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Sound On Sound review the BMx2 & Black Ops

"It’s great to see a British manufacturer thriving and making products that are absolutely world-class".
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Botibol - The Last Moth

A live acoustic recording of Botibol earlier this month using 2 x BM9's. Minimal mic'ing all the way..... 1 BM9 in front of the singer. 1 BM9 on the drums. The bass amp and the piano are captured utilising the figure 8 pattern of the microphones.
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Martin Mitchell - Recording with the Valkyr

"What I'm trying to do with these various recordings using the 'Valkyr', is to show off its stereo capabilities on a range of subject which are perhaps a bit different."
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Drum overhead duties for the BM9!

A stereo pair of BM9's provided the drum overheads at Martin Smith's recent live album launch and video recording session.
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Latest Reviews

"Recording strings today was amazing and made even more so with a pair of Extinct Audio BM9’s. Amazing ribbon mics for all applications that don’t break the bank either. Go check them out!"

Neil Innes. ATA Records

"Black Ops makes a great close mic not only on guitar amps but also on bass amps, where I’d probably hesitate to place anything too delicate. It’s also an excellent vocal mic, particularly for those singers who always seem to sound thin, harsh or sibilant on capacitor mics. I think Stewart has judged the voicing very nicely: there’s still enough proximity effect to bring a welcome heft to sources that need it, but not so much that close-miking things makes them sound boomy or unbalanced. "

 Sound on Sound magazine,  June 2019

"I haven't put it down! It's really surprised me how versatile it is. I'm really impressed with it on amplifiers too - I expected to use it alongside a 57 or 421 but it sounds so good by itself. It's the first time that what I am recording sounds identical to the amplifier in the room. Definitely my go-to set up for clean guitar tones. I could do with another one or ten of these."

Daniel Collins (BM9 ribbon microphone)

"Following the success and critical acclaim of the ‘Viking’ BM9, Extinct Audio have continued the Nordic theme with their latest creation the ‘Valkyr’ BMx2 Blumlien Stereo Ribbon Microphone. If you are looking for a stereo ribbon mic which sounds fantastic and looks stunning this is it! The immediate reaction of performers and audio colleagues is ‘Wow, what is that’? Even the ‘Fenrir’ anti-vibration mount is a beautiful and effective piece of engineering, gripping the mic firmly and making it easy to position...."

Read the full review at Martin Mitchell’s Microphone Blog

"The Extinct Audio BM9s are classy and confidence-inspiring right out of the (very lovely) box. Every engineer I’ve handed them to immediately commented on the heft, build quality, and general good looks….. In every instance the mics were fantastic. Over and over they made my go-to guitar dynamic mics sound broken and one-dimensional in comparison…. At this price they’re a f***ing steal. Buy a pair." Tape Op  (Issue #127). Read the full review here

"The Black Ops mic is stellar. The muted proximity effect is indeed helpful and the Black Ops’ midrange character is different from the standard BM9, making it a different, but great-sounding beast." Scott Evans, antisleep.com