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CardioidMilab Microphones BDM-01

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The BDM-01 is a dedicated bass drum condenser microphone. The mic was built around Milab’s VM-44 capsule. It was specifically designed for bass drum recording, but can be used on other loud sources also, as it can handle 155dB without audible distortion.

The BDM-01 has a rubber fitted capsule with a cardioid pattern and an EQ curve that is enhanced around 5 and 8 kHz specifically for bass instruments.

The built in pop filter and rubberized casing help protect the mic as well as making it suitable for the studio or the stage.

Audio Technology, 2009

Once upon a time I was quite happy with the results I got just shoving a D112 into the hole of my bass drums, pointing arbitrarily somewhere near the beater. Then at some point, I felt I needed more, so I moved the D112 to the outside head, and would use something like an SM57 or M88 for the detailed “click.” The Milab BDM-01 would seem to do a better job than any, or maybe even all, of these combinations.

The Milab Microphones BDM-01 is also known as: BDM01.

The mic was released in 2009.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
BDM-01 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 16mm
n/a Max SPL: 155 dB
Self-noise: 27.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
210g (7.41oz) 142mm (5.59'') 47mm (1.85'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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