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Building the drum sound around the BM9

"I needed a solid room pair to function as the main frame, to which I would add spot mics where necessary. I've been toying with the BM9 for a year now and I know this mic grabs tons of details from super hi to super low frequency. I placed a pair of them in front of the kit in a Blumlein configuration and was (again) impressed by how much depth and low end they captured, as well as how much freedom they allowed when processing." Joannes Buff
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You Took The Sun When You Left - Leeched

"First outing for my EXTINCT AUDIO BM9’S as room mics for drums, they dominate the drum sound and with some disgusting pumping they helped make the album feel as aggressive as the band wanted", Joe Clayton, No Studio.
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Scott Evans reviews the BM9 for Tape Op magazine (issue # 127)

"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".
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A beaut ukulele clip!

"Nothing too technical, just stuck-up the mic in my untreated room and hit record. Small EQ, small FX, small compression and that's it" . Thanks to Dale Smith for sharing this clip with us.
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Latest Reviews

"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

"I want at least 6 of them now!" Nigel Pepper, FOH engineer, Snow Patrol

"I use the BM9 on drums as a mono crushed mic. Man its so good. I love it as much as the RCA 44! Lovely controlled lows." Robert Charles Wilks, Kent, UK

"BM9 ribbon from Extinct Audio sounding amazing! Vibe, detail and presence for days with zero noise... I'm in love!" Johannes Buff, France

"I had the review BM9 ribbon microphones on loan for a couple of months, and on every occasion where I needed either a figure‑8 microphone or a characteristically ‘ribbon‑y’ sound, they stepped up and delivered the goods. Not only do they sound great… they’re stylish, lightweight and easy to position… and they’re built like a tank, and usable on quiet sources. In short, the BM9 presents a very nicely judged balance of the classic and the modern, at a price level you don’t normally associate with ‘boutique’ microphones. I have bought the review pair!" Sam Inglis, Sound On Sound. Read the full review here