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BeatIt tests 6 snare microphones

By popular demand, BeatIt have put six snare mics through a genuine crash test, although in this case (as with our bass drum microphone presentation) a bash-the-hell-out-of-the-mikes test would probably be a much more appropriate way to decribe it. Blindman and Animal didn’t spare their time and effort and battered all the units like a martial arts student batters a dummy at the gym. They did that with the help of a 14″ x 5,5″ OCDP maple snare armed with Evans Genera Dry and Remo Diplomat heads.

The films feature a line audio signal with gain set at 0 db for dynamic mics and -10 db for condensers. Here are the results. Enjoy!

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Sontronics DM-1S

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Shure SM57