The Piano is an expressive instrument with a wide dynamic range and multiple sound sources coming from the strings and frame into which it is constructed. All of these subtle sounds and nuances have to be captured to make the Piano sound natural and to transfer the emotion with which it is played. The Opus 51 is purpose built for this type of instrument. Using the ™boundary effect™ it captures direct and reflected sounds from all parts of the instrument in perfect balance and at an equal level taking some of the guesswork out of microphone placement. As the Opus 51 effortlessly captures low frequency audio as well as the high frequency detail it also can be used perfectly for Kick Drums.
The Beyerdynamic Opus 88 condenser microphone is a perfect choice for close miking toms and snare drums, and is designed to excel at professional sound reinforcement or recording. The snare drum is hit most often, the hardest, and produces a very complex sound pattern. The Opus 88 mic has been optimized for the snare, both electrically and physically, to capture a precise sound. With its patented microphone clamp with integrated preamplifier and 3-pin XLR plug the Opus 88 can easily and quickly be mounted to the rim. The short flexible gooseneck and the horizontal swivel joint ensures optimal positioning.
Requires phantom power.
Opus 88 Condenser Clip-On Microphone