In the 35 years since it was introduced, Sennheiser’s versatile and robust MD 421 has become a classic, and one of the company’s most popular dynamic microphones in the recording studio or on the road. The Sennheiser MD 421 II Dynamic Microphone continues the tradition, its large diaphragm, directional cardioid response and ability to handle high sound pressure levels making it the go-to choice for a broad range of instruments, including electric guitar, wind instruments (particularly brass) and drums, especially toms and percussion. Its full-bodied performance, clarity and switch-selectable low-frequency roll-off control also lends itself to group vocals and radio broadcast applications.
Glass composite housing and hardened stainless steel basket—rugged and durable
Five position bass roll-off switch—compensates for proximity effect
Effective feedback rejection
Clear sound reproduction
Easy handling due to pronounced directivity
Acoustic components enclosed in inner chassis—reduced sensitivity to dust and humidity
I have 3 of these and wouldn't trade them for the world. My go to Tom mic, alternate guitar cab mic, or bass cab. Just does the job every time.
By Jon A on May 16, 2017
On the recommendation of Jacob from VK Just bought a set of 3 for my toms. Their everything I've read about and imagined. Powerful, punchy, in your face - can kiss the toms closely without breaking up
By bobbyboots on May 4, 2017
The 421 is killer on toms. Just the right amount of sensitivity so as not to pick up resonances and too much bleed. Takes EQ great..not to mention it takes a beating from stray stick hits year after year!
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Every acoustic sound source, be it a piano, violin, guitar, speaker cabinet, or the human voice, requires a microphone to capture that sound. That makes the microphone the first interface with the vibrating air and the first link in the audio chain. Like any endeavor, you want to have a solid foundation. The microphone is that foundation. Choose the right one and your life just got easier. Choose the wrong one and you’ll be fighting an uphill battle all the way through the signal path. And nobody wants that. Continue reading →
When it comes to classic studio and live microphones, the Sennheiser MD 421 II and MD 441-U have been staples since their release in the late 1960s. In our new VK Shootout, we're pitting the dynamic microphones against each other in a session, as we use both the MD 421 II and 441-U on vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and drums.
The Sennheiser MD 421 II has a large diaphragm, directional cardioid response and is capable of handling extremely high sound pressure levels. That's the reason you'll most likely see this classic in front of a guitar cab or on a drum set (particularly toms). The microphone features a five-position bass roll-off switch, which can control proximity effect for close-miking situations. Continue reading →
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