The Beyerdynamic M 160 is a dynamic double ribbon microphone with a hypercardioid polar pattern. The M 160 excels on drums. In the studio, or live the M 160 will capture an accurate detailed slightly dark tonal character, and has excellent transient response. The M 160 has a matte black finish on the body, that doesn’t reflect light making ideal for television and other broadcast/live applications too. The M 160 is also a very good choice of microphone for brass and even recording stringed instruments.