Announced at the Winter NAMM Show in January 2011, the Sontronics DM-1T and DM-1S, along with the DM-1B represent the British mic brand’s first foray into direct drum miking. The microphones have taken two years of research, development and testing and, like all Sontronics mics, they offer the best quality and the most professional sounding results but at an incredible price.
The Sontronics DM-1T and DM-1S have been meticulously designed by Sontronics’ founder and designer, Trevor Coley, to capture the exact characteristics of your tom and snare: the skin slap, the snare rattle, the attack, boom, decay and so on. Rather than create one mic that gets good results from either/or snare and tom, these mics have a slightly different frequency response graph to get exceptional results from each drum.
Like the DM-1B, these end-fire pencil-style condensers both have a -10dB pad switch that allow the mics to cope with up to 135dB SPL, and we know that all our drum mics work really well both live and in the studio. The Sontronics DM-1T and
DM-1S have been thoroughly tested to their limits by various session drummers, live musicians and producers, including Flood (U2, Killers, Arctic Monkeys) and Mark Rankin (Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine).