Best reviews. Thankyou.
I use this mic with a boompole when it's an awfully roomy situation (hangars, untreated glassy rooms), at about 15 inches of subject mouth. It saved my day numerous times ! I really think it does not sound its best really close of the mouth like a regular dynamic mic
Toto was using this mic
This mic is killer as Kick drum mic.
Which mic stand are you using when on the acoustic guitar? 3:04
One of the all time great dynamic microphones. Perfect dimensions, usable for almost every possible source, studio and stage. Pure magic on bass drum, stand vocals, guitars, bass, horns and on and on. The extended low end and ultra flat response will give you a tone on kick and snare like no other dynamic microphone. Mine is decades old and working flawlessly. Not much to complain about.
Agree with the plosives! I was taken aback by this initially, but got used to taking one more step back to avoid them, and since then it's become my favorite mike for my own vocals. Obviously it'll depend on the singer. All my recent songs have the M88 on vocals.
Thanks for the review
Used this mic on snare top, bottom and smaller rack Tom's with great results. It sounds smooth on hi hats too. Had mixed results on guitar cabs and would never imagine using it on acoustic. But given its rejection and smooth sound it's ideal as a vocal mic when a recording live acoustic/vocal performance if you're unable to get your hands on two figure 8 condensers. Not an amazing mic by any stretch of the imagination, but it's saved me quite a few times.
the perfect mix test!!!
I have owned one of these for years, I use it primarily for live sound. I love it on horns, Trombone, Tenor and Beri sax. It is also my go to mic for certain singers. It provides a rich creamy sound for some voices. . . I happened upon your video, in fact, while comparing prices on used ones, as I am thinking of getting another one.
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Applications sir. Applications.
2: Bass Guitar Amping.
4: Guitar Amping.
5: Bass Vocalist.
This is not a podcast mic. At $400...why in the world would you seemingly try to market it as such???
The proximity effect that you didn’t care for is one of the best things about it. It grabs low tones so well; especially at live events for kicks and bass g.
One of the best dynamic mics ever built.
I love this mic (Guitar amps and vocals)
I thought this was a highly sought after microphone for baritone vocalists, but you mentioned it is muddy at the lower frequencies? .. urgh I am so confused what to get now.
The M88 is simply one of the best sounding mics on a closed Jazz bass drums
You need Beyerdynamic WS 59 AZ to rejecting plosives. I use this mic for studio vocale and love it more than my Rode k2.
Actually, it sounds really good to my ears！
They're awesome on a kick drum. Can be a secret mic to blend in or as a stand alone.
A great microphone! Ive used mine for 30 years plus now. Quite special on vocals and an easy fix on an accoustic piano.
Cool song clip
Seems the SM 58 beats them alll due to lack of bass boost, we don't want that for singing.
M88 sounds better than all of those mics
Every time I hear a nice rounded sound, I look up and he's hlding the M88.
Sounds like Dave Gilmour. Very nice speaking voice, and of course a great singing voice.
Your ear is really good so I can ask to you... I love the "Shure Beta SM58" with that nice proximity and I like how it open the mids and highs... For somebody could sound boxy maybe but I like expecially that. I like how my voice can express with the Beta SM58 in his space of typical cut... So... from your point of you: There is some Studio large diagram that has that kind of presence...? THANKS MASTER
sm58 sounds better for blues/rock
Thank you for the reviews..i have the m88 and i like it so much...i lime also the earthworks...but..very expensive!
I didn’t know this mic was a guitar pickup I thought it was a mic
Oh... the sm58 really suprised me on the blues/rock style.... sounded better than the expensive mics to my ears for that style... :/
Hi Anton. Really enjoy listening to your mic reviews. I have many different mics I enjoy .. Like the electro voice RE 410. I have had the beyerdynamic TG M88 for a while. I have recently started to use it again and I can now see why its almost £300. It has some nice punchy lows as well as sweet night's. I do have to eq it bit. I use a AER Compact 3. Do you know if the original M88 has been discontinued?
Oh wow that vintage M88 just has the most beautiful proximity effect and balance. Sounded better than the Earthworks imo, it was perfect. I was so down to buy a current production one until you plugged one in. I think the old one sounded a lot better. Very similar fundamentally, but all the extra magic somehow was gone. Proximity sounded not as alive and beautiful, and the breathing and handling noise wasn't something to write home about either. Shame really. You have an outstanding voice btw, and I very much enjoyed watching this video! Thanks!
Excelente. All around workhorse microphone.
Thanks for these great great video reviews! Very very helpful, as the V90r as well as the M88 were possible candidates for me. After watching your various comparisons, especially with the older models, my search goes on.
Another very interesting line of dynamic microphones is the MD100 Line by Microtech Gefell. These are pretty obscure and expensive, so there's not much info to be found online, so that might be interesting for you to check out. Best regards - Simon
Hello Mr. Brown - I totally agree with you. The identical DYNACORD DD800 vintage microphone has been my favorite microphone for many years. Beside the SM58 up to microphones of AKG, EV, etc. I already tested many microphones. But not even Neumann sounded as silky as the DD800. Thanks for the great performance - you have a fantastic voice. Stay healthy, all the best!
SM 58 always wins and i dont understand why. The bright sounding mics pop but sound cheap.
It's a shame that you are blowing out your preamp/Interface constantly in those tests. That makes them quite obeselete really. What you are doing is (would be!) fantastic if you would take the time to get the tech right (and use a higher quality preamp). Respect a proper gain structure, invest in a good interface like a Tascam UH-7000 or so and you'll have everthing you need to produce terrific videos!
I understand why you like the Bayer and Earthworks, but dare I say, I prefer the SM58. Great review!
The M88 N(C) is also known as the Phil Collins mic, because of its famous user back in the 1980s.
*flips monocle out of eye like a boss*🤣 please never stop doing videos. You're my new favorite YouTuber.
Only real decision is black on black or silver on black, beautifully crafted still, make it easy on yourself and have a pair of each.. Would the body styles have come from the connector option back when Tuchel/DIN was a common use?
High freq noise at 20:11
Guessing that maybe the one marked TG was an early run of the new mics, possibly a late prototype before they updated the basket and associated hardware...screws, etc?
Ecxelent video ! You should do a video comparing the new mics to their equals from back in the day...also, what do you think about the Shure SM7B?
TG = Touring Gear
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Beautiful playing Alberto! The M88 does a great job too. Thanks for sharing.
i haven't tried my m88 on acoustic yet, not bad, on the rhodes it's great as i had imagined