-Technica has introduced the ATM230 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone, a mic in their Artist Series line that they say is ideal for capturing drums and percussion. A spokesperson told us, "The mic's proprietary capsule is designed to excel in high SPL applications, delivering full, well-rounded audio with an exceptional low-end. The hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source – directionality that is aided by the mic's low-profile design, which allows it to be placed in a wide variety of setups. ATM230 is ideally suited for miking toms, snare and other percussion instruments."
Pricing and Availability:
The Audio-Technica Artist Series ATM230 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone will be available March 2016 with a U.S. street price of $139.00. Also available will be the ATM230PK pack with three ATM230's with a U.S. street price of $349.00.