CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package
The CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package brings you three full featured CAD M179 microphone with all accessories at even more great savings. Perfect For Tom Mic'ing!
This M179 Microphone Package combines three CAD M179 Microphones to meet your tom micing needs. Also use this package for drum overheads with a room mic combination. Really the sky is the limit with what you can do. Need to know more about the M179 then check out the CAD M179 product page for all the details.
There is not another condenser on the market that has offer the features and performance of the M179, and at this price point it really cant be beat. You can put a CAD M179 in front of anything and get a great sounding track. The professionals here at Front End Audio use the CAD M179 everyday in the studio on drums, acoustic guitar, cabs and vocals. Really, they would be hard pressed to find an application that the CAD M179 did not excel on. The CAD M179 is a true Multi-Pattern Microphone. Rather than selecting a fixed pattern, you can dial in a pattern or experience all the variations in between! From the rich and intimate sounding figure-of-eight pattern to the spacious and articulate omnidirectional pattern, you can dial in the space you want on any sound source.
Just try the M179 on drums. With the high SPL rating you can throw these on toms or put a pair in the air as overheads. Dial in figure eight and you have a great room mic. The CAD M179 also features a hi-pass filter and 20 dB pad so you have absolute control over your recordings. there really isn't anything these mics can't do. But don't take our word for it, order one or two and see for yourself. Front End Audio has create several different M179 packages offering these great mics in pairs or triples.
CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Features
- True variable pattern
- Large 1.1" condenser capsule
- Gold sputtered diaphragms
- High SPL
- Transformerless balanced output circuits
- 20 dB pad
- 6dB @ 100Hz HP filter
- Internal pop filter
CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Specifications
- Type: Side Address
- Pattern: Multi-Pattern
- Frequency Response: 10-20 kHz
- Polar Pattern: Variable
- Impedance: 200 Ohms
- Sensitivity: -36 dBV (16mV) @ 1Pa
- Noise Level: 11dB-A
- SPL: 143 dB SPL (with pad)
- Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.15%
- Power Requirements: 48V
- Switches: HP filter and 20dB pad
- Connector: XLR
CAD M179 Multi-Pattern Microphone Package Includes
- 3x CAD M179 Microphones
- 3x MZM-5 Elastic Suspension Shockmount
- 3x Swivel Mount
- 3x Carrying Case
- 2 Years Warranty
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Bought these mainly for use on toms because of some videos that I had heard on YouTube and they truly rock on toms. I like them more then the usual studio go-to md421s. These are also great on guitar cabs and as ambient microphones for whatever. Haven't had a chance to use them on vocals yet but in a pinch I'm sure they would sound fine.
M179 3-pack arrived in good order, after a couple of delays...
I'd heard about the versatility of the M179's and in particular I was attracted to the idea of using them as tom microphones, as an alternative to my Sennheiser 421's. I have not yet had an opportunity to try them on toms yet, but I did put a pair in cardioid over a vibraphone and another in omni as a mono room microphone with excellent results on all of it. I'm pleased so far and look forward to trying them on other instruments... including toms. I don't think my rating will go down from "good," but it could go up to "excellent" as I use them more.
I now have six of these. Toms with almost zero bleed? Check. Recorderman style overheads? Check. Great workhorse? Check. You WILL put these to good use.
Kudos to Front End Audio for a job well done on my recent purchase. I have an really nice acoustic drum array and was very impressed with the CAD M179 (and 177) for tom usage during tests. Thinking ahead, Front End bundled three M179s together and included mic cables and free shipping. Quick and first-class.
Excellent service and Shipping. I will be Using Front End Audio again and again.
Being a drummer, I must say these are fantastic on toms (HyperCard) - punchy, warm and full. Check out the tom sound in the drums section on www.jammerbay.com (will be from lesson 11 and up). I've also used a single CAD M179 (Card) as OH for a rock cover gig, only supported with a Bass Drum mik, actually with a good result. We also used the M179's on guitar amps for this particular gig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVKrvBi1CIc&feature=related with Anatholi Bulkin Trio with your's truly on drums (No CAD's on drums here, though). Ordered a 3-pack from FEA and had them sent to me in Sweden, fast and with USPS tracking - no problemo. 3 great, versatile miks for $399- You can not complain about that, folks!
A client brought one of these to my studio, Secret Sound, to get my thoughts. We put it up against my Stephen Paul modded U-87 on a vocalist. Sounded great - quiet, pretty neutral although a bit brighter than the Neumann. Then I found out what it cost - I immediately ordered the 3 pack the next day! To me this mic is like the SM57 of condensers - versatile and super affordable. At this price, everybody should have at least one. Side address makes it a great choice on toms when it's hard to squeeze into tight spots. Need to activate the pad on drums & percussion. Perhaps not the first choice if you have a bright singer with sibilance issues, but I've been trying it out on lots of sources: toms, hihats, vocals, sax, congas...with great results.